Recently I was lucky enough to receive the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Relocation Grant. This has been an amazing opportunity and has enabled me to further pursue my studies within the STEM sector at the ANU. Like many students, moving to Canberra was a significant change and it was my first time living away from home. The grant facilitated my move to Canberra and allowed me to settle in, rather than worry about my financial situation. Additionally, STEM subjects usually have a high number of contact hours, meaning that it is challenging to juggle a rigorous study schedule with a part-time job. The grant has allowed me to successfully manage my studies without this strain.
Furthermore, the grant has allowed me to use my time to explore my passion for maths and science. I am fascinated by how science can be applied to the world around us. I also enjoy solving equations and problems, which explains my love for mathematics. One of the reasons why I chose to study the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences is to widen my knowledge in this area, and to hopefully use these skills in my choice of career in the future. ANU has equal opportunities for all students and I feel very fortunate to study in an area that I am excited by. With the assistance of the Relocation Grant, I can fully participate in the STEM sector at the ANU and maximise all opportunities that have been given to me.
Financial aids such as the Relocation Grant are pivotal in encouraging the next wave of STEM-enthused students to enrol in a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences. From my experience, the STEM program offered at the ANU is of an exceptional standard. Hence, it is crucial that committed students are able to pursue their passions at the ANU without any obstacles or boundaries.
I feel very fortunate and extremely grateful to have received such a grant. It has significantly helped me, just like it has assisted the other ten students who also received the grant.