Student stories

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

Charlotte and Jeanette Ryan

News, Student profile

Mother-daughter duo fulfilling long-held career dreams

Duo on a mission: Meet Jeanette and Charlotte Ryan, a mother-daughter team navigating their career paths at the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology.

ANU medical student Atul Sharma in Mutitjulu, near Uluru

News, Student blog

Heart-to-hearts in the Red Centre

Medical student Atul Sharma reflects on how a remote placement in Central Australia allowed him to explore his Australian-Indian identity, and embrace his name.

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.

Professor Jane Dahlstrom and her daughter Katharine Bassett, inset.

Student profile

Like mother, like daughter

I don't think my mum ever thought that, 27 years on, her daughter would graduate from the same university - let alone the same research institution.

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

Student blog

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."