We caught up with Lily during O-Week to hear her plans and motivations for uni as a high school leaver.
Q&A with Lily Trinh - Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
What are you studying?
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. It’s my first year and I’ll be studying full time. I want to become a physiotherapist and chose exercise and sport science to have a broad range of options once I complete uni.
Have you always wanted to become a physiotherapist?
No, actually. I had an epiphany halfway through year 12 and realised, “I want to do this”.
Did you always know you were going to go to university?
Yeah, my parents never had the chance to and I wanted to do something to show them that I appreciate them. I’m the oldest and first in the family to go to university.
What are you expecting from O-Week?
Pretty much full on and lots of things to do, and it’s true, there’s so much. I have a full-packed schedule already and it’s only Monday! I didn't plan out my schedule, I just thought I’d go with the flow on the day and it’s really good because I’m making lots of new friends. That’s the best part about it.
What are you expecting from your first week of uni?
I reckon it’s going to be hard because I’m not used to it yet. It should be a good challenge though!
Why did you choose to study with Charles Darwin University?
It’s close to home and it’s a good uni. It’s got a relaxed feel and people are so nice here. I wouldn’t want to feel stressed from moving.
What’s your study space space going to look like?
Clean! I can’t study in a messy or dirty space; my OCD kicks in straight away.