UQ student receives bursary to kick-start farming career
University of Queensland Gatton student Emily Warwick is making plans for her career in agriculture thanks to a $5000 bursary from the Queensland Agriculture Teachers’ Association Award for Excellence in Agricultural Science.
The Bachelor of Applied Science student received the bursary for her commitment and success in agriculture, giving her the opportunity to fund her first livestock herd.
“I will use the money for textbooks, printing and other university costs and I may even buy a few cows,” Ms Warwick said.
Ms Warwick attended Lockyer District High School and during her time there she also completed a Certificate II in Rural Operations with UQ’s Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC) and was the captain of the Cattle Judging Team.
“I have been interested in the agricultural industry for as long as I can remember and I am particularly interested in animal production and livestock,” Ms Warwick said.
“I really enjoyed completing the certificate in rural operations as it meant I got to spend time studying agriculture at the university. The highlights of the program were learning how to drive quad bikes and handle livestock,” she said.
“It also meant that I had already met a lot of great people at the university, which was really helpful when I started my applied science program this year.”
Ms Warwick is very grateful to her high school agricultural science teacher Miss Collin, who encouraged her to apply for the award.
“I was so excited when I found out I won the award, I contacted Miss Collin and told her straight away,” she said.
UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
The UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences provides study and practical experience covering several disciplines. Students are encouraged to participate in scientific activities not only as a component of their formal studies but also as a cooperative contribution to the life of the university and its surrounding community. Disciplines that have an environmental focus include agribusiness, agricultural science, and rural development.
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Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
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