Amy Lyes Amy-Lyes-350px.jpg

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Marketing
Graduated in 2012
PhD Student

“Although the Albany campus is quite small, I felt valued and wasn't treated just as a number; I was able to get the help and assistance I needed from my lecturers.  Studying at a smaller campus also meant that there was less competition for scholarships...”

At high school I decided early on that I wanted to study business. I heard that Massey had an excellent business school and that the staff and lecturers were particularly friendly and helpful.

Many of my classmates at high school were convinced that Auckland Uni was the way to go, but I decided to choose Massey because of its excellent reputation for business and also because I really liked the fact that it was close-by and had free parking, which meant that I didn't have to spend hours traveling to the city or pay for parking. Massey's cheap gym membership was also a huge bonus. I had the freedom to come and go to uni whenever I wanted. It was nice only having to wake up half an hour before my morning lecture started to make it on time, as I only lived a few minutes away.

Although the Albany campus is quite small, I felt valued and wasn't treated just as a number; I was able to get the help and assistance I needed from my lecturers.  Studying at a smaller campus also meant that there was less competition for scholarships, and I was fortunate enough to get through uni without needing a student loan. 

At Massey I had the opportunity to get involved with various extracurricular activities such as helping out at information evenings and open days, being a class rep and uni guide, and a student representative on the Albany Students Association. 

In my first year I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to major in, so it was really helpful that in my first year, the 8 core papers consisted of all the different business topics. I ended up studying a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Honours, majoring in Marketing and achieved a first class pass. This gave me the opportunity to go straight into doing a PhD. 

I would encourage anyone thinking about studying at Massey to go for it! 

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