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  • Student blog

Doing a PhD can be a long and difficult journey. Make sure you prepare yourself for the challenge and try to find a good support system to help you through the rough times.

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Tamara
  • Student blog

My name is Tamara and I am a 3rd-year student studying chemistry and science communication. I am also one of the peer mentors at ANU Thrive. I am very fortunate to work in a department that promotes wellbeing within the ANU community. Having supportive colleagues and a nurturing work environment is very valuable to me, particularly in challenging times like this.

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Jennifer Zhu
  • Career story

ANU graduate Jennifer Zhu is helping grow Australia’s space industry.

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  • Student blog

We lift the lid on the science that has made its way into the design of our buildings.

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  • Career story

When Manuraj Shunmugasundaram left India and moved to Australia, it was to study physics. He had his heart set on a career in astronomy, which is why he chose ANU, the best ranked university in Australia for astrophysics.

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Marika Niihori outside on campus.
  • Student profile

After being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, ANU Physics student, Marika Niihori, is on her way to Cambridge with a vision to transform healthcare.

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Molly Folkard amongst ferns at the Botanic Gardens.
  • Student profile

As part of an internship at ANU, Molly Folkard has just made an important contribution to Australia’s food waste waste strategy – while still an undergraduate.

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Matthew Spence and Vanessa Vongsouthi stand behind a sheet of PET plastic film, the breakdown target of their PETase enzyme.
  • Student profile

Two PhD students are harnessing the power of an enzyme to break down plastic.

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  • Student profile

While our students are busy becoming scientists, they also make time for their hobbies. In Jacob Brown’s case, this means floating through clouds.

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