Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student Corey Annandale has a global view of where his degree might take him.
“It will open up heaps of opportunities for me, not only in New Zealand but around the world, as sustainable design is becoming a strong, positive global trend,” he says.
He has already begun his career journey, moving south from Auckland to study.
“I found that Lincoln was ideal because there is so much to do in the South Island and it’s right on our doorstep,” he says.
Corey especially enjoys design projects “because it’s when we get to be our most creative”. He’s also a keen sportsman, playing in the successful Lincoln University basketball team.
“We have done quite well in previous years at the University Games, winning in 2016 and making the finals in 2017 and 2018.”
In terms of university facilities, he’s impressed by the fact that everything he needs is available on campus.
“There are two really nice cafes, a warm library with heaps of desks and computers, and a Rec Centre, which has a basketball court, a gym and helpful fitness trainers.”
When he finishes his degree, he plans on moving back to Auckland, working in the landscape design field to gain experience, then one day starting his own business.
His Lincoln experience is helping him to achieve that in variety of ways, growing his tolerance and ability to work with a diverse range of people. He has been part of a very close group of classmates throughout the four years of his degree.
“I have also met heaps of different people from all around the country in the halls,” he says. “It now seems as if I know someone from every corner of New Zealand.”