Bachelor of Development Studies


Meet an Achiever from the Bachelor of Developmental Studies


Town Planner

Josh"I am currently working as a town planner in the private sector in Newcastle. My degree has allowed me to achieve more than I ever expected to. By completing it, I have been given the opportunity to work in a field of high demand due to the current shortage of town planners.

I chose Newcastle because it was the closest uni to my hometown that offered development studies. Secondly, Newcastle offers a great lifestyle. I left Sydney to study and I haven't looked back!"

Initially starting a different degree, the Bachelor of Development Studies appealed to Josh so much he decided to change his study path. Josh's advice for students thinking of a development studies degree is to go for it.

The degree covers so many important, contemporary concerns; it will really open your eyes to global issues and experiences of others in the world. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help, all of the staff are so supportive and approachable.

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