Su Jin Lim, Malaysia


Hi, my name is Su Jin and I studied at The University of Queensland.
Hi, my name is Su Jin and I studied a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) at The University of Queensland.

What was your main motivation to study your degree? 

I have always wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to give back to the community in one way or another, and pursuing a psychology degree gave me the opportunity to achieve that. 

Why did you choose UQ? 

Firstly, I chose UQ as it has a large psychology faculty with so many experienced academics from all over the world.

I was also really attracted to UQ’s beautiful architecture as well as its lush green surroundings, especially with the Brisbane River meandering around it. Not every university can offer its students such beautiful surroundings. 

What did you enjoy most about studying at UQ? 

I loved how UQ provided so much student support. As an international student, it was comforting to know that I could depend on my uni to provide me with legal advice for things such as rental contracts.

Also, events organised by UQ’s Student Union, such as the Roller Rink and the Stress Less Week, definitely enriched my learning experience at UQ. 

What’s been your favourite learning activity in your program and why?

So far, my favourite learning activity in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program was PSYC2371 (The Science of Everyday Thinking).

Enrolling in that course taught me so much about human biases and cognitive errors that we make on an everyday basis. It dramatically changed the way I think and make decisions. I highly recommend that course!

Would you recommend UQ to others and why? 

I would definitely recommend the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree to interested students.

Firstly, because of how well structured it is. It truly covers every discipline of psychology out there, from evolutionary psychology to abnormal psychology. It’s a great way to get a taste of what is available, especially for students who haven’t decided what they’d like to specialise in. 

What advice would you give to international students considering UQ?

My advice to prospective students is that if they choose to come to UQ, they’ll step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. Most importantly, I’d urge them to enjoy the journey because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

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