Ida Susetyo at the Gatton campus livestock facilities.
Ida Susetyo at the Gatton
campus livestock facilities.
Program: Bachelor of Applied Science (Production Animal Science)
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Why did you choose your current program at UQ?
I chose this program because I was interested in animal breeding. I think it is very exciting to know how animals reproduce and how to help them.

What were your first impressions of Brisbane and UQ?
Brisbane offers an ideal environment for students. It is not a busy place, but is quite relaxed and peaceful. There is, for example, South Bank which is a great place for gathering with friends, the Gold Coast if you are looking for extreme sports or the Mount Coo-tha look-out from where you have a beautiful view over all of Brisbane. Brisbane is very multicultural which is really comforting when you live thousands of kilometres away from home.

Being at UQ, I have had the chance to meet people from all over the world. The university has a very rich cultural mix – not only friendly Aussies, but also humorous Irish, kind Arabians, pleasant Koreans, and many others. All staff at UQ are very helpful, especially to those students whose first language is not English.

What are your impressions of the Science facilities?
UQ uses the latest technologies and provides students with good learning facilities. The lecturers are friendly and professional and do not only impart knowledge, but do it in an interesting way.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
There is a wide range of student communities available at UQ – some relating to religion, ethnicity, or hobbies etc.

Studying at Gatton campus, it is very convenient for me to live in the halls of residence. There are plenty of activities available for students at the halls. From residential sport that is held once a week, to themed parties every Wednesday or the Gatton International Student Association (GISA) where you can meet students that have also come from far away.

What do you plan to do after graduation?
Once I graduate from UQ, I will try to find a job in Australia, so that I can practice my knowledge in the country I learned it. A few years of working in Australia will hopefully give me the experience I need to go back to Indonesia and practice successfully.

Do you have any advice for students that are thinking about studying Science at UQ?
If you are thinking of coming to UQ - definitely do it! You will experience a whole “new world” of opportunities. And once you are here, go and get involved in the community, get out of your comfort zone, otherwise you will miss out on a lot of fun.


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