Banner image: The closest point to Antarctica in Tasmania. Image courtesy of Misbah Shaikh.

When Misbah Shaikh was once told life isn’t all about the rainbows, she turned around and said, “have you been to Tasmania?”

Our State’s beautiful nature (including rainbows) are some of things she loves about being a student at the University of Tasmania.

We get to see rainbows quite often. The pristine environment and rugged coastline that Tassie has to offer makes everything worthwhile!

A fun student get-together with the UTAS Life team.

Misbah chose to study her MBA at our University because of the research-focused method of teaching. 

“At Australian universities the students are encouraged to think laterally and develop their problem-solving skills through project work and by using research methods which are helpful in the long term,” she said.

Australian universities the students are encouraged to think laterally and develop their problem-solving skills through project work and by using research methods which are helpful in the long term.

“I find it incredibly captivating and the classes are very interactive. I love the fact that it has a very intellectually stimulating environment with people from diverse backgrounds working together.”

Misbah said she was “enthralled” by her course structure.

“The units are well designed. The University of Tasmania is one of the few universities offering the MBA programme, without charging exorbitant fees.

“Apart from the regular units taught to us in class which gave me the theoretical knowledge I needed, the units that I particularly found most enjoyable would be the corporate internship and the national study tour.”

And away from the classroom, Misbah enjoys an excellent lifestyle.

“I have been able to maintain a very healthy study-fun/work-life balance as a student. 

“There are network events organised by the University that helped me interact with the Tasmanian community, the other students etc.

“I am a part of the TUBES (Tasmanian University Business and Economics Society) group. It has made me a part of an inclusive community where I get a lot of updates and information regarding my degree,” she said.

I would love to mention Uni accommodation! Here is where I made my friends who are my family here!

Misbah is also truly passionate about the incredible fresh food Tasmania is famous for.

The food! Oh, so good. Sea food lovers, Tassie is the place you need to be at. The fresh oysters especially, you can taste the ocean in it (that’s how fresh it is).

“I also volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul society as a home visitor and a retail assistant. I love it!” she said.

“The people have been nothing but welcoming!”

Misbah’s top three things about studying postgraduate Business and Economics with the University of Tasmania

1.    “The Faculty at UTAS (the teachers are so approachable).”

2.    “The Corporate Internship program.”

3.    “TUBES, the Tasmanian University Business and Economics Society.”

Find out more about studying Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania here.