Abeer Sherife

Abeer Sherife

Abeer Sherife

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Year commenced: 2022
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
  • Major(s): Human pathology

Why did you decide to study science?
I always found myself interested in biological sciences. This was further reinforced when I studied VCE Biology, in particular in year 12, where I learnt about diseases and immunity, which was heavily influenced by the outbreak of COVID-19. The outbreak of the virus helped me gain an insight into the world of immunity and its real-life applications as well as the considerations taken in terms of vaccines. All of these factors contributed to my decision of studying science at Monash which I have thoroughly enjoyed each semester!

What made you choose Monash Uni in particular?
Monash University is a world-renowned university, especially when it comes to biomedical sciences! The facilities our university possesses, as well as the knowledgeable professors and teaching associates make Monash University an easy choice for any science student!

What's your favourite aspect of studying science?
My favourite part of studying science at Monash would definitely be the wide range of disciplines students can choose to study from. Another aspect which makes my experience at Monash so great are the practical laboratories which we, as Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences majors, take. These laboratories are mobilised with highly technological equipment and knowledgeable staff which enhances my learning and understanding.

What has been the highlight of your science degree so far?
The highlight of my science degree so far is definitely having the opportunity to be a Science Student Ambassador! This role has allowed me to not only meet other inspiring science students from all disciplines, but to also help future students and pass on my knowledge and experiences. Hence, the 2023 Open Day was definitely a highlight of the year and my degree. I am hoping to see the future students I spoke with on campus in the future!

What's the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course?
The biggest misconception that I had, and believe many students may have, is that a Bachelor of Science only involves the traditional sciences, such as Biology and Chemistry, as well as laboratories and reports. This is however, far from the truth!

Monash prides itself on being a university with a science course that is very vast and flexible. Students can choose to study Mathematics, Psychology, and Environmental Sciences all within the Bachelor of Science degree! Not only this, but Monash also presents science students with the opportunity of being able to study multiple majors within a single degree, which don’t have to be within the same discipline.

If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about studying at Monash Science, what would you say?
I would definitely advise for it! As a future science student, you will be able to study within a world renowned University that will present you with many valuable opportunities and resources as an undergraduate student, not to mention that the science course at a Group of Eight University will provide you with great knowledge and employability skills for the future.

Give us a life hack or piece of advice you live by:
Something I’d tell my high school self is to avoid burn out during your studies, especially during VCE. I understand how tough and stressful it is, but as a student you should always continue your hobbies whilst making sure to stay as organised as possible. Those habits will carry onto your university life. A piece of advice for when you start university is to be as involved as you can with extracurricular activities!