Celebrating the International Day of the Midwife 2021

Professor Kathleen Baird from the School of Nursing and Midwifery joins us on the blog as we celebrate the International Day of the Midwife. She talks about what this year’s theme means to her, the future of midwifery and offers some advice to current and future midwifery students.

Making a Global Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

Written by Andrew Donkor, UTS Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) student My interests are cancer and radiotherapy, palliative care and end-of-life care, policy, healthcare organization and community interventions for cancer control. My research project involves efforts to improve access to cancer care, including radiotherapy services in low and middle-income countries which is challenging. Many radiotherapy initiativesContinue reading “Making a Global Difference in the Fight Against Cancer”

5 questions about studying sport and exercise… with Tijana!

Written by Tijana Sharp, UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science student 1. Why did you choose to study sport and exercise at UTS? I chose to study Sport and Exercise at UTS for the Moore Park campus. There was something about being tucked away from the rest of UTS, in a sporting hub inContinue reading “5 questions about studying sport and exercise… with Tijana!”

How my passion for dancing aligns with my career in nursing

Written by Regine Lapuz, UTS Bachelor of Nursing student All my life, I have had my heart in one passion, and that is dancing. I am experienced in various types of dance, ranging from hip-hop, liturgical dance, modern, and other styles. It wasn’t until the end of the first year of my degree that I finally realised whyContinue reading “How my passion for dancing aligns with my career in nursing”

5 tips for future student midwives

If you’re an aspiring midwifery student, believe in yourself! Final year Bachelor of Midwifery student Betty has some sage advice if you’re thinking about the midwife life. 1. Believe in yourself, be kind to yourself and take every opportunity you are given You will be amazed at the things you will learn and will beContinue reading “5 tips for future student midwives”

Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student There has been a great deal of academic research into “continuity of care” in a midwifery context. Put simply, if you are going to have a baby, this means that the same midwife looks after you throughout your pregnancy, is there for your birth and looks afterContinue reading “Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!”

What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out

  Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) “Have you applied for new grad?” “Did you get a new grad interview?” “Where are you doing new grad?” Reaching the end of third year, these are the questions on everyone’s mind, and to say the least, it is overwhelming and stressful when being asked atContinue reading “What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out”

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!”