[Stephanie Town talking to camera, banner reads: Bachelor of Advanced Science in Infection and Immunity]
My name is Stephanie Town and I study the Bachelor of Advanced Science in Infection and Immunity here at UTS.
[Stephanie carrying vials in lab, examining and organising vials]
In the Infection and Immunity major, I study the biological-type sciences with a focus on research. I really enjoy the research aspects and it allows me to do professional reflection on why I want to contribute to society
[Stephanie talking in class, Stephanie speaking to camera]
Mostly because in my degree we focus on up and coming subjects which is really exciting.
[Stephanie in lab, extracting liquid, looking at liquid through microscope with other scientist]
In terms of the Infection and Immunity major I feel that our bodies are particularly important but I really like the health aspect and the fact that we now have new technology is really exciting for me where we can use that new technology to go and investigate the human body in a way we couldn’t before.
[Shot of UTS science building, photo of Stephanie in lab]
UTS shaped me as a person because I’m no stranger to obstacles. As a hearing-impaired person I’ve had to work harder to achieve things in my life.
[Stephanie in class, Stephanie speaking to camera]
UTS was very helpful in helping me overcome my hearing impairment in my classes. UTS employed a notetaker in all of my classes and then later on I got a stenographer when the science became a bit more complicated.
[Stephanie with member of science staff in lab, Stephanie speaking to camera]
UTS helped me capture the lecture and tutorial content in written format so that I didn’t have to rely on my hearing. For others looking to study my degree, my advice is just enjoy it. Get involved because this is the best time of your life.