BSc (Hons), PhD UNSW
Year 12, I chose to study Science at UNSW. I did a Bachelor of Science
degree with a Physics major. I chose Physics as I had always enjoyed
Astronomy and Atmospheric Physics. I know that a Science degree
would give me a good grounding for any future career I may decide
to pursue, whether that was a research position, teaching, computing
or even a managerial position. After completing my Bachelors degree,
I found that I enjoyed the challenges Physics had to offer and wanted
more, so I completed my Honours year. This led me on to study for
a PhD in Astrophysics at UNSW. My PhD years were some of the best
years of my life. I met many great people, many of whom are still
close friends today. I travelled around the world to many different
observatories, universities and conferences.
finishing my PhD, I worked in several research and teaching positions.
However, I have now settled into a Computer Systems Manager position
at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. I have combined my two great
passions, computing and astronomy. I believe a Physics degree can
give you the skills necessary to do anything."