Student stories

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

Student profile

Forensic scientist making a positive difference

After seeing the film Gorillas in the Mist as a child, Dr Jodie Ward was inspired by the zoologist Dian Fossey to study a Bachelor of Science at ANU.

Student profile

From the village to the lab

PhD student Thilaga Velusamy takes us on her journey from a small village in India, to research laboratories at the John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Student blog

What’s it like to study at Yale?

Over the ANU winter break, I took a course called ‘The Future of Food: Health, Environment and Law’ at Yale University through the IARU Global Summer Program.

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Appreciating every tiny thing on a very big day

Nur Diana Anuar describes the experience of completing her PhD as “a 100-metre sprint”. “I got to the end, and I thought, is it over already?”

Student profile

The MD with a PhD

When Dr Danielle Butler was working as a GP in rural and remote communities in the Northern Territory, she started to notice patterns.

Student blog

From Bruce to Biotech - Internship in Taipei

Welcome to Taipei; a thriving hub of incredible food, culture and opportunity that I have been fortunate to call home since last September.

Student blog

Under observation: a medical student’s photo diary

I’m currently on a year-long rural placement on the beautiful NSW South Coast as part of my medicine degree – and absolutely loving it!

Career story

The anatomy of a life changing year

MChD graduate Amanda Steele’s connection to her country, the Wiradjuri country of central New South Wales, is as strong as her thick Chicago accent.

Career story

Living in the moment for 20 years: a psychology graduate’s journey

Psychology PhD graduate Alison Christie spent a year meditating at a Buddhist monastery so that you don’t have to.

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Fake it till you make it

Somewhere along the line I had been mistaken for someone smarter, and eventually I would be found out. So, what did I do? I smiled and I faked it.

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