I have always wanted to pursue a degree in pharmacy as both my mother and grandfather work in the industry. When I saw what the new Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management degree at the University of Sydney had to offer, I knew that it was the perfect degree for me.
The degree is unique and innovative as it gives students a fantastic opportunity to combine pharmacy with business knowledge, which will be a huge benefit to kick-starting a prosperous career.
I was actually on holiday in Japan at the time so the offers came out in the middle of the night, I remember my whole family setting alarms to wake up to see if I got the offer. It was so exciting.
I would have to say I enjoyed biology the most, mainly because I found it interesting learning about things at a conceptual level and then integrating that knowledge into real-world situations.
I'm currently studying Social Pharmacy which I really enjoy. The things I'm learning in this unit make me really feel like a pharmacist already.
A typical day at uni starts at 8:45am when I get a coffee on my way to my first lecture of the day. The rest of the day is a mix of tutorials and lectures and maybe a practical. Most days I have a one hour break to study and socialise.
How many events and activities that are organised by Sydney University Pharmacy Association (SUPA), which is the pharmacy student body. I also didn't expect everybody even from different years to be so close.
Much more freedom and the parties are better!
Really friendly, I can happily say I have already made some lifelong friends.
So far, all my lecturers have been really nice and have been more than happy to help with any questions I might have either in person or through emails.
I am a member of SUPA and have attended events such as the pub crawl and harbour cruise that run every semester. SUPA also run sporting activities every Wednesday and Friday which is a really great way to get to know everybody and have some fun.
Once I finish my degree and intern year, I would love to one day start my own pharmacy.
Go for it! Not only will this degree put you a step ahead of other students in regards to getting a job but I guarantee that if you put yourself out there and go to the events and meet new people it will also be one of the most enjoyable times of your life.