Student profile

Nicole Stephenson

Course of study:
Bachelor of Nanotechnology / Bachelor of Science

Currently studying Honours at La Trobe.

I knew I wanted to do something in science, but I didn't have a specific area in mind. La Trobe's Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Nanotechnology double degree covered a wide range of disciplines with a focus on a new and developing field.

The bursary I received during the first year of my course allowed me to make the most of university life and focus on my studies.

The classes were varied, with a practical feel and a wide range of techniques and instruments employed during labs. The ‘Issues in Nanotechnology’ seminar series throughout the course gave me insight into what was going on in industry along with networking and work experience opportunities.

This course got me a career in the radiation industry, which is strongly linked to mining companies and I believe I could easily pursue further opportunities there.