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”

Making the most of nursing in Australia

By Xue Bai – current Bachelor of Nursing student Xue is an international student from China studying to become a Registered Nurse at UTS and enjoying learning practical skills on the way. She has loads of great advice for international students who want to get involved in UTS campus life too! First up, why nursingContinue reading “Making the most of nursing in Australia”

Going rural

Written by Clare Sandy, current Bachelor of Midwifery student Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a rural setting? In your 3rd year of the Bachelor of Midwifery course, you will have the opportunity to go on an (optional) rural placement. Applying for rural placement The Clinical Practice Unit (CPU) at UTSContinue reading “Going rural”

The other side of sport

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student We hook our subject – a fellow classmate – into tubes and monitors, power up the computers and various other pieces of technology and monitor him as he starts to run on the treadmill. First slow.Continue reading “The other side of sport”

7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum

By Isabel Stephens “How do you manage uni life with family and household responsibilities, especially with small children to look after?” This is a question I repeatedly get asked when people hear that I have returned to studying and retraining in my late 30’s. Isabel with her husband Graham, son Thomas, daughter Grace and dogContinue reading “7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum”

Son of a midwife

By Jack Schmidt Growing up, I was surrounded by health professionals: my mother was a midwife, my father was a pharmacist and now my sister is a nurse in training, working part-time in aged care. They’re all wonderful, hard-working people – nurturing, compassionate and caring. Baby Jack Having health workers for parents has had itsContinue reading “Son of a midwife”

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks… Life As a Mature Age Uni Student

Written by Pip Docherty, a third year Sport and Exercise Science student at UTS At the ripe old age of 26 I finally worked out what career I wanted topursue. This didn’t involve the cameras, lights and creative aspects of themedia industry I thought it would, having focused my high schools years onmedia and communicationsContinue reading “Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks… Life As a Mature Age Uni Student”

How To Know If Midwifery Is The Career For You

Written by Rachel Lorizio, 3rd year Bachelor of Midwifery student at UTS For many of my high school years I had talked about becoming a midwife and what a valuable role I would play as a midwife in an ever-reproducing population. I was proud to dictate that a midwife is a health professional that getsContinue reading “How To Know If Midwifery Is The Career For You”