A Lab Coat Was My Dream

A Lab Coat Was My Dream

It was four o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, I found myself wandering at UQ. I forgot my practical class was cancelled and with it my afternoon tasks. So, I decided to wait for my boyfriend until six but I was not sure what to do so I decided to take a short walk before going[…]

A Physicist and Businesswoman Meet at the Rubbish Bin

A Physicist and Businesswoman Meet at the Rubbish Bin

Winter, July 25th. I was strolling on campus grounds shortly after being contained in a temporary economic universe bubble that I have created on my own. Being a stranger in a foreign land, trying to fathom things around you, to capture moments around you, to breathe things around you – has been in contrast a momentary[…]

A hundred harvests

A hundred harvests

Into one grain, there come a hundred harvests.[1] We, the alumni of the University of Queensland (UQ), are seeds germinated and nourished in the rich intellectual life of the University, bringing forth a hundred harvests, a rich bounty manifest not only in the contributions made to the communities in which we have worked, but more[…]

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[…]