Loren Pugh

Loren Pugh

Loren Pugh

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Honours
  • Year commenced: 2016
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
  • Major(s): Physics

Why did you decide to study science? 
I chose Global Challenges as I felt that I most wanted to learn skills that are easily adaptable and could be used in whatever field I may end up. Plus, I’m not a fan of memorising things so wanted to study something quite analytical and with an emphasis on problem solving.

What made you choose Monash Uni in particular?
I really like the culture of Monash Uni and the opportunity to do double degrees and be exposed to a wide variety of subjects and opportunities, however my main driver was that Science - Global Challenges is not offered anywhere else.

What's your favourite aspect of studying science? 
My favourite thing about science is that it’s really cool. There are so many awesome things happening in science every day around the world and studying it gives me both more exposure and more understanding of these!

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
Well I’ve just finished up so first stop is 3 months of overseas travel, then when I get back I’ll be starting a graduate consulting job at Deloitte.

What has been the highlight of your science degree so far?
My degree has a close cohort of talented and ambitious people so being motivated and supported by them for the last four years has been amazing. I’ve also really enjoyed the physics labs and research projects I’ve been involved in as each one has a unique challenge. Finally I have really appreciated the networking opportunities and the opportunities to challenge myself.

What's the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course? 
I think it varies a lot between subjects but for me, I definitely didn’t think that a) physics is all maths and b) that uni study can require more hours than a full time job.

If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about studying at Monash Science, what would you say? 
I’d say, “don’t stop looking for what it is that excites you because now is the time to find out what you don’t like, and figure out how to head in the direction of what you do.”