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Preferred Name: Esther

Degree and year of study?

2nd year into the Bachelor of Nursing

What inspired you to engage with the office and role(s) you currently hold?

I am involved in the administrative level of a club, this experience inspired me to engage with the YouX Board. I am motivated to further understand the management of an organization, and also to better comprehend with the university.

What do you hope to achieve in your office and role(s) in 2021?

I hope to be able to use my personal experience as a newcomer to make decisions that are addressing the needs of students. I will also focus on ensuring that the experience of starting university is smooth and pressure-less for the new students, especially with support for both physical health and mental health.

What Clubs are you involved with at UofA?

AUCSA- Adelaide University Chinese student association

What led you to join the club(s)?

Mostly because of the wish to meet more people, and get involved in group activities or trips. But also because I treasure the opportunity to enhance my leadership and communication skills, as both skills are very essential for any career in the future.

Favourite holiday destination/activity?

Taiwan, home is always the best! Taiwan is a place of diverse culture and especially international with cuisines. I enjoy travelling with my family and friends occasionally to different cities for sightseeing and tasting different food. Other than travelling, being alone and listen to music while reading novels is also my favourite way to feel relaxed.

Favourite place to study on campus?

AHMS, as a nursing student I am based on AHMS building. It is very enjoyable to be able to see the view during my five minutes break from studying, best watching sunset location as well!

What advice would you give to students starting out at the University of Adelaide?

Starting university often means a whole different type of life, especially for international students. Changes can be extremely scary and culture fright can be overwhelming. The best solution is to join clubs to meet new people and make friends; ask for help and support! There is a lot of support system and many hands holding out so don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. I think the important thing to keep in mind is that one day is just a tiny sector in your entire life, so a bad day will be no big deal when you look back at it in the future. Correspondingly, try to make every day exciting and worth it!