4th Year Medical Physics Student
the right degree to study at University can be a stressful decision;
it's something that requires considerable investigation and thought.
Personally, I have found a Physics-based degree an ideal choice,
for it is the only program around that provides the necessary background
to understand our technological future.
to choose Medical Physics at UNSW was based on the knowledge I'd
get to work in an environment that would develop logical reasoning,
meeting some of the world's best scientists in the process. At the
moment, I'm assisting in the design of a new detector for prostate
concer. Facilities in the School of Physics have allowed me to work
with extremely sophisticated (and expensive) equipment, whether
it be lasers, electron microscopes or even atoms.
at UNSW has proven its worth to me several times over. It's a place
where every student knows one another, a place where life-long friendships
will undoubtedly be established. The Physics Students' Society promotes
staff-student contact, and arranges events ranging from soccer matches
to social camps. The assortment of sporting clubs and entertainment
around the campus provides the other half of any student's university
life. I've found the UNSW Judo and Aikido clubs particularly rewarding.
provides a flexible balance of theory and practical work, with good
employment prospects at the end of the degree. Graduating with a
degree in Physics will open many doors, ranging from prestigious
research projects to employment in areas that require skills with
computing, electronics, fibre-optic communications, or nuclear medicine.
It's not a degree that will trap you into one particular line of
work; it provides the basis with which you can adapt to a rapidly