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Growing up in Nepal, Dinesh Budhathoki was fascinated by innovation and invention. His childhood fascination grew into a passion which has taken him across the world to study engineering at Ara.

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Dinesh Budhathoki

Engineering graduate Richard Ofa works for Skope as a design engineer. Richard enjoyed being able to study in the evenings while working part time, and the support from his tutors.

Richard Ofa

Engineering graduate Shannon Diack has gained a role at Airways New Zealand in Christchurch, specialising in engineering systems and support.

Shannon Diack

Inspired by the engineers she encountered at work, former digger driver Stephanie Crossan gained an engineering degree at Ara and can now has the skills to design the diggers she used to drive.

Stephanie Crosson

From a young age, Stuart Jackson was into motorbikes. That gave him a passion for all things mechanical so a career in mechanical engineering was an obvious choice.

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Stuart Jackson

Electrical engineering graduate William Pauli-McCahon's career has taken him to China where he runs Delta Strike International’s production facilities.

William Pauli-McCahon