Nora Jeanee Stewart

Nora Jeanee Stewart

3rd-year student, Bachelor of Creative Technologies

Studying creative technologies is a great choice if you don’t want to limit yourself to one discipline, says Nora Jeanee Stewart who is in the final year of her Bachelor of Creative Technologies.

“I would definitely recommend the Bachelor of Creative Technologies. If you're creative and want to try a little bit of everything, this is a great programme to consider.

“Eventually, I’d like a career in web design and development, but I’m open to the opportunities that may arise in the future.”

A new life in New Zealand
She moved to Auckland for a change of scenery, Nora says.

“I went to school in Liverpool in Sydney, and I wanted a bit of a change. New Zealand was the place that seemed to fit me best. What attracted me to AUT was that it’s known as a modern and innovative university, and I was interested in the many courses available here.”

It’s a decision she hasn’t regretted, Nora says.

“AUT has a great support system, and the lecturers and students are really encouraging and helpful. Uni can be stressful, so it’s nice to have people who want to help in any way they can. I’ve also enjoyed the useful resources at AUT, whether it’s the library, the 3D labs or the study spaces around campus.”

Advice for other students
Now in her third year, Nora has some great advice for other students.

“Give everything a go. The university experience is more than just grades and classes; it’s about networking with others and the experience you have throughout uni. So get out there and join groups, clubs and networks.”

Moving to New Zealand had some challenges at first, she admits.

“It was a bit hard to move here from a different country and not have friends to start my first year of uni with. But AUT has great networks to connect you with other people with similar interests and backgrounds.

“I found that over the past few years being at AUT, I’ve made great friends in and out of my degree and it has made living here in New Zealand so much better.”