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In case you missed it, hear from our Biomedicine Students’ Society on what life is like as a student inside Melbourne's biomedical precinct.

With Semester 1 well under way, what better time to hear from our co-presidents Joanne Liu and James Lin as they share their advice on transitioning from high school to university, life at SBS and their top study tips.

Terry Mulhern, principal research fellow from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, sat down with the third year Bachelor of Biomedicine students today to ask:

  • How are you settling back into university life after the summer break?
  • Explain your first weeks of university life?
  • How did you transition from first year to second year studies?
  • What advice would you give our first year cohort?
  • How and why did you get involved in the student society?
  • What are your top study tips?
  • How do you find balance between study, exercise and social activities?
  • And much more.

James, who is doing a Human Structure and Function major, encouraged students to use their time at university to push their limits.

“Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone – whether that be socially or academically,” he said. “There are always going to be situations or things you haven’t done before.

“I often find if I do try something new, 99 per cent of the time it works out well. Be brave, try something new, meet new people, do some research, find a job.”

After doing a semester exchange in Canada last year, Joanne returned to take up a summer breadth subject on motivation and performance before starting third year.

She said, learning about wellbeing and how that relates to being a biomed student put her in good stead for finding balance during her busy study schedule ahead.

Watch the Facebook LIVE

To find out more about Biomedicine Students’ Society – run by students for students – including how to join, upcoming events and study group information, check out Biomed Bear on Facebook.