Student Opportunities

Volunteers required for new study

The School of Medicine at UOW is seeking volunteers for a new study looking at diet and gut health. The study will investigate how eating different dietary fibres may improve your gut health, and how this influences other areas of your health and wellbeing.

The criteria for the research is:

  • 18-60 years
  • overweight
  • of otherwise good health
  • not pregnant
  • no food allergies
  • willing to consume cereal products (e.g. breakfast cereals)

If you fit all of the above criteria and would like to register your interest as well as find out more information, please call (02) 4221 4600 or email PhD student Georgina Williams on gw659@uowmail.edu.au or Associate Professor Eleanor Beck, eleanor@uow.edu.au

The news article can be found here: https://universe.uow.edu.au/research/diet-and-gut-health-research-volunteers/

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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.

Website: www.projecteverest.ventures/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/projecteverestventures/
Phone: 02 8188 4514 

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Seminars, Symposiums and Information Sessions 

Details of future events will be posted soon.

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Scholarships

2018 UOW Alumni Campus Chapter Scholarship

UOW Used books / The Alumni Bookshop is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers from The Alumni Campus Chapter. Money raised from sales of books is entirely committed to awards and scholarships for students at UOW. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who are experiencing financial and/or social disadvantage, whilst recognising academic excellence.

Name of Scholarship: UOW Alumni Campus Chapter Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 p.a for up to three (3) years
Applications close: 20/08/2018
More information/apply now: https://scholarships.uow.edu.au/scholarships/search?scholarship=602.


Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship

Apply now for the Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship! Showcase your innovation and inspiration in research with current on-going/completed or future research projects in 2018. This an annual initiative by Mentone to reward and support an eligible medical or healthcare student towards research projects in the form of $3000 per year to the winning application. A group of applicants may apply together, towards a joint project.

Mentone Educational is a leader in the industry of medical educational products, such as stethoscopes, and is a registered supplier to all major hospitals, stage Government Health bodies and Universities across Australia.

Applications close 31 August 2018. For more information on eligibility and how to apply please visit the Mentone webpage.


Winter School 2-6 July

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) offers scholarships to each of its member universities to enable a nominated student to attend Winter Schools on applications of nuclear techniques. The Schools are held at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), about 30km south of Sydney.

The scholarship is open to all senior undergraduate students in which knowledge of nuclear techniques of analysis would be of interest. Such techniques have applications in areas ranging from agriculture to zoology; and include physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, geography, geology, archaeology.

The Winter School involves a mixture of lectures, experimental sessions and demonstrations and includes hands-on experience in experiments. Tours to inspect other major facilities at ANSTO are included as well as a social program.

This is an exciting opportunity to discuss important current social issues involving science and technology. ANSTO provides for the costs of the experiments, and AINSE pays for travel, accommodation, all meals and social activities during the program.

Scholarships are available - contact Prof Will Price via wprice@uow.edu.au for more details.

More information on the AINSE Winter School webpage.

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Short Courses

Free Mental Health First Aid eCourse for UOW students!

The Australian Government is funding free Mental Health First Aid eLearning courses until June 2019! The course is delivered via self-paced eLearning and will take 6-8 hours to complete.

The eCourse is free for selected UOW students. Find out if your degree is eligible [PDF]

For further information and details on how to enrol visit the MHFA website.


Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Early Start to Healthy Living

You can study free online short courses from UOW anywhere in the world, at your own pace! our Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) showcase our leading academics based on their internationally renowned research and expertise.

Students and staff of SMAH may have a particular interest in Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Early Start to Healthy Living – an exploration of healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five which begins on 7 May.

For more information on all short courses and to register, visit the webpage.


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 – complete the course from as little as $240 (refer to webpage for eligibility criteria)..

Visit the Southern IML Pathology webpage for more information, to view the 2018 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: 19 June, 2018