Brad Den Heijer
Bachelor of Science graduate, Brad den Heijer, reflects on his experience moving from New Zealand to study at the University of Melbourne.
I chose to study at the University of Melbourne for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it is one of the very best, if not the best, universities in Australia and it has been an amazing experience learning from some of the top academics and researchers in their field. Secondly, The University is right in the heart of Melbourne’s biomedical research precinct which opens up a lot of opportunities for further study and work.
I moved to Melbourne after completing high school in New Zealand and for that reason the University has been a great platform to meet a lot of new people, develop some life-long friendships and really experience all that Melbourne and Australia has to offer. One of my highlights was living on campus for two years at one of the residential colleges. This was an amazing place to meet a lot of new people and make a lot of new friends, and really adjust to living in a new city and country.
There is nowhere a degree in Science can’t take you. From medicine to business or research to law, all of these option remain open to you while studying a Bachelor of Science and the Melbourne Model really allows you to figure out what you are most interested in during your degree.
The hardest part of university life is choosing exactly it is you want to get involved in – there is so much to offer from clubs and societies, to sport and theatre. Getting involved in these activities can be a great way to enrich your university experience.