I was born and raised on the sunny island of Singapore. I’m a third-year international student studying Forensic Biology and Toxicology and Criminology, with a focus on White Collar and Corporate Crime.
Unfortunately, forensic science isn’t offered at any university in Singapore at an undergraduate level, so I looked into studying overseas. I applied with an education agency in Singapore, and one of the agents recommended Murdoch University for forensic science.I like that I’m studying something I’m passionate about. The topics and case studies are always really interesting, too. One of my favourite things about Murdoch is the lecturers and tutors who go above and beyond to help students, be it academically or with internships. In particular, Dr Mark Briskey, Dr Garth Maker and Jay Donovan have been so helpful.
I lived in the student village when I first arrived, and there were many social events planned for us, from DIY events to weekly dinners. There was also a welcome dinner for new students. That, coupled with the uni’s orientation events, helped me make my first friends here.
I find people are friendly and approachable. I also love the weather and sunsets in Perth!
I love the campus – it’s beautiful! I also like how Murdoch makes an effort to help students relieve stress by planning events like Stamp Out Stress Day, and MarketDaze, to help us take time off studying and to relax.
When I’m on campus, I usually hang out at Bush Court or in the Student Hub. I also love checking out the different food trucks at the Pop-Up Ref, and walking around with my friends.
I chose Perth because it’s only a five-hour flight from Singapore, which makes travelling back and forth easy. I chose Murdoch because it’s the only university in Western Australia with courses in both criminology and forensic biology.
I had friends who graduated from Murdoch. They had a good experience, so that sealed the deal for me.