Whilst doing my PhD at Otago University, the most practical and informative training programme I attended was undoubtedly the Work Ready Programme. It covered a range of useful areas and information that all students need to know about kiwi work culture.
The Otago Malaysian Students’ Association (OMSA) is one of the oldest, largest and most active student associations at Otago University. We organise many exciting events for our members and the public throughout the year – from the dazzling Malam Malaysia to mouth-watering delicacies on Mamak Night – there is something for everyone!
I love that AUT University is committed to preserving Maori heritage whilst also having the latest technology and modern study spaces. I’m enjoying studying journalism. The combination of lectures and tutorials is great as the theories taught in lectures are put into practise during tutorials.
I’m currently a research assistant at AbacusBio, an agribusiness consulting firm. I’m involved in several projects about adding value to agricultural food products. Graduating from Otago with a BSc (Hons) degree in food science has prepared me well for a successful career in the global industry.
I was so excited when I graduated from university since I had spent 4 years doing Chemistry and Mathematics at Uni. However, I was also upset because I really enjoyed my study life over the past 4 years.
AUT is the only university in New Zealand with a Muslim prayer room. The people are very friendly and welcoming here. The lecturers are great. They always provide real life examples of how to apply the theories they teach us.
It makes you feel confident that you know you’ve studied at one of the best universities in New Zealand. Otago has really taught me networking and socialising, which is critical once you step into the working environment.
One of the best decisions I have made was to become involved in scientific research while studying abroad. Doing research in a new country expanded my independence, global understanding, and professional skills.