BSc (Hons), PhD UNSW
finishing 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
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."