With a desire to better understand the policymaking process and political landscape of Australia, Paul studied a Master of Public Policy at RMIT.
After completing an undergraduate political science degree at ANU, I wanted to better understand the policymaking process and also enhance my career prospects. I came to RMIT to study a Master of Public Policy, and it’s given me a set of skills that will be very useful in the future.
I started at RMIT mid-year, but the program structure is flexible enough that I was able to study as normal without missing out on anything. I love the content – even courses I didn’t expect to take, such as ethics, I’ve found to be fascinating and enjoyable. I also like that the City campus is in a convenient location and the facilities are excellent.
The highlight of my studies so far would be developing a submission for a Senate inquiry into oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight, which gave me insight into not only the topic itself, but also the Senate inquiry process generally.
RMIT staff members are friendly and accessible, and I’ve had several professors who have given me excellent insights into the policy field. I hope to eventually work in the government or private sector, developing or analysing public policy, so this has been invaluable.
Public policy is not only an interesting field to be involved in, but it’s also crucially important to our country.