Oliver Barr-David

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
O’Moore Scholarship Endowment Scholar 

Oliver is pursuing a dual degree in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours). Planning to specialise in Electrical Engineering and majoring in Data Analytics and Operations Research, Oliver aims to leverage his skills to contribute to innovative solutions in the field of technology and sustainability.

Graduating from Robina State High School on the Gold Coast in 2022, Oliver's exceptional academic achievements placed him amongst the top ATAR recipients in his cohort, earning him numerous academic awards, including the 2022 RSHS Alumni Award. 

In his senior year, Oliver founded a thriving student community for grade 11 and 12 QCAA students as a tool to support and help his peers achieve academic success. The platform fostered collaboration and knowledge sharing while encouraging students to ask questions and learn from one another. Having grown to over 1,000 members, the community offers a safe space to seek academic assistance and share helpful resources. The platform now runs self-sufficiently and continues to expand and thrive. In building this learning community, Oliver has developed strong skills in leadership and project management and has reinforced his demonstrated ability to unite individuals in achieving a common goal.

Growing up in the Gold Coast Hinterland surrounded by World Heritage rainforests, from a young age, Oliver has demonstrated commitment to volunteer sustainability projects. Notably, he actively participated in the Camp Creek Revegetation Project, where a total of 30,000 trees were planted in the riparian zone of Camp Creek and Springbrook National Park. As well as this, Oliver assisted in the 2022 Lismore Flood Clean-up in which over 4,000 homes were made uninhabitable. A firm believer in the Take 3 for the Sea philosophy, Oliver has participated in many beach and waterway clean-ups. The award-winning Australian charity, Take 3 for the Sea advocates for picking up at least three pieces of rubbish whenever one visits a beach, waterway, or anywhere, to help rid the oceans of plastic pollution.

Oliver is honoured to be chosen as a member of the Liveris Academy, being awarded the O’Moore Scholarship, and is delighted to be part of a community of like-minded scholars and change-makers, where he envisions his academic journey will be enriched through collaboration and the pursuit of sustainable solutions for the future.