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Aspiring paramedic receives a helping hand
Aneka is standing in UniSQ's Paramedic Simulation lab, smiling at the camera.

Aneka graduated with an OP5 from Lowood State High School and placed UniSQ as her first preference, which automatically entitled her to the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, valued up to $20,000.

Aneka said receiving the scholarship, which she used to purchase textbooks and to has plans to travel, has given her even more motivation to succeed in her Bachelor of Paramedicine at UniSQ.

‘Not only am I grateful to have received this scholarship but it is great reward for all of the hard work I put into my schooling.’

UniSQ’s Paramedicine program has a strong practical component, but Aneka believed her thirst for knowledge and learning is what will hold her in good stead.

‘I looked at other universities, but there was something about UniSQ that really appealed to me. I came here for an Open Day last year and found the academic staff were really supportive and the whole campus felt incredibly close-knit.’

While the scholarship was excellent incentive, Aneka said the relaxed lifestyle and strong community atmosphere at UniSQ’s Ipswich campus were what attracted her to the University.