Eric hits a home run with bursary
Baseball was the flavour of the month in Brisbane - and it was
no different at The University
of Queensland, where Taiwan's Eric Yung-Sheng Su has been
awarded a $5000 bursary.
Diamond plate enthusiast Eric's prize from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural
Sciences came shortly after the
Brisbane Bandits won the Australian Baseball League.
"My passion for baseball is one of the leading reasons for me to
choose to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences
(Honours) at UQ," Eric said.
"When I was training for the sport in Taiwan I always desired a
way to better develop skills in an effective, scientific way.
"I dream of developing improved performance-enhancing methods
through the use of high technology and theory-based training
"I want to spread the joy of sports science to people of all
ages and sporting abilities."
Eric was formally awarded his International Education
Services (IES) Foundation bursary by Faculty Associate
Dean (Academic) Professor
Sarah Roberts-Thomson and Professor
Andrew Cresswell, Head of School of Human
Movement and Nutrition Sciences.
Now a resident of New Farm, multi-talented Eric also revealed he
had a background as a champion yoyo competitor in his homeland.
Receiving a $3000 bursary to the School of
Pharmacy at the same time was Singapore's Karman Lee.
Karman applied for the bursary after hearing glowing reviews of
UQ's base at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence at
"I saw that UQ had the most teaching awards in pharmacy of any
university in Australia," she said.
"I also learnt that hospital pharmacists are on the teaching
staff at the School, where they share their expertise.
"Many Singaporean pharmacy scholars now choose UQ for their
"I feel I will be in good hands and will receive lots of support
and guidance during my course."
Along with Professor Roberts-Thomson and Professor Cresswell,
the Head of School of Pharmacy, Professor Peter
Little AM, was in attendance at the congratulatory
They were joined by Dr Gary
Osmond from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition
Sciences, and Ms Donna Guest and Ms Chloe Lee from HaBS
Media: Robert Burgin, UQ Communications,
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