Hello, it’s Alice :)

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid ”

– Albert Einstein

Starting university can be a scary but exciting thing. Making sure we know our own capabilities and believing in ourselves is essential to keeping us motivated and happy ; or at least it did for me !

Hey ! My name is Alice, and I’m doing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in neuroscience here at Melbourne University. I love playing the piano, journalling, going out with my friends and learning. I am very excited to share my experiences (good and bad) with all who are reading this !

This semester I’m doing three subjects : introductory biology, compulsory science class, and a psych class! Although there is a lot of content in university compared to high school, I’m enjoying it. I originally did have 4 subjects as I was taking a finance class as my breadth, but I dropped it just to take things easy. I didn’t want to stress myself out too much! Since joining university, I’ve joined a couple of clubs, and highly recommend other people do too ! It is such a great way to meet new people and to also get some occasional free food !

I’ve lived in Melbourne my whole life, and always had the intent of doing university here, half because of the pretty campus (! Hogwarts!) and half because it was the only university that offered neuroscience as a major. I hope I’ll get through all the content to be able to do this major ! 

The brain and the nervous system, filled with billions of interconnected neurons and is the most complex system in all of the human body. Even though the brain is the most fundamental to survival, we don’t even know much about it. The brain is like the deep sea; mysterious and unknown. We only know about 10% of what goes on in there. Since there is so much left to discover, I hope that I can make that 10% to 11% (or even more!) in the future. 

I feel like a lot of people talk about how good university is and also the hard work that is needed. While all that is true, life does have its ups and downs, and it is almost guaranteed that something unexpected, big or small will happen when you’re in university, so I intend to keep it real with my university experience, and give advice on how to juggle multiple things in your life at once. Even though wearing a lab coat to do experiments and researching neurological processes does make me feel cool (yes, I can be a bit of a nerd), university can be a challenge. For example, I wasn’t expecting to get lost as many times as I have (even the “lost on campus” app can’t help me), but some things just happen.

Thanks for reading my blog, and to wrap things up, I am so excited for the year ahead and for keeping you all updated on things that go on, while also giving some advice and recognition on the things that aren’t as talked about !


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