The University of Newcastle, Australia

Myles has always looked for ways he can create meaningful change in the world around him. Applying this lens to his studies, he followed his interest in geography, politics and international affairs to a combined Bachelor of Development Studies and Bachelor of Business degree at the University of Newcastle.

“I was drawn to development studies because it would allow me to continue pursuing the passion for geography that I developed in high school and the Governance, Policy and Political Economy major in the business degree would allow me to incorporate my interest in politics and policy into my study,” Myles said.

Choosing to study at his local university, the Bachelor of Development Studies has provided many unique opportunities for Myles. From smaller class sizes which have enhanced his learning and connections with academics and other students, to studying engaging content that has encouraged him to explore new perspectives.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have a range of lecturers and tutors who are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their areas of expertise.

“The Development Studies program is great because you get to develop quality relationships with teaching staff and fellow students – something that isn’t as easy to do in programs that have larger cohorts.

“The best thing about my degrees is the fact that they’ve challenged me to think about the world in different, and sometimes contradictory ways,” Myles added.

Completing the double degree has opened up so many possibilities for Myles that he hopes to explore once he finishes his studies. And while at the moment he’s unsure where his career will lead, he knows that he’ll have the skills and knowledge to pursue any path he chooses.

“I don’t really have any career paths set in stone. I’m planning on doing Honours at the end of my degree and possibly going into policy making in either the public or private sector.

“I think that having done a double degree will greatly benefit me. The Bachelor of Business has given me an insight into the practical side of making policy and effecting lasting change while the Bachelor of Development Studies degree has shown me what equitable policies look like and the impact they can have on society,” Myles concluded.

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Myles Egan

Myles Egan

Myles has always looked for ways he can create meaningful change in the world around him. Applying this lens to his studies, he followed his interest in geography, politics and international affairs to a combined Bachelor of Development Studies and Bachelor of Business degree at the University of Ne

The Development Studies program is great because you get to develop quality relationships with teaching staff and fellow students – something that isn’t as easy to do in programs that have larger cohorts