Patrick Fortuna in one of the later year Chemistry laboratories.
Patrick Fortuna in one of the later year Chemistry laboratories.
Program: Master of Biotechnology (Advanced)
Country of Origin: Denmark
Why did you choose your current program at UQ?
I chose to do a Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) to gain international social and academic experience within Biotechnology as well as do research within areas not available within my previous university back home.
What were your first impressions of Brisbane and UQ?
I love the weather and how multicultural and alive Brisbane and UQ are. The public transport system is also great, because of its simplicity and cost. Brisbane and UQ were amazing at first glimpse and still are after a year of being in Australia.
What are your impressions of Science at UQ?
The fact that UQ is such a huge university has the advantage of being able to offer different types of research projects pretty much within any area of study within UQ Science. If you ever have questions or doubts about any given thing, UQ has so many administrative systems in place that you will always get help no matter what your query is about.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I was involved in the following activities:
  • Representative for Biotechnology postgraduate coursework students on the Student Consultative Committee at the School for Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences (SCMB)
  • Postgraduate representative at the Biotechnology Advisory Board (SCMB)
  • Volunteer within a cycling sprint performance study at UQ sports academy
What do you plan to do after graduation?
My goal is to start a PhD degree after I graduate.
Do you have any advice for students from your country that are thinking about studying Science at UQ?
Do it! You will only regret not coming here!


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