I am a 2nd year Bachelor of Nursing student at the University of Tasmania in Launceston.
Where are you from?
I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa and I moved to Tasmania, Australia 2 ½ years ago.
Why did you choose Launceston?
I chose to study in Tasmania because my family resides here. I lived in Rosebery for a year before I started studying and during that time I spent a fair amount of time in Launceston and really enjoyed what Launceston had to offer.
Where do you live?
I live in a privately rented unit in a very quiet suburb of Launceston.
Where do you hang out?
As a student, I spend most of my time at the campus but any free time I happen to have you will find me at the Launceston Golf club enjoying a round of golf.
Where do you love to eat?
One of my favourite restaurants is the Jailhouse Grill but I also enjoy sushi from Bento. I would highly recommend The Terrace at the Country Club but their exquisite gourmet cuisine is reserved for special occasions.
What do you like to do in Launceston?
I love going for walks as this is not something one could easily do in South Africa due to the high crime rates. I also enjoy playing the different golf courses with my family.
What do you know now that you didn’t know before you arrived?
I did not know that Launceston is one of the oldest cities in Australia and that it was home to the first use of anaesthetics in the Southern Hemisphere in 1847.
Where is your future headed?
I hope to graduate at the end of 2012 and then I am planning to do a Graduate degree in Medicine.
If you had to sell Launceston with a slogan, what would it be?
A city that is culturally and historically diverse without the hustle and bustle of normal city life.
Describe Launceston in three words.
Safe, Cosmopolitan and Cultural.
How has Launceston changed your life?
It has given me a feeling of security and peace of mind coming from a country where one has to have a heightened sense of awareness at all times due to all the crime.