I like how easy it is to become involved in student life and really make your university experience exactly how you want it to be
For Anneke Knol, participation in the 2011 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) has opened many doors.
“I love the network that is created for you after attending the NYSF,” said Anneke.
“Because students are selected from all over the country, you can travel basically anywhere and know that there will be a friendly face—someone you have met on session, or met during one of the other NYSF programs.
“I was lucky enough to travel to London as part of an NYSF International Program and so my network extends not only throughout Australia, but to several countries around the world.”
After attending NYSF Anneke Knol enrolled in a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at The Australian National University (ANU), majoring in chemistry and mathematics.
“Choosing to attend ANU was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I cannot recommend it more highly to future students,” said Anneke.
“I was attracted to ANU because it is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and since I live in Canberra, it was an obvious choice for me.”
Now three years into her degree Anneke says she loves the way of life ANU offers to students.
“I like how easy it is to become involved in student life and really make your university experience exactly how you want it to be,” said Anneke.
“I have had a great opportunity to meet esteemed academics in my field and really become directly involved in the research the university is doing through my research project. I hope to continue that next year in my honours project.”
Anneke also participated in the ANU Secondary College Program during years 11 and 12 which she says gave her “a real taste of what it would be like to study at ANU”.