Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) (Honours), currently enrolled in PhD (Communication and Media Arts)
First job after graduation:
Public Relations Officer and Sessional Academic.
Why did you choose to study Communication at Newcastle?
Lifestyle in the Newcastle area, such as affordable rent and reasonable public transport system. Also the surrounding features of the area, beaches, Hunter Valley, and being close to a capital city. In addition having family close.
What was the best thing about your degree program?
Gaining a deeper understanding of the broad and comprehensive role that communication has in everyday personal and professional life. Being able to create media, as well as study and analyse it.
How did you find the support and service of staff at the University?
In general I have always found the staff support and service of staff at the University, both the Academic staff and General staff, to be relevant, helpful, knowledgeable, supportive, thought provoking and encouraging.
Where are you currently working and what are you currently doing? How has your Communication degree helped you in your professional life?
I am currently a full-time PhD student at the University of Newcastle undertaking research into the social impact of mobile phones on young Australian adults. I have also been undertaking some Sessional Academic work, tutoring in digital media and communication and discourse.
What advice would you give to future students considering studying Communication at Newcastle?
To take advantage of both the amazing facilities now available for the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology at the University of Newcastle, and the remarkable surrounding landscapes.