Cassandra Yi Wen Chong amongst sorghum plants.
Cassandra Yi Wen Chong amongst sorghum plants.
Program: Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
Country of Origin: Malaysia
Why did you choose to study in Australia and at UQ?
UQ has had an excellent global reputation in the area of agriculture for a long time. The four year Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) program is structured in a way that equips students with substantial knowledge in different disciplines of agricultural science. 
What were your first impressions of Brisbane?
Brisbane is a really warm and pleasant city with plenty of friendly and helpful people. As an agriculture student, I spent my first three years at the Gatton campus - a peaceful and stimulating place. Living in Gatton has provided me with many opportunities to explore, enjoy and appreciate the nature around campus (especially bird watching). Now I am in my final year at the main St Lucia campus. St Lucia offers me a very different study environment to Gatton; there are more students here and it is closer to the city. However, both campuses offer an excellent quality of teaching and facilities.
What are your impressions of science at UQ?
Most of the lecturers and staff are very friendly and approachable. I also really enjoyed doing some of the genetics courses. If prospective students are interested in doing genetics related programs, UQ is definitely the place to be.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I did not join any particular extracurricular activities but I sometimes joined some of the activities offered by different UQ clubs.
Do you have any advice for students that are thinking about studying Science at UQ?
Just do it, go ahead! 
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