Studying the Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne has made Georgia even more passionate about health science.
She is particularly interested in learning what makes cells ‘tick’ which led her to major in Cell Developmental Biology. During the Biomedical Research Project subject, Georgia worked in a research lab at the Florey Institute, investigating the use of stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.
Over the past three years of her degree, Georgia has been challenged academically, broadened her worldview and made lasting friendships.
My fellow students are compassionate people who are deeply interested in healthcare and how science can be used to help others.
“I chose Melbourne because of its location and facilities – the biomedical precinct, the hospitals and research institutes – and of course the restaurants and bars around Lygon Street and Brunswick don’t go astray,” she says.
Looking to practise her French skills, Georgia took part in the Study Abroad program to McGill University, Montreal. For Georgia, the best part was experiencing everyday life in another culture - she practiced French and got to travel every weekend.
As a member of the Biomedicine Students' Society (BSS), Georgia helped coordinate social events like the O-Week camp and ran academic revision lectures and workshops. She worked part time in a café, volunteered to teach English to refugee students, played social netball, basketball and participated in long distance running events.
“Be brave and get involved,” is Georgia's advice to future Biomedicine students.