Emma Hough - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Emma Hough

High school attended: Peterhouse Girls School Zimbabwe

Degree: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons)

Target graduation date: 2020

My journey: I’ve always known that I wanted to work with people, but struggled to find a degree that suited me when I finished high school, so instead I took a gap year. I left the small town in Zimbabwe that I had grown up in and moved to London to work with children. It was here that I met an inspiring Occupational Therapist and decided that was what I was born to do! I enrolled at USC and started studying as an international student here the next year – it has been the best decision I ever made.

Career aspirations: I would love to work as a paediatric Occupational Therapist in rural Zimbabwe. I want to give something back to my community, and be a little bit of the change that I want to see in third world countries.

Why did you become an Ambassador? I became an ambassador because my journey at USC has been one of the best adventures of my life, and I hope that everyone gets an opportunity like this once in their lives. I hope that my passion for my studies inspires people to chase their dreams (hopefully chase them all the way to the USC website to enrol and further their education 🙂)

What do you like about USC? My favourite thing about USC is the personal nature of the campus. Whether it be peers, lecturers or even the coffee baristas, a friendly face and a helping hand is never far away at USC!