Student stories

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

Naila Rahman (PhD '94)

Student blog

An ANU family

"My husband, Shahidullah, was coming to Australia to do a masters through an Australian International Development Assistance Bureau scholarship. Since four years is a long time, I turned down a Commonwealth Scholarship for Canada, and decided to come with him to ANU."

Student blog

10 top tips for undergraduate science researchers

Research projects! Where do you start? Read up for some handy hints from someone who's already been there, done that.

Student blog

Appeal of rural medicine may grow post-pandemic

During his rural placement in Eurobodalla, Mr Sharma has become well aware of the benefits of small town living such as the strong sense of community, the slower pace of life, and fresher air. Read more here.

Student blog

Friendship got me through Medical School

Kitiphume Thammasiraphop talks of the relationships he has made at ANU and the support when entering the work force.

Student blog

Like mother, like daughter

Dr Katharine Bassett graduates and joins her mother as an ANU alum of the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Dr Susan Serjeantson and Maija Kohonen-Corish as a PhD student at JCSMR

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From Helsinki to Australia’s national university

"My first trip to Australia was in 1980. By 1984 I had packed up my life and made the trip halfway around the world, from Finland to Australia, to study my PhD at ANU."

Dr Kee Cheung OAM (PhD ‘80)

Student blog

A Surprise Reunion with ANU

"For my 70th birthday, my family, together with the help of the ANU Alumni team, organised a surprise trip to re-visit The Australian National University - a place that changed my life forever."

Soumiga Gopalakrishnan (BHealthSc ’21)

Student blog

From Seeking Asylum to Studying Medicine

"Nine years ago, my family and I fled war in Sri Lanka. We travelled to Australia by boat and spent months living in detention centres before settling in Brisbane, where I finished my high-school education with dreams of attending university."

Student profile

Former refugee a step closer to dream of being a doctor

When Soumi Gopalakrishnan was five years old, she had open heart surgery in Sri Lanka and met the doctor who changed her life. 

Career story

Meet Change Leader, Ms Alisha Chand

From working at an NGO to a career as a Change Leader, the MCHAM has positioned Ms Alisha Chand for success.