Harriet Kulich: Science

I hope to contribute to the conservation of organisms and ecosystems by learning about ecology and conservation and gaining practical research skills.

"I've really enjoyed the variety and scope that I’ve experienced with my subjects, as well as practical components such as field trips and camps to locations outside of Melbourne." 

"I’ve always loved animals and the environment, and I hope to contribute to the conservation of organisms and ecosystems by learning about ecology and conservation and gaining practical research skills. I was attracted by the broad range of subjects offered throughout the Faculty of Science, as well as the ability to choose a more specific focus and pathway later in the degree.

I really appreciate the flexibility of study within my course at the University of Melbourne, and the university’s great reputation both locally and internationally helps to be more confident about the quality of education and post-graduation employment prospects. I’ve also really enjoyed the friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the wide variety of extra-curricular activities offered, such as student-run clubs which cater for a huge range of interests!"

Student societies are a way to find and follow any extra curricula interests, and a great place to make new friends. Studies have shown that students involved in clubs and societies perform better academically than those who are not. The University has over 300 clubs and societies, in which students can experience and participate in areas including sport, politics, the arts and even food. Student societies run social activities, career networks, tutorials, and many other activities and programs to assist in your overall student experience. Membership of a student society is usually based on enrolment in a course or subject, but there are also societies that are open to any University of Melbourne student.

"I've really enjoyed the variety and scope that I’ve experienced with my subjects, as well as practical components such as field trips and camps to locations outside of Melbourne. I’ve also been able to follow my passion and carry out a number of research-focused subjects in my third year, meaning that I’ve been able to enjoy my time studying while still gaining useful skills for after graduation."

The Science Research Project is intended for undergraduate students who have achieved excellent results in the discipline related to the project. You can undertake a project in several disciplines within the Faculty of Science, and undertaking a research project is a fantastic way to develop practical scientific skills. It also provides valuable experience to students considering honours, masters or a PhD in Science.

This article originally appeared in Meet our Students on the Faculty of Science website.

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