Jemima Huston

Jemima is studying for a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws conjoint with a double major in Media, Film and Television and Politics and International Relations.

Jemima Huston

"The University of Auckland was always my number one choice for tertiary education. I am originally from Christchurch and at high school all I wanted to do was step out of the norm and do something completely different than the rest of my peers. So I did!

"I moved all the way up to Auckland with only three other people from my school and I haven't looked back! The endless new and amazing experiences I have had such as new friendships, discovering what areas of study excite me the most, internships, and even learning how to pay bills and find a flat, make me so grateful that I moved here.

"Being a student in the Faculty of Arts is great! There are so many courses that cover such a diverse and stimulating range of subjects, support and course guidance is always readily available from the Arts Students' Centre, and there are so many new and interesting people to meet and share ideas with in lectures and tutorials.

"I really enjoy Media, Film and Television because there is such a wide range of courses available. I've studied films, from New Zealand cinema to horror, as well as journalism, from making a short interview programme to journalistic writing.

"I also love my politics courses because I’ve learnt a lot about the history of New Zealand politics in terms of public policy making and how the media has affected politics in recent years.

"I have always been really interested in television broadcasting and media production. Being involved in making television, whether working on the floor in a studio, presenting, or screen writing is something I am really passionate about. I know this is where I'm heading in life.

"I have learnt so much over the last three years of my degree about the media industry and what it takes to get involved, which has honestly just stirred my passion for it even more!"


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