Bachelor of Pharmacy
“I was interested in science, but didn’t want to do a straight science degree. Being a social person, I also wanted to be able to interact with people as part of my profession. Combine that with an interest in health, and studying pharmacy was a perfect fit for me," she said.
"The School of Pharmacy has a ‘family feel’ which is definitely a highlight of being part of pharmacy.
"The students and staff know each other on a first-name basis and the students run their own pharmacy association – Queensland Pharmacy Students Association (QPSA) – which allows us to have our say, learn important leadership skills and also socialise with other students.
"The Bachelor of Pharmacy is challenging, which leads to the UQ degree having a great reputation nationally.
"Many lecturers are working in the profession and so have very up-to-date, practical knowledge and will go out of their way to enable students to have a well-rounded education.
"This includes enabling students to complete placements overseas. I was fortunate enough to work in a pharmacy in Egypt for two months as part of my course.
"The really exciting thing about pharmacy at UQ is it is just going to keep getting better due to their vision for the future. UQ is currently developing the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE), which will be a national hub for education and research.
"Following graduation, I look forward to practising rural pharmacy in north Queensland with the hope of managing and eventually owning my own pharmacy.
"I also look forward to working overseas. However, I’m mainly looking forward to being an integral part of the pharmacy profession as it continues to diversify and improve community health.”