Akash Boda in one of UQ's Biotechnology labs.
Renee Nicole Yun Wen Ng at her UQ graduation ceremony.

I chose to study in Australia and specifically at UQ because of all the good things I heard from friends who were here before me - they had nothing bad to say about UQ at all! 

In terms of academic standing, UQ also gives me an advantage as it is a university ranked top 50 in the world. 

Studying in Australia was much better than expected. Everyone at UQ was friendly and helpful, which definitely made learning a much more enjoyable journey. UQ gave me a home away from home, the ability to come up with solutions and solve problems, and skills in writing and presenting. 

Studying at Ngee Ann Polytechnic allowed me to have a good foundation and background into my field of study, at the same time gave me an opportunity to better understand my interest. 

I enjoyed my program at UQ extremely as there was a team of dedicated professors/ lecturers and staff who were extremely approachable and helpful. Their sincerity and passion could be felt through the lectures and practicals - and their passion is infectious! The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at UQ is also constantly seeking feedback from students to better improve the structure of the courses and streamline the lessons to better enhance the learning experience provided to every student.

My honours program allowed me to realise my interest in the field of research, particularly in projects that are related to medical microbiology. Throughout the program I gained not only theoretical knowledge but also learned many practical laboratory techniques (e.g. molecular techniques, proteomics, bioinformatics) that would definitely help me in pursuing my goals. Other than classroom learning experience, I had also the privilege to have gained life skills. These are skills which are gained at UQ that I will never forget.