Amy Lock decided to enrol in a Master of Arts (Coursework) in Education to really set herself up for her future career.
“As a primary school teacher, I think this qualification will give me more knowledge and life experience, and the confidence to take on professional development opportunities – it will be really valuable.”
Amy says the degree offers a wide range of subjects and papers, and has introduced her to many new concepts.
“Otago is extremely social and it’s awesome how many new people you meet. You are constantly exposed to multiple opportunities that will take you places.”
Certain that her career lies in teaching, she sees herself in a leadership role at some point in the future, whether as a school principal or within the Ministry of Education.
She has two pieces of advice for students.
“Firstly, take any opportunity you can. Play sport, experience O-Week, take in all the knowledge that is offered to you, throw yourself into your degree and come out motivated, passionate and excited to be making a change in the world.
“Secondly, if you don’t like your degree at first, it’s not the end of the world. Otago has so many different roads to take and so many degrees, there will always be something for you.”