Hi, my name is Anjali Rangnekar and I am studying the Master of Environmental Management at The University of Queensland.
Why did you choose to study in Australia?
I had been to Australia on a holiday before and fell in love with the people and the place.
For someone like me, who belongs to a fast paced metropolitan city looking to study overseas, Australia is the best of both worlds. While on a holiday one obviously never gets as immersed into the lifestyle but as someone living here, I know I made the right choice.
People are helpful, loving and warm. The lifestyle is laid back yet professional when it comes to work. My culture is a big identity of who I am, so it was imperative I move to a country that embraces different cultures and Australia did just that.
Why did you choose UQ?
The University of Queensland offered a range of courses in my field of animal/environmental study. While I was sure I wanted to focus on animal science, UQ allowed me to do courses such as Animal Behaviour and Physiology alongside Ecology, thus letting me expand what was initially a very niche field of study.
The world-class educational facilities dragged me back when I wanted to get a higher degree. Having already experienced the advantages of studying in UQ during my Bachelors, I am now in first year of my Master of Environmental Management program.
Alongside the academic benefits, there are awards for students who participate in extra-curricular activities, promoting opportunities for more holistic growth. I genuinely think such an experience coupled with courses at UQ that offer real-world education will make me a much more confident and employable graduate.