An interest in politics and a passion for environment and sustainability led Giuliana to study environment and society.
I feel lucky that I get to study something that I love, and I know that at the end of my studies I’ll be equipped to help join the fight to reduce climate change.
“Studying applied science is generally the only pathway into the environment sector, so I was overjoyed to find that RMIT offered an environment course that required no maths or science.
“I have really enjoyed getting to meet passionate and like-minded people. All of our lecturers are very knowledgeable and are prominent people within the environment field; it’s inspiring to hear the work that they’ve done.
“I have also loved completing my placement at the Australian Conservation Foundation. As they are one of the biggest not-for-profit environmental organisations in Australia, it’s given me firsthand experience about how a national organisation works. It’s also allowed me to apply some of the skills I have learnt in my degree.
“My written and verbal communication has greatly improved. I have both practical and theoretical knowledge behind me which has put me in the position where I can further my studies if I like, but I’m also already qualified to get into the workforce.
“This is a great course if you want to work in the environment field but it’s also a really good place to start, to learn sustainability principles and then take that knowledge into another sector. I’m not sure exactly where I want my degree to take me yet. All I know is that I want to make a difference, no matter how small. I want to be able to say I helped do this and this little patch of the world is better for it.”