"Southern Cross has a number of really flexible learning options and they're also very personable... you get to know your academics really one-on-one."

Sophie Cotton

Biomedical Science and Law student

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If you ask me my passion in life it's definitely to help people understand how beautiful science is, it's definitely not something nerdy for me or about a textbook to me. It's one of the most beautiful things in the world. Understanding how our human bodies work and just the miracle that science is.

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My name is Sophie Cotton and I'm studying a double degree in Biomedical Science and Law, and I've just finished my second year here at Southern Cross University and it has been a fascinating whirlwind of two years.

Well, ever since I was really young I've had this fascination with the human body so I always knew I want to do something along the lines of medicine and biomedical science is a perfect stepping-stone into medicine.

I grew up in Spain, my mum worked over there with women in order to try and prevent human trafficking and I got to see her work with a few people that were both a lawyer and a doctor and I got to see first hand how having both of those degrees really helps them in their work.

Fortunately Southern Cross has a number of really flexible learning options and they're also very personable so when I had this idea of studying both biomedical science and law I knew that there'd be lots of people willing to help me pursue that.

As for the classes at SCU what I love is this fact that they're nice and small and so you get to know your academics really one-on-one and because I'm studying something that I'm really passionate about I often have questions so it means that they're always willing to stay after class and answer my questions talking about what I love, what they love, and getting so much more out of the learning experience.

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