Student Stories

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  • Life after university
    Northern Territory, South Australia
    Katie Purves standing next to a large jar of Vegemite labelled 'Katie'

    Studied: Bachelor of Midwifery (Pre-Registration) at Flinders University

    My role as a Registered Midwife is to provide care for women, babies and their families during antenatal, intrapartum and the postnatal period to up to 10 days post hospital care. I perform booking in visits when they first present to the hospital, abdominal palpations to locate the position of the fetus. Listening to the baby's heartbeat. I help women with their mental health and refer them to...

  • Postgraduate students
    New South Wales The University of Sydney
    Rachel Bamberg on the Great Ocean Road

    Rachel started studying the Master of International Security at the University of Sydney in 2019

    Study Options were genuinely invaluable in supporting me throughout my application to the University of Sydney. Stefan, Carla and Sarah are experts in the field and even in the unlikely scenario they do not know the answer to a question, they ensure that they put me in contact with someone who does on the ground. Aside from 'operational' support, Study Options also provide a vital...

  • Postgraduate students
    New South Wales The University of Sydney
    Dan McNaughton

    Daniel began his PhD at the University of Sydney in early 2018.

    “I started thinking about further study after finishing my undergraduate degree in late 2016 and had an interview with my current supervisor while still in the UK. The interview was a success and I was offered a place in the group, but was also informed my supervisor would be moving to the University of Sydney and I would have to come too! Studying abroad was not something I had given much...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland The University of Queensland
    Christina Miller

    Christina started her research programme at the University of Queensland in 2018

    “I completed my studies in Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter, UK, in 2015. At this time I was unsure of what I wanted to do so I worked a few short term contracts. I worked as a research officer with Frontier in Madagascar for six months, as a research assistant in the Bahamas for five months, and as a science leader with the British Exploring Society. From these experiences I decided...

  • Postgraduate students
    Western Australia The University of Western Australia
    Ana and baby Allegra

    Argentinian student, Ana, is a PhD student in Archaeology at the Centre for Rock Art Research And Management at the University of Western Australia

    “I was living in London when I met my current supervisor at a conference who encouraged for me to apply for a scholarship to undertake a PhD at the University of Western Australia. I finally decided to take the leap and apply for a PhD at the Centre for Rock Art Research And Management, as it is one of the most prominent centres worldwide for rock art research. Even though I already went through...

  • Postgraduate students
    Victoria Monash University
    Shruti Jani

    Shruti is studying the Monash University MBA

    “I had always planned to do my MBA five years into my career, ideally abroad. I choose Australia as I noticed a number of key players in my industry were looking to expand into the Asia-Pacific. Having knowledge about the Australian market and industry would therefore be a huge bonus when looking for future employment. Initially, I was overwhelmed with the number of options and universities...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland University of the Sunshine Coast
    Nicole with a wallaby

    Nicole has moved to the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to study a Master of Teaching

    “I fell in love with the beauty and the lifestyle of Australia when spending two years here on a working holiday visa. Having completed a bachelor degree in acting in the UK prior to my travels, I always knew that I had the option to complete higher study in Australia, but was nervous about the application process. I spent some time back in the UK working as a teaching assistant and considering...

  • Postgraduate students
    Queensland The University of Queensland
    Julia Ingram

    Julia is studying the Master of Tourism, Event and Hotel Management at the University of Queensland.

    “I graduated from the University of Surrey back in 2005, so embarking on a masters, aged 36, in Australia, was a scary but exciting move. However, it was the best decision I ever made, and I have not looked back. The University of Queensland is beautiful. The campus is stunning, and I continue to feel lucky every time I am strolling through the grounds.“Getting back into the academic...

  • Postgraduate students
    Victoria Deakin University
    Mariyah Hatim Hoosenally

    Mariyah enrolled on the Doctor Medicine at Deakin University, Melbourne, in February 2019

    “After moving all the way across the world from Hong Kong to London to do my undergraduate studies, I decided it was time to do the same again, and found myself moving from London to Geelong to commence my medical degree at Deakin. Applying for medical school is a demanding and bureaucratic process, from evaluating what MCAT/GAMSAT scores are required by each university, to checking how many...

  • Megan started her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in July 2018

    “It is no secret that applying to any university is a massive and daunting task, let alone a university on the other side of the world! But it’s a decision that I have not regretted and I’d urge anyone who is thinking about studying in Australia or New Zealand to do it. So far my experience has exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to continue my studies.“The application process to Australian...

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