Get a personal perspective from our students and teachers.
Published 21 Oct, 2020 · 6-minute read
Choosing your future path can be hard, especially when there are so many unknowns out there. Our students and teachers have joined forces to answer some questions about what it's really like to study their program at UQ.
Find out what it’s really like to study environmental science at UQ. Join one of our current students, Laura, as she sits down with environmental and marine science lecturer Associate Professor Ron Johnstone to discuss what it’s like to be a student, career opportunities and skills for success.
Have you ever wondered if social work is the right career for you?
Join Heidi, a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) student, and Professor Karen Healy, Head of Social Work and Counselling, as they sit down to talk about Heidi’s UQ experience, the interesting ways the program prepares students to work with clients and the best advice Professor Healy has for those considering a career in social work.
Since COVID-19 hit, you’ve probably heard more about public health than ever before. But have you ever wondered what studying it might be like?
Hear from Associate Professor Simon Reid and public health student Bianca, as they discuss what it’s really like to study a public health degree, what kind of hands-on experiences students get, and what employers in the health industry are looking for in job candidates.
Doctor of Medicine student Rosie Stoke sits down with UQ’s Medical Dean, Dr Stuart Carney, to discuss what life is really like as a medical student.
Find out what some of Dr Carney’s previous students are doing now, hear about a day in the life of a medical student, and learn what it takes to be a successful medical student and doctor in this diverse field.
What does life look like when you choose you study a maths degree?
Sean is a mathematics student and Dr Sara Herke is a lecturer in mathematics. They’ve teamed up to discuss the diverse job opportunities available to mathematicians, the most valuable skills Sean has learned so far in his degree, and how Sean and Sara agree that communication is fundamental to succeeding as a student and professional.
What’s it really like to study Law at UQ? Mitree, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student, and Dr Ryan Caterwell, a law lecturer, discuss life for a law student.
What are law firms looking for in the next law graduate? How many hours of study do you really need to do in a Bachelor of Laws? And what opportunities do law students have to flex their skills before entering the workforce?
Lecturer Dr Amanda Cottle-Quinn and Leon, a Bachelor of Nursing student, have teamed up to answer some common questions about studying nursing at UQ.
Amanda talks about the diverse careers her former students are enjoying, and Leon explains how he is learning that leadership, creativity, compassion and empathy are some of the most valuable skills he needs as a nurse.
What does the day in the life of a computer science student look like? What kind of job can you get with a computer science degree? And how will UQ give you the skills you need to face the future, when you don’t know what the future looks like?
Holly is a UQ graduate working in cyber security and Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security. They’ve teamed up to answer some of your questions.
Get a personal perspective from current student, Beck, and Professor Lorraine Mazerolle about what it’s really like to study crime and justice.
Beck discusses the most valuable things she has learned as part of her degree, as well as some insights she has learned about herself, while Lorraine describes how the way students learn at UQ sets them up with the connections, skills, and confidence to become expert criminologists.
What kind of job can you get with an arts degree? What’s it really like to study a Bachelor of Arts at UQ?
Dr Sebastian Kaempf and current student, Giaan, discuss the enormous range of career possibilities available to arts graduates, what kind of skills are needed to succeed in the job market, and what a day in the life of an arts student is really like.
Genevieve, an agribusiness and agricultural sciences student, has teamed up with senior agribusiness lecturer Dr Ammar Abdul Aziz to discuss what it’s really like to study agribusiness and agriculture at UQ.
Ammar describes where he sees the industry headed and the skills students will need to meet the future, while Genevieve discusses the important experiences she is fostering outside the classroom.
What is it really like to study commerce? Dhruv is studying commerce and law at UQ, and Debbie Jeffery is an Associate Lecturer in Commerce.
They’ve teamed up to answer some of your questions, such as: how do you prepare students for the future when we don't know what the future looks like? If you were employing the next commerce graduate, what would you be looking for? And what is the most unexpected thing Dhruv has been happy to discover at UQ that Debbie doesn’t know about?
Professor Alastair Blanshard and Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) student Amelia discuss the ins and outs of studying at UQ.
Amelia describes some of the most valuable skills she has learnt as part of her degree, as well as what she has learnt about herself outside the classroom, while Professor Blanshard explains how UQ is preparing students with the skills and confidence to thrive in a constantly changing world.
Join Caitlin, a current civil engineering student, and Dr Joe Gattas, as they discuss what it’s really like to study civil engineering, and why employers value UQ so highly.
Learn how UQ’s engineering curriculum is designed hand-in-hand with industry partnerships, and how the skills students learn continue to evolve as the industry grows. Joe also shares the one piece of advice that will set you apart as a job candidate.
Bachelor of Communication student Dianne discusses her experience at UQ with Associate Professor Nicholas Carah, Deputy Head of School in the School of Communication and Arts.
Find out how this UQ program is more practical than you might expect, explore the career opportunities this field of study can lead to, and learn why studying communication can prepare you for the future – even if you don't know what the future looks like.
Informative, insightful, empowering. Majoring in Indigenous studies provides graduates with a rich, diverse range of career possibilities.
Hear from Professor Tracey Bunda, a Ngugi and Wakka Wakka woman and the convener of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies major at UQ, as she discusses the unique benefits of this major with Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws student Sylvia Stuen-Parker.