Now in the final year of his undergraduate degree, James says that his experience of studying the Bachelor of Biomedicine has been deeply fulfilling. The degree structure allowed him to follow his scientific interests and explore his passions.
The people I have met have been the highlight – friends, colleagues and the world class lecturers, academics and researchers. I have been inspired by the talent around me.
James worked with cadavers during his second year core anatomy subject - for James this was a unique and very rewarding experience. The style of the unit content and the engaging lecturers led James to then major in Human Structure and Function.
As part of life on campus, James has played squash and the saxophone, established a tutoring business, sat on the Biomedicine Students' Society committee and worked as a Teddy Bear Hospital volunteer. These are just some of the activities that can form part of the vibrant student life at the University of Melbourne.
His advice for prospective students? “Get out there, back yourself and make the most of the experience (it will pass a lot faster than you think).”