The road to research

By Georgia Brown, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) There’s never a dull moment in my house – between three daughters, a mother, father and a dog, you can imagine how loud it can be! Not only that, we are an active family – sport has been a huge part of my life. MyContinue reading “The road to research”

Turning pain into passion

  Written by Tijana Sharp, UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science student I grew up in the Sutherland Shire. I was an extremely active kid – I’ve been dancing since the age of 3 until now and I’ve been at my current studio for 10 years now. Sport and exercise have always been very importantContinue reading “Turning pain into passion”

Excuses, excuses, excuses…

There’s no doubt that exercise is incredibly important for your physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. We’ve heard about the benefits of exercise – but why is it so difficult to muster up the motivation to do it? The list of excuses is endless – and we’ve all been guilty of using one at some point toContinue reading “Excuses, excuses, excuses…”

U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate This January I coordinated the Health Summer School. It’s part of the U@Uni Summer School initiative which has been facilitated by the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit since 2009. It seeks to provide students from low-socioeconomic background high schools in south-west Sydney an opportunity to exploreContinue reading “U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School”

My international year: what I learned about women’s sport in Argentina

Written by Alana Leabeater, UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student Argentina is a country driven by passion. Passion for food, dance, music and above all, for sport. But one area where passion is lacking is women’s sport – an underfunded, unimportant activity in the eyes of most Argentinians,Continue reading “My international year: what I learned about women’s sport in Argentina”

Making group work, work!

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Group assignments are often part of your assessment schedule when studying a health degree. And why wouldn’t they be? Learning to interact with other people is pretty central to almost every health profession at the end of the day. Developing collaboration and communication skills early willContinue reading “Making group work, work!”

Learn to win without the ball

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student “Learn to win without the ball” This is the quote emblazoned across the wall of the state-of-the-art gym at the Panthers Rugby League Academy in Penrith. Underneath the quote are glass doors that frame one ofContinue reading “Learn to win without the ball”

Is your job causing you pain?

Written by Nikola Grayshon, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management graduate (2017) It’s no surprise poor posture can be a direct consequence of workplace habits. Regardless, the majority of working individuals continue to spend hours and days on end sitting in front of a computer screen. Thus there is a real need to reiterate the importanceContinue reading “Is your job causing you pain?”

The pathway to professional sport: less training, more play

Written by Madelyn Lines, Faculty of Health, UTS Despite only making up 2.5% of the Australian population, Indigenous Australians account for 10-14% of the elite player population in rugby league and Australian football – there’s even enough Indigenous players to put on ‘All Star’ games with non-Indigenous players leading into the sporting season. So whatContinue reading “The pathway to professional sport: less training, more play”