My University Life


Welcome to my world of learning!

This page is dedicated to my academic world. Frankly, it is not that I love to be in school, but I just want to grab the opportunity of having a free education, particularly for taking graduate studies abroad. Going back to university is not easy but it is a rewarding experience. Some people do not understand the importance of education – to learn new things in my field of specialisation, or even beyond my expertise after working for so many years since college days.

I am lucky to be trained abroad and gained international exposure both in academic and professional world. Spending time in school is far behind working in a full time basis in a company, but there is something special about it which I could not resist when the opportunity comes. 

Learning is a continuous process! It is not dependent on our age, but it is how we perceive ourselves to learn and increase our knowledge; consequently to become a successful and respected member of our community. 

Again, I am fortunate to be educated far away from home and the travelling that goes with it is a lifetime experience that money can not buy! 

FINALLY, I also created a separate site dedicated to my academic and professional life. More interesting personal stories, includIng information on my areas of specialisation: property/real estate, urban regeneration/renewal, civil works/construction, urban planning and environmental management. Click the link: HERE


stephen_green.jpg    Information technology plays an important role both in my academic and professional careers.  Fortunately, all my research studies in my postgraduate programmes are available on-line. Well, not the entire contents of the documents, but the basic bibliographic or catalogue information of it.  These are the links:

For my MPhil Thesis submitted to the University of Queensland (Brisbane Australia), I conducted a study on the disposal siting mechanism of toxic and hazardous waste – a case study in the Philippines. This is the ABSTRACT available at UQ Library site.

For my MSc in Urban Planning at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT Bangkok Thailand), another case study in the Philippines but focusing on the Urban Housing thru Public-Private Partnership programme of the National Housing Authority (NHA). This is the catalogue data of Joint Venture Partnership in Urban Housing in the Philippines. or try this link AIT Library.

Continuing Learning Abroad…

I just posted a journal in relation to studying overseas. Links are provided for possible grants and funds for postgraduate programmes offered by various international agencies. Click the link: HERE

My blog dedicated to my academic and professional life, The DigitalEnvironmentalist is chosem as one of the top blogs in the field of environmental and civil engineering. For details, click the link HERE.

17 Responses to “My University Life”

  1. great website! I’m just starting to read it though and I’m already impressed. You are doing a great job Rey. I don’t know you yet but I’m proud of you already with all your accomplishments. Now I need to read further.


    • Thanks alot for visiting my website and acknowledging my academic achievements. It is hardwork, perseverance and optimism that drive me to excel in my profession. Whatever reward and accomplishment that I have now, it is because of personal dedication and faith in God. My family is very supportive, thus my family is the reason why Im always away from home.

  2. For updates, my acadmiec and professional blogsite is chosen as one of the top environmental and civil engineering blogsites. For additional visit this link:

    Thanks to all my anonymous/unknown readers of my blog! This is another reason why Im really inspired to updates my blogs regularly. There’s so much to share, really… Keep coming and thanks for dropping by.

  3. You’re life is so inspiring. It’s been my ambition to do further studies abroad and now, I am doing it here in Thailand yet it’s not for free for I am supporting myself through the bucks that I earn as a teacher. Education here is so expensive yet nothing can be more expensive that fulfilling your own dreams. I have been inquiring for post-grad scholarship grants in Australia and I am hoping that I would qualify very soon. Thnx for the inspiration!

    • It is hardwork, optimism and persistence that I was able to study abroad. Did you know that I did 3 attempts to get a scholarship grants from the Australian government? Finally, in 2002 I got a 2-year funding at the University of Queensland. If you have the confidence to do it, then try as you can, no matter how many times you fail, the winning matters! If you are interested to apply for studies abroad, this is the link of my article, trying to help my readers, especially Pinoys to try and have a go.

      Please note that the main criteria for the scholarships for postgrads is your high school and university grades.

  4. My son is an entering freshman at the UCLA school of engineering. It is hard to get accepted to top engineering schools, even at UCLA. He is one of the 680 that got in out of 8000 applicants. Just curious, how do these foreign engineering schools compare to the US Universities? College education in the US is so expensive. For you to get a grant is great. I have to dole out $26k a year just for an undergrad. It would have been $52k in a private school.

    • Hi, thanks for the comment. Answering your query, well generally, having education abroad even back in the Philippines, engineering education is one of the top courses which really give more opportunities for job abroad. In Australia and Britain alot of students take this, thus the schools maintain a “quota” for entry. Engineering is expensive but I think it is worth taking it. For instance, local students in Britain could have govt grants, average of 21,000 to 23,000 sterling (15-17k US dollares) but for international students, the tuition fee alone is around 8,000 pounds (6k dollars) per term. To be more competitive, taking masters/PhD is really recommended having 2 years working experience. Alot of scholarship for postgraduate courses available in the UK and Australia or even New Zealand.

  5. wow this is inspring especialy to all people in tertiary level.I didnt read much but I feel are realy doing a good work which needs to be kept up,FROM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

  6. The moment I saw your blog was like wow. Thank you for putting your effort in making this site.

    • Thanks for the nice words! Im happy to share my academic achievements as well as my professional work. It is tough really to find work at the moment… I have to submit my revised thesis very soon! Im struggling…

  7. I really like studying and I conceive this website got some truly useful stuff on it! .

  8. nice , I also share some great moments in university. I describe some of the moments here:
    Kindly have a look , this is my first ever experience to write something .

    • Thanks for the message. Good luck and hope blogging will provide you the venue to share your university and work experiences. All the best.

  9. Helpful information. Lucky me I found your site by chance, and I’m stunned why this twist of fate didn’t came about in advance! I bookmarked it.

  10. I am really inspired with your writing abilities and also with the structure to your
    weblog. Is that this a paid subject matter or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s rare to look a nice blog
    like this one these days..

  11. Hi Sir, just saw some of your articles and photos. Really inspired by your travel stories. God Bless more.

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