Coming from Brazil, international student Tulio chose to study at the University of Newcastle for its global reputation in the field of engineering. But being located in close proximity to both a city and the beach was also a huge bonus.
“I love Newcastle because people here are friendly, especially with foreigners,” Tulio said.
“It is a small city with very nice beaches, parks, nightlife, restaurants, good public transport and plenty of job opportunities,” he said.
For Tulio it was important to pursue a career that reflected his interest in holistic approaches to improving the environment. So Environmental Engineering, being a multidisciplinary field of study, was the perfect fit.
Since embarking on his Environmental Engineering (Honours) degree, he has gained valuable experience in the use of engineering software and technology and gained insight into what a future career in the industry could look like.
With Callaghan and NUspace both equipped with 24/7 study areas, computers, libraries, restaurants, cafes and free transport between the two campuses, Tulio can easily move and study between the two campuses.
Some of his favourite things about University life are the lively campus environment, the high-tech equipment, great virtual systems for online learning, and the friendly and inspiring staff.
Outside of his studies, Tulio enjoys surfing, camping, and meeting up with friends at pubs. He is also part of the University of Newcastle Brazilian Society, where he has been able to expand his networks and feel more integrated into the University community.
When asked what advice he would give to other international students thinking of studying at the University of Newcastle, Tulio suggests to “Expand your networks and work and study opportunities by interacting with the university community and with locals.”
“The people here are really friendly and they will be super happy to meet and help you,” Tulio said.
Tulio Rondelli de Oliveira
International student Tulio was eager to find a degree that would contribute to sustainable environmental practices while exploring the world. A Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle was the perfect fit.
I love Newcastle because people here are friendly, especially with foreigners.
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