Wern Cher Khor

From studies to student life, Bachelor of Science graduate Wern Cher Khor describes her experience studying at Melbourne.

I have always had a keen interest in physiology, anatomy and biomechanics and I knew that I wanted to work closely with people, as opposed to working solo in a lab. After positive personal experiences with physiotherapists after a dance injury, I knew that physiotherapy would be a great way for me to pursue a career that correlated with my interests and ambitions.

In terms of academics and resources, Melbourne offers an incredible experience. I have had the opportunity to learn from lecturers that are themselves prominent researchers in their field, which meant that we had insight into early research results and upcoming studies. The core anatomy subjects are incredible, with the opportunity to work on real cadavers and wet specimens in the anatomy lab.

The University has a thriving student community and student union. From weekly BBQs and bands, free breakfasts and yoga lessons, to welfare support and the 'free pantry' open to students in need, it truly feels like Melbourne has a student union that strives to look out for their fellow students.

The highlight of my undergraduate studies were the breadth subjects I took, as well as my involvement with the UMSU Queer Department and Wom*ns Department. They broadened my horizons and gave me a deeper understanding on the psycho-social aspects of person-hood that will undoubtedly be important in my future as a healthcare practitioner.

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