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Student Journal - Resourceful Far North Queensland

Sara Chaffey Member, AusIMM North Queensland Student Chapter
· 300 words
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Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Resourceful FNQ Minerals and Mining Innovation Annual forum in Cairns, Queensland.

As a student to have an opportunity to attend a professional forum was one of the highlights of my final year of studying a Bachelor of Geology with James Cook University. I was able to attend this by being a member of AusIMM's North Queensland Student Chapter and AMEC sponsoring myself to attend. One of the many highlights of the forum was the opportunity to hear from seasoned industry experts.

Geologists, mining engineers and industry leaders delivered presentations on topics such as mineral exploration techniques, sustainable mining practices and the future of the mining sector. Their wealth of knowledge and real-world perspective offered myself another perspective of the challenges and opportunities in the field.

Attending this forum opened doors to valuable networking opportunities. Engaging in conversations with professionals from different sectors allowed me to expand my understanding of the field beyond the classroom.

One of the most significant takeaways from the forum was the emphasis on sustainable mining practices and emerging technologies being implemented to improve safety and production.

Attending this forum as a Geology student has left an indelible impression on me, witnessing the dedication of industry professionals, and engaging in discussions has fuelled my enthusiasm to contribute to the field. I was also reminded of the vast potential that lies within the realm of geology and mining, motivating me as I enter my final semester at university.

I highly recommend students to take the offer if they have the opportunity to attend forums like Resourceful FNQ and would like to thank AusIMM and AMEC for the opportunity to attend.

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