‘Astronomy is my hobby and I’ve been able to explore that at USQ. It is an amazing and beautiful science. When you look at the sky from a science point of view you realise how incredible it is. There is still so much to learn.’
In Laura’s second year of study she became a USQ Meet-Up leader, giving her the opportunity to teach other first year students physics and astronomy. This experience inspired a newfound career path and she is now studying her postgraduate qualifications in education. With a goal of becoming a secondary maths and physics teacher in rural Queensland, she looks forward to sharing her passion with others.
‘There is a shortage of good maths and science teachers so I want to make a difference. Teaching is so important as it lays the foundation for all other jobs.’
‘As a university student my biggest motivator is to do really well so I can become a good teacher. I am always asking questions in class so, one day, I will be able to explain concepts to my students.’