Lauren Carpenter

I'm currently entering my fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, majoring in Immunology.

Despite juggling a part-time government administration job and having to travel 2 hours to UQ from the Sunshine Coast, there was no doubt in my mind that UQ was the university for me.

Having said that, my transition to university was still daunting. Only a handful of students from my high school also attended UQ, and the early starts and long commutes were definitely challenging at times. But I soon involved myself in the ASPinS program, made great friends and got the opportunity to participate in amazing experiences that made it all worth it!