Student stories

Studying health and medicine at ANU is an experience of a lifetime. Find out why directly from our students.

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Career story

What the world needs now: how a master’s degree can make a difference

Equip yourself with the skills and qualifications you need, either to join the frontline battle against this pandemic, or to prevent the next.

Lucy Kirk

Student profile

Meet Lucy Kirk: student by day, COVID-19 researcher by night

Medical student Lucy has been writing rapid evidence reviews to inform policy and practise responses to COVID-19.

Student profile

Bachelor of Health Science student Bryher McKeown is standing up for youth climate justice

COVID-19 has forced us to change overnight. So why aren't responding to the climate crisis in the same way?

Student profile

“We demand change”: Indigenous leader Izayah Davis on his path to becoming a doctor

Health science student Izayah Davis was recently interviewed by Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt. Here is an edited version of Izayah’s replies.

Karlee Johnston

Student profile

“Look for opportunity”: advice on doing your PhD during a pandemic

“Just continue to do something, anything, as long as you are moving forward, no matter how slow that movement is.”

Student blog

What matters for LGBTQ+ healthcare in Australia

As we prepare for the 42nd Mardi Gras, Sarah Passmore wants to know if LGBTQ+ communities can access healthcare that fits their needs.

Tamara Riley with puppies

Student profile

Pet project delivers more than animal health

Tamara Riley is combining her skills as a vet and studies in applied epidemiology to evaluate an animal health and management program in remote NT.

Student profile

Graduating with a master’s degree AND a medical discovery

For her master’s degree in biotechnology, Pallavi Venkatesh didn’t just learn about the latest advances in medical science, she made some too.

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Neuroscience grad has research on the brain

When you ask Ayla Venslovas about her fondest memory from her Master of Neuroscience at ANU, she says, without hesitation: doing the assignments.

Student blog

Translating skills into health policy and practice

Sarp Kaya always wanted to work at Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and studying a Master of Public Health helped him reach that goal.

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