THINKING

Samuel leaning on kitchen bench

Mastering postgraduate studies

Samuel Hong, Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

A little about me

I come from China originally, but when I was 12 my parents decided to send me to school abroad in Singapore. I lived there for 10 years before coming to Perth in 2017 to study a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology at Murdoch.

I decided to continue my studies here, and now I’m doing a postgraduate degree, a Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership.

My parents are in the pharmaceutical industry in China, so I’ve been interested in the health industry since childhood.

My experience at Murdoch

I was fortunate that Murdoch offered me an International Welcome Scholarship, which allowed me to get 20 per cent off my tuition fees for my bachelor’s degree.

I have been active in student activities; I was the President of Murdoch Chinese Students and Scholars Association between 2017 and 2018, and I am currently the Vice President of the Murdoch University Guild’s Postgraduate Student Association.

In my free time I like to do gym exercise, swimming, and water sports. I also like to watch movies, especially ones that inspire me with ideas about the future. My favourite movie would have to be Interstellar. I have watched it over ten times!

Murdoch has a multicultural environment which provides students with an international perspective.

Why I’d recommend Murdoch

The university provides students with a variety of learning opportunities and support services. The teaching staff are passionate and patient with student questions, and they are committed to helping students learn and build skills. There are also a lot of new facilities for us to use.

And lastly, Murdoch has a multicultural environment which provides students with an international perspective.  

My plans for the future

My master’s has given me a deeper understanding of the health industry and will enable me to jump in immediately after graduation. I’d like to be a health manager in Perth to help improve the health system in Western Australia.