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[…]

The Reluctant Millennial

As the black sheep of my family, it was with tremendous excitement that I bucked the trend of QIT/QUT enrolment and was accepted into a dual Bachelors of Science and Business at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus in 2000. The late 90s and early 2000s was a period of intriguing redefinition for UQ[…]

Life as a student in the second half of the forties

I was never not going to go to University. My father was on the lecturing staff in Botany; my mother was a graduate in science from the University of Western Australia; my sister Margaret, three years ahead of me, was about to graduate in Arts. I began my studies in 1947, enrolling in Science. Maths,[…]