Laiyein during a stroll along the Brisbane River at Southbank Parklands. Laiyein was also one of the recipients of a UQ Science International Scholarship in 2013.
Laiyein during a stroll along the Brisbane River at Southbank Parklands. Laiyein was also one of the recipients of a UQ Science International Scholarship in 2013.
Program: Bachelor of Science (Microbiology)
Country of Origin: Malaysia
 
 
Why did you choose your current program at UQ?
I have always liked Biology. I chose to major in Microbiology because microorganisms fascinate me and have vast potential in various industries.
 
What were your first impressions of Brisbane and UQ?
Brisbane is a nice place to live as it lets you enjoy the city life while at the same time not being too hectic. UQ has a really great environment for students to study as well as to hang out in.
 
What are your impressions of Science at UQ?
The lecturers are researchers, so learning from them about their research is very informative. There are courses which help prepare undergraduate students for postgraduate courses. Tutors in practical sessions are also always helpful.
 
What extracurricular activities are you involved in? 
I joined a few UQ student clubs.
 
What do you plan to do after graduation?
After graduation I am planning to do honours or getting a job.
 
Do you have any advice for students from your country that are thinking about studying Science at UQ?
Malaysian students will most likely miss family and friends back home and also local Malaysian food, but it is important to remember to enjoy life here as much as possible.
 
Choose three words to describe your study experience in Australia:
  • Fun
  • Different
  • Memorable

Three things that you missed most from home:
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Local food

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