I come from a small town where there aren't a lot of opportunities for young people. They can end up getting in trouble with drugs, crime and depression. I'm interested in how the law can actually help youth. My goal is to become an investigator or detective, with a focus on youth justice.
Even though there's a ton of people here, I still know so many of them. On campus, if I walk a hundred metres I see at least three people I know! The connections that I’m making have exceeded my expectations.
I’m really interested in social enterprise so I’ve become part of entré. In 2018 I’m the Chief Operating Officer. The cool thing about UC Enterprise and entré is that it's like doing a degree without doing a degree. It's getting me into the entrepreneurship side of things, without having to take business papers.
Absolutely. It adds value to your journey when you branch out into other things. You feel like you're doing something that has immediate impact – and you make a lot of friends along the way!
"In Christchurch there’s so much encouragement in change and innovation."
They’re amazing. They push you while also nurturing you through the process. They’re accessible too. I’m even on a first name basis with the Vice Chancellor, Rod Carr, through my involvement with entré. It shows that if you put yourself out there, it comes back to you.
In Christchurch there’s so much encouragement in change and innovation. Once you leave uni, there's something here for you. There are lots of business kickstarters in the city, so if anyone comes out of UC with an entrepreneurial idea, there’s interest and support for it.
It's incredibly fun and exciting. But there’s a serious side too. It also makes you sit down and realise that you’re one individual in the world with so much potential to do things. Having the opportunities I know only UC provides has helped discover what makes me tick. I’m incredibly proud to call UC my home.