First UTS Humanitarian Scholarship recipient graduates
- Bachelor of Nursing student Mujibur Rahman has become the first UTS Humanitarian Scholarship recipient to graduate from UTS
- This is a summary of the original article published by the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at UTS
Mujibur is a Rohingya refugee, who in 2013, along with this mother, father and siblings, fled Myanmar (formerly Burma).
The family’s circumstances took a turn for the worst when Mujibur’s father passed away upon their arrival on Christmas Island. In the blink of an eye Mujibur went from studying medicine in Myanmar, to Sydney, where he was enrolled in an Intensive English Course.
I contacted the Equity and Diversity Unit at UTS to see if there was something they could do to help me. While there was no official scholarship available at the time, it was something they were working on. I filled out an application, waited and hoped for the best.
Since launching in 2017, the UTS Humanitarian Scholarship supports undergraduate students from a refugee background on Temporary Protection Visas.
During his time studying in the Faculty of Health, Mujibur has made the most of support systems available and also had the opportunity to do practical placements throughout his degree, which he “loved”.
While Nursing combines his love of science and helping others, Mujibur hopes it will ultimately help him in achieving his dream of studying medicine.
Read the original article in full.