Hoang Thinh Timothy Pham - Vietnam

 

Vietnam

Hoang Thinh Timothy Pham, Bachelor of Pharmacy (IBPH)

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

"Being a pharmacist was my dream since I was young. I would like to help sick people in my country where many of them cannot access good health services and medications. I would like help those people get more understanding about medications and medicine uses. The University of South Australia had offered me that opportunity so I did not hesitate to take that step."

 
 

"Adelaide is a wonderful place with friendly and kind people. It is very peaceful and good for your studies. It is also a place with many opportunities and promises. Come and experience our awesome city and you will never regret it. Should you ever been lucky enough to find yourself in Adelaide, come and visit our University, the University of South Australia. We are more than happy to have you on board."

 

What are the benefits of UniSA and their teaching staff?

"UniSA gives me a lot of opportunities to Hoang Thinh Timothy Pham Groupstrengthen my leadership skills by participating in its projects, meeting new people and expanding my networking. It is a great time for me to meet those people who share the same interests as me and work together for the benefits of our students and university community.

All the UniSA lecturers, tutors and other staff are very friendly, kind and supportive. They have been giving me all the necessary skills and experiences which I would need during my studies. The staff in the Learning and Teaching Unit are very nice as I have learnt a lot from them during my first year of university.

Hoang Thinh Timothy Pham Night OutI will have some work placements later on my program with many promises of precious experiences. I have recently finished a Leadership Program which is run by the Student Experience Team in our University. This is a fantastic program that has strengthened and sharpened my leadership skills which benefits me a lot during my studies and will later on in my career path.

I joined many workshops which were organised by the Learning and Teaching Unit during my first year and they were all very useful. The workshops were great and I would strongly encourage other first year students to join them as there are a lot of new things to learn when they first come to the University.

Moreover, Campus Central is my best friend during my time in UniSA. I come there every time I have a question and even though they are not the place to deal with these problems that I have, they still know where to refer me to. I feel like I rely on them a lot now.

The University of South Australia Students’ Association is my home during my studies in UniSA. After I was elected to be the City East Campus Representative in February 2013 and followed by the International Representative in July 2013, I have been involved in so many of its projects and initiatives. I have learnt a lot of skills and experiences during this time. Meeting different people in different clubs, attending students' academic appeal meetings, engaging with other associations in other universities - there have been a lot of priceless experiences.

Hoang Thinh Timothy Pham Mawson LakesIn addition, I have a lot of stories about our University and its people and great services. All of them have been parts of my university life and memories.

I have been attending many social events and activities on and off campus and one of the successful programs that I really enjoy being a part of is "Your Culture, My Culture". This program has brought our students from different backgrounds together to celebrate our diversity and harmony. I have learnt a lot from this program and made many friends here too.

I study at City East Campus and I have used most of the facilities there. My favourite place on campus is the computer pool in the Playford Building. It is the place where my friends and I stay back until very late after our lessons. We are doing our homework there together, helping one another if someone does not understand the concepts, sharing happy and sad stories in life. Our friendship is built in that little corner in UniSA for three years already."

What are your impressions of Adelaide?

"Adelaide is a beautiful place, very peaceful and good for studying. People here are very friendly and kind. My first impression about Adelaide is that it is very nice and I think I will love this place soon.

I like many aspects of the city such as entertainment and culture, diversity, and also discounted public transport. All of them make the city more lively and attractive.

My mother came here with me when I first arrived in Adelaide and she really liked this place. She said that she believed this would be the best place for my studies in the next few years - and it is nearly six years already."

What is your advice to others?

"Adelaide is a wonderful place with friendly and kind people. It is very peaceful and good for your studies. It is also a place with many opportunities and promises. Come and experience our awesome city and you will never regret it. Should you ever been lucky enough to find yourself in Adelaide, come and visit our University, the University of South Australia. We are more than happy to have you on board."

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