Jasper Feng

Jasper Feng

Jasper Feng

  • Student type: International
  • Degree type: Degree
  • Year commenced: 2017
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
  • Major(s): Physiology

Why did you decide to study at Science?
I chose to study a Bachelor of Science at Monash University because it ties closely to our daily life. There is a lot of information out there that is disruptive and fake and when it comes to studying science at Monash you get to learn the truth about science, learn scientific theory and how to apply that to daily life.

Seeing things in a scientific way is crucial to the progression of our society. I realised quite young that science was something necessary for us to live healthy, progressive lives and was beneficial to us all.

What made you choose Monash University in particular?
When I first travelled to Melbourne to pick a university, I found that Monash University was bigger in size, the science equipment was more advanced than other universities and the libraries and science student lounge all seemed a lot more interactive. The students at Monash seemed happier and livelier.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
I plan to work here in Melbourne for a year and have already got a placement for a very famous author on the topic of psychology and criminology and the neurology behind it. It ties closely to physiology and philosophy and those are two areas that when they collapse become some really hard, challenging but interesting topics. After working for a year, I am looking to settle here in Melbourne if possible but my options are pretty open so if an opportunity shows up elsewhere, I think I’ll consider it too.

What was the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course?
I thought the units would be all about laboratorial work for multiple hours per day, throughout my 3-year course. It turns out it’s not that way. For the first year we got to enjoy the pipetting, the beakers and all the laboratorial jazz but in second year and third year it was more about theory and how things are being applied in the world. In physiology we got to look at illness, research papers and experiments that were specifically designed to evoke certain physiological responses. For example, drinking a lot of water in a short amount of time and seeing how your body responds to that.

Anything else you would like to share about your Monash Science experience?
Studying science at Monash has been fantastic so far and what I’ve learnt here has been very useful. Overall what was important to me was that I felt very comfortable and no matter what kind of person you are or you think you are, you can come here and be able to find your crowd.