Undergraduate student experience

Learn what to expect as students share the experiences and highlights of their chosen field of study in short videos.

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When you study an undergraduate degree with UNSW Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, you embark on a journey like no other. From working with internationally-recognised academics to experiencing unforgettable field trips around Australia, your degree will take you places you never thought possible. At UNSW, we’ll teach you skills you can’t learn anywhere else. 

Discover what it’s like to study with the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences through the eyes of our students and alumni. 

  • Starting university may seem daunting, but don't be nervous. Take some advice from Caitlin Anderson, who says

    All those people in your classes are just friends you haven't met yet.

    Caitlin guides us through her Biology degree, and as you'll see, whether you're interested in birds or bugs, fish or fossils or plants or plankton, UNSW is the place for you. 

  • Interested in biological, earth and environmental sciences but can't decide on one particular major? No problem - give them all a go.

    Bethany Ellis completed a double major in Earth and Marine Sciences and was able to work in a plethora of subjects and study interests in the one degree. Now studying honours, Bethany is working in the field of climate science.

  • What happens when a builder is inspired by the landscapes and people of South America? He decides to study Geography and Environmental Earth Science at UNSW.

    Hear Jai Donnelly, a mature-age student, describe the beautiful places he has been, all the things he has learned and the characters he has met during his UNSW degree.

  • Australians love the beach and ocean, and Sol Wadani is no exception. When he came across UNSW's degree in Marine Science, he was sold. For someone who grew up on the coast and lived in the water, marine science is perfect, especially the field trips that allowed him to learn in a hands-on way - in the water of course.  

  • If you’re interested in water, animals and plants, ecology might be the study area for you.

    Meet Alicia Ryan, a third-year advanced science student, who describes her UNSW experience, including going on amazing field trips and making lifelong friends.  

  • Andrew Yu recently completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Psychology at UNSW. Hear all about the Aussie student experience from a Hong Kong perspective.