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Luke Elliott

Luke Elliott

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) (Environmental Planning/Political Science)

With its picturesque landscaping, the University of Waikato was extremely fitting for Luke, easing his transition from country to city life.

"I love the campus; it's really beautiful and reminds me of my hometown Kerikeri as it has a bit of a country feel to it."

Luke is definitely excelling in his fields of study, Environmental Planning and Political Science, and has gained various opportunities, such as the chance to participate in a delegation on international diplomacy in the People's Republic of China and winning a scholarship from the Far North District Council.

"From hearing lectures at universities in cities across China such as Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, to a briefing from their Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I learnt heaps, made lots of new friends and had a great time!"

The scholarship Luke gained with the Far North District Council covers a portion of his university fees, provides paid work experience and, in return, Luke will work for them as a planner once he graduates.

"This is an amazing opportunity! It's really beneficial to have work relating to my degree."