Student Opportunities

International outreach opportunities with Project Everest

Project Everest is an organisation dedicated to developing sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most complex issues by designing and developing lean social enterprises. Tackling problems ranging from agricultural productivity and food security to sustainable fuel consumption and improving access to clean drinking water, Project Everest operates on the frontline of international development.

In an effort to accelerate the development of our operations, Project Everest is looking to involve capable and passionate university students as participants in the Project Everest Social Entrepreneurship Program. Successful applicants will work in teams to design sustainable businesses that solve some of Project Everest’s most pressing issues in either Cambodia, Fiji, Timor Lesté or Malawi.

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health offers two internship subjects, one at 200-level and one at 300-level, that provide research experience opportunities for strong students to develop and hone their practical and research skills with Project Everest.

Phone: 02 8188 4514 

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Seminars and Information Sessions

Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

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 External Scholarships

Interested in an internship overseas?

If you’re studying the Bachelor of Nursing Advanced, you can join the Taiwan medical university’s international internship program in November 2018 or March 2019!

WHO CAN APPLY? Any Bachelor of Nursing (BNA) Student . If you’re entering 3rd year of your BNA in 2018, you can join in November 2018 (in NMIH320) and if in your 4th year of your BNA in 2019, you can join in March 2019 (in NMIH321)).

WHEN IS IT? 2 weeks in November, 2018 or March 2019

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? It’s basically FREE since each student will receive an NCP grant valued at $3,500 AUD

INTERNSHIP MODE: You’ll attend a lecture, take part in simulation education observation at TMU and complete placements at a number of Taipei hospitals


  • Meet and work with students from across the globe
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine and maternity nursing
  • Take part in clinical placements at three local hospitals
  • Explore Taipei’s culture and Taiwan’s health care system

MORE INFORMATION/TO APPLY: contact Dr Rita Chang in the School of Nursing via (02) 4221 3174 or

Download the poster [PDF]

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2017/18 National Dementia Storytelling Competition

Calling undergraduate students to get creative and make a difference to people with dementia. Entries are open for the 2017 National Dementia Storytelling Competition! This is your chance to WIN $2,000 and make a difference. You can write an essay or short story, or create a video, short film, animation or infographic! Get creative and get your submission in by Friday 6 April, 2018. All the details on the Dementia Training Australia (DTA) webpage.

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Short Courses

Certificate III in Pathology

Southern IML Pathology and UOW are offering Science, Medicine and Health students a discounted rate for Certificate III in Pathology. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

WHAT’S INVOLVED: A combination of online learning and one week of practical workshops giving you hands on learning and practical experience.

BENEFITS: Flexible payment options for a course that will enhance your knowledge, give you practical skills and is relevant to your degree.

The course is open to all Domestic students studying a degree in SMAH and best of all this course qualifies you for well-paying part time employment at any Pathology Lab.

COST: Discounted cost for UOW students (refer to webpage for eligibility criteria).

Visit the Southern IML Pathology webpage for more information, to view the 2017 workshop dates and to secure your place!

Please note: this course is independent of the Science, Medicine & Health Faculty and is not a requirement of your degree.  

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Industry Memberships

Studying Nursing?

Join the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association - Associate membership is FREE!

FREE Associate membership gives you a great range of benefits including;

  • Scholarships
  • Use of our library services
  • Access to our professional services team for advice & guidance
  • Union shopper, a discount buying service
  • Discounted rates to attend NSWNMA workshops
  • And, you will be posted out the nursing and midwives’ journal, The Lamp.

Associate membership is a great way to stay in touch with what’s happening with the nursing and midwives profession!

Visit the website to become an Associate Member for free – join now!

Membership for Nursing Students

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is excited to launch two new membership options for pre-registration nursing students.

If you want to set yourself up to be the best nurse you can be and build the career you want then you should join the ACN community!

Students can choose from two membership types:

‘Start-Up’ membership offers basic member benefits for free
‘Undergraduate’ membership provides comprehensive member benefits, including one-on-one career coaching, access to online CPD courses and invitations to VIP events, for only $53 per year.

Visit the website for more information and to join now

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Student Life @ UOW

Find other clubs, play free sport, discover Wollongong, improve your quality of life, meet other students and develop your leadership skills. Life is better when you're involved...
Visit Student Life @ UOW, get involved and get more out of uni

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Last reviewed: 13 February, 2018