Levi has always been interested in building and design, and with experience working in the construction industry it was a natural choice to study Engineering at university.
‘I’d like to end up with a master’s degree in Engineering and then develop my career as an engineer through travel and overseas work, he says.
‘I chose to come to UC because it is recognised for Engineering all over the world, and it is nice and close to my home in Kaikoura… I’m really enjoying studying here, and have been impressed with the wide range of support that is offered, and the vast knowledge of my lecturers.’
Levi wanted to live in a hall of residence so he could get to know more people but also have time to focus on his study rather than ‘do all the work that goes on in a flat’.
‘From my perspective College House offered the best mix of social interaction and academic performance. It also has traditions that emphasise its community spirit, and I thought its mix of first-year and second-year students would make a better experience.’
Levi encourages prospective students to consider living in a hall of residence.
‘I’m enjoying it because I am living with like-minded people who are all very sociable, friendly and helpful, and I’m getting a wide network of friends,’ he says.
‘It’s a great experience to meet new people from various places, not only from New Zealand but from overseas too. So get out there and socialise, but at the same time focus on your education and try to push yourself to achieve your best.’
As well as spending his free time with his friends and family, Levi loves being in the outdoors.
‘I especially like surfing and free diving, and other sports like tennis and squash... I think the important thing about university is to engage in your learning and work hard, but at the same time have fun.’