Have you ever wished you could see into the future to predict what choices you should make, what degree you should study, and what direction you should take to have an amazing life that you love?
Unfortunately, we can’t offer any psychic predictions; however, we did ask some of UQ’s most successful women to tell us about their highs and lows on the path to success. Here, they share what they wish they could tell their 16-year-old self.
Their advice may surprise you.
Dr Anita Heiss
Dr Anita Heiss is a Professor of Communications in UQ’s Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Anita’s passion is sharing the knowledge and understanding of contemporary Aboriginal life in Australia.
Find out what this multi-award winning writer and Indigenous-rights champion has to say to her 16-year-old self.
Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox is a Principal Research Fellow in Geometallurgy and Applied Geochemistry and leads the Mine Waste Transformation through Characterisation (MIWATCH) group within the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ.
Anita tells her 16-year-old self that she needs to appreciate the value of teamwork, self-assuredness and having fun.
Professor Tamara Davis AM is an Astrophysicist who studies the elusive ‘dark energy’ that's accelerating the universe.
She's measured time-dilation in distant supernovae, helped make one of the largest maps of the distribution of galaxies in the universe, and is now measuring how supermassive black holes have grown over the last 12 billion years.
Tamara let’s her 16-year-old self know that it’s okay to fail as long as she never stops trying.