Student Stories

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  • Life after university, Postgraduate students
    New South Wales The University of Sydney
    Anna-Marie Watson

    Anna studied a Master of Teaching at the University of Sydney

    Anna is currently a performance coach at Reach for More and an elite ultra-runner based between Bath, United Kingdom and Chamonix, France.What does your job involve?I support a diverse range of clients to embed sustainable healthy performance at the heart of their business. I love to take coaching conversations outdoors for walking and talking sessions and find this significantly enhances both...

  • Life after university
    Victoria The University of Melbourne
    Laura Uberoi

    Laura graduated with a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne in 2012

    Laura Uberoi is an Associate Solicitor in the Banking Team at Farrer & Co.  She is a Council Member at The Law Society elected to represent junior lawyers up to five years’ qualified and also sits as Honorary Secretary to the City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society.How studying in Australia opens doors for you back homeIn 2011 I packed my bags and set off for Melbourne to undertake...

  • Victoria RMIT University

    Lauren in studying Graphic Design at RMIT University

    My experience with study options was really straight forward, they went above and beyond in helping me with my application for RMIT University. I was living in Belgium at the time and needed documents verified in the UK, Stefan and Sarah went out of their way to accommodate me and make sure that my application could be approved in a timely manner. When I had questions about my application status...

  • North Island AUT University
    Duaa Zuhair Al-Hamid

    Duaa is an Engineering PhD student at AUT in Auckland

    “I was interested in a PhD in New Zealand as I had heard about the good opportunities for PhD students such as the domestic fees for international students. Study options helped me a lot with information related to universities, application process and life in New Zealand.“I still remember the moment when I received my New Zealand study visa, how excited I was and how happy my parents were to see...

  • Postgraduate students
    South Island University of Canterbury
    Chris Bacon

    Chris is at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, doing a PhD in Sport Science

    “I was always keen to pursue a PhD abroad, having spent a majority of my life in one country. Then the opportunity from Study Options came up in which they offered me full support around the process of applying to PhD programmes in New Zealand. From this I was directed into the path of the University of Canterbury under the supervision of Dr. Carl Petersen. “Going abroad for a significant...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland The University of Queensland
    Catxere Casacio

    Catxere is a PhD student at the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland

    “I was living in a tiny Spanish island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when I started my Ph.D. application at UQ. The whole process – bureaucratic and demanding – took a year. At one stage it was starting to feel impossible to finish the application without flying myself to Australia! But I then discovered that the application could be done with Study Options in the UK – a comparatively short...

  • Postgraduate students
    Victoria Deakin University
    Joanne Kwok

    Studying a Master of Dietetics at Deakin University, Melbourne

    “There aren’t a lot of universities that offer the course I wanted to study and it is very competitive.  I was very glad that Study Options helped me all the way from making applications to paying deposits, to applying for my visa, and getting all my documents ready before moving abroad.  I chose Deakin University as it was recommended by one of my lecturers back in the UK, and I was...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland James Cook University
    Maxime Brooks

    Studying the Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology at JCU

    “During my final year of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds I carried out an honours project which focused on coral reef bleaching and was inspired to study marine biology further. After speaking with my honours supervisor, James Cook University was the obvious choice.“I arrived in February, which is summer in Australia, and here in North Queensland it was very hot! JCU are great...

  • Postgraduate students
    New South Wales The University of Sydney
    Lydia Yang at Vivid Sydney 2018

    Studying the Master of Commerce at the University of Sydney

    "I chose the University of Sydney not only because of its good reputation but also because the city seemed extremely attractive and romantic to me - and it is!"I’m about to finish my first semester and life in Sydney is just amazing! You can always watch a show at the Opera House, go surfing at Bondi Beach, grab brunch with friends in the Rocks or enjoy a night-walk and fireworks at Darling...

  • Postgraduate students
    Victoria The University of Melbourne

    Leo is at the University of Melbourne studying the Master of Laws

    “I had always dreamt of going to Australia to travel. Never did I think that I would also be studying a Master of Laws at one of the most prestigious universities in the world; the University of Melbourne.“It was made much easier by the fact that Study Options did a lot of the legwork for me. All I had to do was provide them with the form and documents. A small piece of advice is to go to the...

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