Transcript: Student life in New Zealand
Shannon: So my biggest worry when deciding to study was moving out of home and cooking for myself. I overcame this by living on two-minute noodles, but its great brain food and it fills you up.
Amy: It’s not actually passing. I have always come from quite a low income family and I really didn’t want to waste my scholarship money and not end up achieving anything.
Francis: Sitting down and doing research is not really my, it’s not my jam. Every now and then when you get your marks back, that kinda, it gives you a bit of boost.
Shevaun: Mainly worried about book-work whether I can get it done. Now that I’ve been through a year of the course and been on practicums, they’ve really helped me to realise that no matter what I’m going to push myself through this cos this is what I want to do.
TC: Just the workload as well was a worry. I didn’t know what to expect. All the classes that you go to are really specific to what you’re going to do in the future.
Francis: No matter how much you think you might struggle making new friends there are just so many different characters and there are a lot of people out there who have similar interests to you.
Amy: If you’re studying something you’re passionate about, you’re going to meet friends instantly.
Shevaun: Initially going into a course you’re always going to have worries, there's always going to be something in the back of your mind that you’re going to be scared of or worried that it’s not going to work out. But, I feel like as you go through the course that will always change.
Updated 17 Nov 2017