2 My background Grew up in Cobram, NE Vic From a farming family Attended GVGS from grade 6 toyear 12 ( )Always enjoyed the outdoorsConcerned about the health of environment
3 What am I studyingBachelor of Environmental Science (freshwater biology & management)3 year degree, with an optional 4th honours year.Main study areas includebiologychemistryecologyHuman aspects of environmental management
4 Course structure Study 4 subjects each semester Two separate lots of exams each yearSubjects consist of lectures and laboratory/field work componentsThird year has a professional practice subject = real work
5 Why did I chose this course I enjoy being outdoors, especially rivers and oceansTo see the environment better conservedBelief that change is best achieved at management levels
6 Good balance between practical and theory classes Deakin very progressive at including broad environmental aspects into course structureMy course is a reasonably unique course and Deakin recognised as a good provider of environmental sciences.
7 Why Warrnambool and not Melbourne? I wanted to stay in a country townStudying in the country is significantly cheaper than the citySurrounded by open space and a clean safe environmentWhy study environmental science in a concrete & steel city when you can study it in the living & breathing country
8 Just to highlight that last point Field trips in Warrnambool = 30 min bus trip down the roadMelbourne based students often have all day field trips, simply due to the travel timeIn Warrnambool you literally live study and play in the environments that you are learning how to manage
9 Every day student life in Warrnambool Maybe 4 -6 hours of class, 4 days a weekPrivate study ~ equal to time spent in lecturesHealthy out door life style in wild and beautiful environmentSize of town and uni big enough to allow pub and café culture to develop in town
10 Warrnambool nightlife Important consideration for students, it shouldn’t be BUT it is!Warrnambool has good range of pubs and clubsWith out price tag of MelbourneSafe environmentWill suit all reasonable students who don’t feel the need to stay out until 6am!
11 Warrnambool accommodation options University Residences / CollegesShare houseFlat / apartmentChoice can depend on,financesdesire for social contactlevel of independencelifestyle choicesDescribe my experiences
12 Warrnambool on-campus Residences Great way of getting introduced into Uni life and meeting friendsDevelop those all important social networks & refine social skillsStudy, career, medical and emotional supportExplain I lived on res for first two years, made heaps of great mates and was RA for second year.
13 Highly recommended for at least first year Allows students to refine people skillsSemi independent life styleClose to uni
14 Share houses, flats and apartments Great option to live with your matesGood availability of rental accommodation in WarrnamboolReal Estate agents confident in dealing with students, short and extended leases available
15 Moving to Warrnambool Probably first time living away from home Deakin Warrnambool provides lots of ways to reduce initial anxietyPlenty of clubs and societies to joinLets students meet others with similar interestsEasy town to find your way in and a decent local bus and regional train services make getting around easy
16 Some of the Warrnambool clubs Aquatic Collective WarrnamboolDeakin University Football and Netball Club (Sharks)Deakin University Commerce Society (DUCS)Rugby UnionPoker ClubDeakin Warrnambool Soccer Club