Student stories

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

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.

Student blog

Theoretical physics with real-world connections

Jordan is researching a non-invasive way to detect elevated blood glucose levels in people who exhibit pre-diabetic symptoms.

Amber Condell standing near some trees

Student profile

The science of genetics is written into Amber’s story

Amber Condell likes stories - both hearing them and telling them. That’s why she likes studying genetics.

Jharna Chamlagai and Sumithri Venketasubramanian

Student profile

Closing the book on pages of memories

As she graduates from her environment and law double degree, Jharna Chamlagai reflects on her experiences at university.