Student profiles

Find out what study in the Faculty of Science is like—read what our current and past students have to say about their experiences.

Jessica Russell holds part of bee hive on top of Old Kirk building

Jessica Russell

Jessica studies Ecology and Biodiversity at Victoria and has a passion for New Zealand's natural landscapes.

Rose holds a jar with chemicals in the lab

Rose McLellan

Rose McLellan is a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Chemistry student and hopes to contribute to the world-class research at Victoria.

Aleksa Djorovic stands in lab

Aleksa Djorovic

Aleksa Djorovic is a BSc student in Physics and Chemistry and a member of the Halpert Research group.

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston holds a PhD in Physics from Victoria and carried out postdoctoral research at Boston University.

Rick Zwaan

Rick Zwaan

Rick is a BSc student in Environmental Science and Geophysics and a BA student in Political Science. He's the VUWSA President 2015.

Ross Engelbrecht standing in the Hub on Kelburn campus

Ross Engelbrecht

Ross was one of the first students at Victoria to complete a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science.

Michelle Porter

Michelle Porter

Michelle is a MSc student in mathematics and loves to solve problems.

Radhika Patel-Cornish

Radhika Patel-Cornish

Radhika is pursuing her BSc(Hons) in Psychology specialising in 'Theory of Mind’ mechanisms.

Sam Duffy

Sam Duffy

Sam is a BSc student in Psychology and is a member of the Victoria Students’ Psychology Society.

Sam Webber

Sam Webber

For Sam Webber, enrolling in a Bachelor of Science at Victoria University seemed like a natural progression, and also gave him the opportunity to travel.

Alistair Brown

Alistair Brown

Seventh-year student Alistair is working towards his Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology.

Maddy Brand

Maddy Parker

Maddy Parker is in her fourth year of study towards a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biotechnology.