My most powerful experience in Peru

My most powerful experience in Peru

I studied abroad in Peru with the help of the School of Languages and Cultures and the Business, Economics and Law faculty. I hold many magnificent memories that enriched my time abroad; this is the story of my most powerful experience in Peru. Two weeks into my new life in Lima, Peru, the international cohort—who[…]

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

My first day at UQ was awful. I was deep in the throes of heartbreak, at the hands of a UQ student, no less. I saw the campus for the first time through the dense, distorted hue of him. Every store, each seat, glass, and table, was coloured by his presence. I wondered what associations[…]

The Mission

The Mission

It was a normal sweltering February day when I walked in to the University of Queensland back in 2010. Sweat dripped down my swarthy back; I was nervous. Making close friends had never been my forte in high school, and that wasn’t a trend that I wanted to continue at uni. It was going to[…]

A Great Foundation For My Professional Life

I commenced a four year degree at the University of Queensland in 1962, having successfully obtained a Commonwealth Scholarship, which paid student fees and a means tested living away from home allowance. UQ commenced the physiotherapy degree program in the early 1950s in parallel with a three year Diploma course that commenced in 1938. Our[…]

College Life in the Sixties

College Life in the Sixties

I arrived at the Women’s College in 1962. Having lived with two quiet adults, I now had to adjust to slamming doors, loud radios, and heavy footsteps down corridors. Freshers settled in during Orientation Week, but when the older students returned, the Fresher System came into play. As the junior residents, freshers were expected to[…]

Hear I am

Hear I am

I do not remember anything specific about my many firsts at UQ St Lucia: the first time I visited the campus, library, computer rooms; the first class, assignment, exam I completed; the first lecturer, tutor or student I met… One ‘first’ I do recall is visiting a very small office; a room, hidden behind the[…]

Nescire autem quid antequam sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum

Nescire autem quid antequam sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child). Cicero My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach. Seneca My association with the Classics Department goes back a very long time—to 1955, when I[…]