Driven, unique and beautiful. That’s how Joseph describes his fellow student cohort. He has met some of his best friends over the past three years – people who have supported him during his studies and through life in general.
Joseph was attracted by the opportunities that the University offers – and particularly those exclusive to the Bachelor of Biomedicine. Like Molecule to Malady where students get to interact with both specialists and patients. “This put everything we were learning into perspective and made it very relatable,” says Joseph.
When he first started at Melbourne Joseph didn’t have a clear direction in terms of his long term study path. “The holistic approach to health sciences and being exposed to a little bit of everything really helped me to focus on what I wanted to do,” Joseph says.
I like that the University of Melbourne offers ‘breadth’ - it allows students to broaden their minds and knowledge.
Originally from Singapore, Joseph has lived between his home country and Australia for the past six years. This has included serving two years of compulsory national service in Singapore. Growing up in different places Joseph says, “I have learned to keep an open mind, stay humble and be receptive to alternate thinking and ideas.”