• Isabelle


    For Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) student Isabelle, fulfillment comes from helping others.

    After landing an impressive ATAR of 98.8, Isabellewas spoiled for choice when weighing up her study options.

    “It was speech pathology that stood out to me when making this challenging decision. After researching the opportunities the University of Newcastle offers within the speech pathology program, I ultimately decided this degree would be a fulfilling way to help others and develop my abilities in the health field.”

    With her first year of study underway,Isabellehasloved divinginto amix of new subjects relating to speechpathology like psychology, biomedical science and linguistics.

    Excitedto experience placement in a practical setting in her second year of study, Isabelle knows she has made the right decisionand is well on her way to a meaningful career.

    “I am looking forward to the incredible opportunities offered throughout my studies.”

  • Tahlia


    Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours) student Tahlia wants to inspire other young females and Indigenous students to study Engineering. She believes engineering is for everyone.

    “Growing up I had no idea what STEMM was. It wasn’t until a teacher encouraged me to go to an Engineers Australia event that I got an idea and taste of what it was about.”

    Inspired by the guest speakers at the event, Tahlia quickly saw how she could combine her passion for maths, science and aviation and turn it into a career path.

    During her studies Tahlia completed an internship at the RAAF Base Williamtown, which gave her the valuable opportunity to build industry connections.

    A well-rounded student, Tahlia embraces all opportunities. She is part of the women’s dance group at The Wollotuka Institute and the University’s Rocket Club.

  • Luisa


    Influenced by her Samoan community, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Communication student Luisa is passionate about social justice and advocacy. The opportunities she has experienced at university has further fuelled her a desire to make a positive impact on her community.

    “Being able to study in the Newcastle CBD has been a really great experience. In my first year we were encouraged to go to the courthouse. We are in a position to easily connect with local businesses and law firms.”

    Luisa’s community-minded values and leadership skills strengthened when she was selected for the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program. The unique University of Newcastle program aims to inspire, educate and cultivate the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious Australian leaders.

    “I know that the University of Newcastle has prepared me to take on whatever avenue I pursue.”

    Luisa is excited about making a global impact. The world is her oyster.

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