Never one to sit at a desk all day, Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) student Elizabeth is motivated to turn her love for nature and the built environment into a career.

Taking a non-direct pathway to University, Elizabeth took her time finding a field of study that made sense.

“I am passionate about a lot of things but none more so than my love for the outdoors,” Elizabeth said.

“Before I came to the University of Newcastle I had tried multiple occupations and studied various interests of mine, and it wasn’t until I took a career aptitude test did I come across surveying.”

After studying a Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information at TAFE in Sydney, Elizabeth wanted to learn more but needed a change of pace. Drawn to Newcastle for its relaxed coastal atmosphere and beautiful scenery, Elizabeth decided that the University of Newcastle was the place to make her dream of studying a Bachelor of Surveying a reality.

After doing some research, Elizabeth was encouraged by the University’s commitment to supporting prospective students who have studied at TAFE.

“One of the main reasons why I chose to enrol at the University of Newcastle was that I could obtain credit within the degree for some of the subjects I had already studied at TAFE,” Elizabeth said.

Elizabeth says the amount of work-integrated learning opportunities she has been given right from first year has been impressive.

“As part of my degree I was required to undertake 12 weeks of industry experience. For this placement, I was fortunate to work in several surveying offices in both NSW and the ACT. This experience allowed me to gain various skills which I believe will make me a competitive candidate when I apply for graduate positions next year,” she said.

Elizabeth is also impressed with the chances she has been given to make industry connections in the surveying field.

“The industry connections I have made during my degree have set me up really well for after I graduate, and these industry connections have opened up opportunities to me that I would have never experienced had it not been for the University of Newcastle,” she said.

Elizabeth might be set to graduate at the end of 2021, but she’s committed to keeping in touch with the University through the Alumni network. She says she’s ready to take the valuable skills and experience she has gained with her into the workforce and beyond.

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Elizabeth Evans

Drawn to Newcastle for its relaxed coastal atmosphere and beautiful scenery, Elizabeth decided that the University of Newcastle was the place to make her dream of studying a Bachelor of Surveying a reality.

The industry connections I have made during my degree have set me up really well for after I graduate, and these industry connections have opened up opportunities to me that I would have never experienced had it not been for the University of Newcastle.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.