Brian Li Qun Ho - Singapore

 

Singapore

Brian Li Qun Ho, Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (IBBL)

Why did you choose to study at the University of South Australia (UniSA)?

“I chose to study at UniSA because of the lower cost of living in South Australia compared to other Australian states. Also the lifestyle of South Australia – it’s not a busy city life.”

What are the benefits of UniSA and their teaching staff?

“What I enjoy most about studying at UniSA is having the freedom to pursuit your passion, I particularly liked the idea of having an elective subject. This allows me to have a breath of fresh air from what I was studying. I also enjoy that courses are practical orientated which makes transition into the work place smoother.

The year-long honours program endowed me with the experience and confidence necessary to do independent research. The importance of time management was also highlighted during this period. The skills of communication with fellow students and various researchers were also honed.

Laboratory medicine allows me to utilise analytical abilities to help patients without actually having to have physical contact with the patients.

I study at UniSA’s City East campus, the central location of the campus makes it very accessible by public transport. Studying in the city also means that food is always available and within walking distance whenever needed. I use the library the most on campus. The library is well equipped with computers. The long opening hours in the City West campus library is especially useful.

The level of facilities provided by UniSA is adequate for your study needs. There are ample computers scattered around the University for computing needs around the clock. Labs are well equipped with well-maintained equipment.”

What are your impressions of Adelaide?

“Adelaide is a city with the infrastructures found in bigger cities without the pollution and stress associated with other major cities of the world. The weather is pleasant throughout the year with great beaches for recreational activities. I reside in a privately owned student hostel located about 5kms away from the CBD. The hostel is nestled in a beautiful neighbourhood with amenities within walking distances. I found my accommodation through UniSA’s accommodation website. The staff at UniSA and locals were friendly and keen to help. There were no difficulties in settling in.”

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