Student stories

Studying science at ANU is a lifetime experience. Find out why directly from our students.

Jonah Lafferty

Student profile

What are you doing? You might not even know what your dream job is yet

“It’s funny,” recent graduate Jonah Lafferty says, “but often the things you do just to give them a go, they end up being the things that interest you the most.”

Parrot with a grey body and red head

Student profile

Get to know the gang-gang cockatoo

They are the faunal emblem of the Australian Capital Territory, but enthusiasm for the gang-gang cockatoo stretches far beyond the Canberra bubble.

Career story

Changing the steaks: how 'alternative fats' are shaping the future of food

This cellular agriculture start-up hopes to add a tasty new animal-free ingredient to the menu.

Divers underwater extracting coral core samples

Student profile

Getting to the core of climate history

PhD researcher Jess Hargreaves digs out coral skeletons to understand how rainfall patterns in the South-East Indian Ocean region have changed over time.

Tharika Liyanage

Student profile

Meet the PhD researcher solving a very big (but very small) molecule mystery

Tharika Liyanage is going to make you excited about cheilanthanes - whether you know what they are or not.

Close up of someone holding a smartphone, sitting at a table with microphones and a notebook in front of them.

Career story

So, you want to be a science writer?

Science journalism is a dream career for many people with a passion for science and flair for writing. For ANU graduate Ellen Phiddian, that dream is now a reality.

Ryan Pike stands in front of industrial-looking lab equipment, smiling at the camera.

News, Student profile

Disrupting Australia’s approach to medical waste

Australia has a medical waste problem. Here's how a former ANU student is working to address it.

Bettina Hill is standing in front of stone columns

Career story

How applied mathematics planted artist Bettina Hill on cloud nine

What do you do after embarking on a career in visual arts? Study applied mathematics, obviously.