Issue 15
Monday, 11 September 2017
Charles Darwin University
Emma Boeck: hitting the books and enjoying the ride
Emma Boeck: hitting the books and enjoying the ride

Emma says: Sign up for scholarships

By Andrew Hall

Bachelor of Laws and Arts student Emma Boeck has a message for her fellow students, and those who are thinking of studying at CDU: apply for scholarships.

Emma returned recently from a two-week accredited study tour in China after being awarded $3000 in New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding.

The tour – with nine of her CDU colleagues – took in Beijing and surrounds and was focused on the differences between the Chinese and Australian legal systems.

“We had the time of our lives and at the same time learned about their legal system, which is very different from ours,” Emma said.

“Living an urban Chinese lifestyle was very interesting, and witnessing the contrasts between the lives of people in the city and those in rural areas, not far from the city, was quite confronting.”

Emma’s assignment about the China trip is titled “Rule by Law vs Rule of Law”.

In addition to this year’s NCP scholarship, Emma received a Vice-Chancellor’s High Achiever Award in 2016, valued at $6000, and a further $15,000 over three years of her studies after applying for a Northern Territory Education Department Integrated Cadetship – that includes guaranteed work placement in the second year.

“I’m fairly busy, but it’s all good,” Emma said.