Law Student at home in the Waikato

15 April 2014

Sarah Hyde

Taking Opportunities: Former Howick College student Sarah Hyde enjoys studying at the University of Waikato.

The opportunity to gain practical experience while studying made the University of Waikato the ideal choice for Sarah Hyde.

Sarah is now in her third year of a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Communication conjoint degree, majoring in Law and Public Relations. Following her schooling at Howick College, Sarah made the move to Hamilton and couldn't be happier with her decision.

Gaining Experience

Sarah loves the practical law opportunities offered at the University of Waikato. She has taken part in negotiation and mooting competitions, and this year made the final of the client interviewing competition. 

“The Faculty of Law provides you with so many opportunities to grow the skills that you have learnt in the classroom,” she says. “The practical competitions are offered right from your first year which really helps develop your skills.”

Sarah said that the social side of the university also contributed to her decision to study in Hamilton. 

“The campus has such a nice, friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of great cafes and places to hang out on campus. The university offers so many different clubs, it’s really easy to get involved and meet new people.”

A Great Start

In her second year, Sarah went flatting with a group of friends from the Halls of Residence. Although she loves flatting, Sarah says spending her first year in Bryant Hall was a great choice.

“I didn't know anyone when I moved to Waikato so I wasn't sure about the halls, but I’m glad I did it. I was able to meet so many awesome people who studied a range of different subjects.”

Sarah was also a recipient of the University of Waikato Academic School Leaver Scholarship of $3000, which assisted with her living and study costs.

Student Recruitment Advisors from the University of Waikato will be at the Auckland Careers Expo at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane on Thursday 8 May from 10am-3pm and 5pm-7pm, Friday 9 May from 10am-3pm and Saturday 10 May from 10am-4pm. 

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