Engineering (Honours)
(Chemical and Metallurgical)

Why did you choose to study at UQ?

I chose to study UQ due to its strong ties within the industries and positioned high globally. I believe UQ would be the perfect university in bringing me to the fullest potential.

Why did you choose to study your discipline?

Climate activism has been a massive integral in my life growing up, and lately, questions surrounding green energy is becoming to be more relevant than ever. While the notion of green energy seems sustainable, it is far from the truth; large amounts of metals and energy are required to produce solar panels, with most metals used are mined and extracted without concern of recycling and reusing used metals. This is because, as of yet, the recycling of metals is highly energy-intensive with low yields, industries would much rather dispose of used metals than recycling them. As resources are finite, we would have large shoes to fill in changing the world. I figured studying a major in Chemical and Metallurgical engineering allows me to be a global citizen and play an active part in developing more sustainable systems.

What advice do you have for prospective students interested in studying your degree at UQ?

Start early, take note of every assessment's due dates. Not many know this, but by going into SI-Net> Enrolment> Aggregated Reports> Aggregate Assignments; by doing so, a new window will open displaying all your assessments in order.

Find a driving force to keep you motivated, be it your supportive group of friends or even your personal goals and aspirations. There will be times of burnout; having someone/something to keep you going will get you through your degree.

Coffee will be your best friend!