I was born and raised in Vietnam and migrated to Australia ten years ago. I love Australia and call it my second home because I embrace both cultures and feel comfortable with having a diverse background and speaking a second language. Australia gives me opportunities to pursue my dreams.
Helping people has always made me feel happy, but instead of choosing to become a doctor, I’ve leant toward the non-clinical aspect of medicine; how to help people and improve social justice and health equity. That was why I chose to study the Bachelor of Health Science. Maths was my favourite subject at school and I enjoy working with numbers, so the Digital Health and Analytics major offered a perfect combination of both my interests.
UTS has everything to help offer the best environment for studying: A great location and excellent facilities with all the necessary resources and assistance for students. Most importantly, the academics are professional, friendly and always willing to help. There’s a vibrant energy, diverse subjects with current information and evidence used in lessons.
The most rewarding aspect of the course is the Faculty of Health academics. They are friendly, supportive and professional. Equipped with up-to-date and insightful information, I feel that I will be ready for the workforce after graduating thanks to their support.
The course also has a professional placement in the third year, where students can get hands-on professional experience. By becoming an active member of UTS societies such as SOUL, BUILD and Accomplish Award, I have also grown my confidence, public speaking and networking skills.
I am passionate about public health and data analysis. Meaningful data can help make informed decisions, improve the lives of people and make the world a better place. Digitisation is the future of healthcare because the momentum for uptake is unstoppable. Therefore, I hope to be part of the future transformation.
I hope to gain more international study and work experience before graduating. I am one of the New Colombo Plan Scholars undertaking my program in South Korea in 2019.
My tips for future students include having your calendar sorted at the beginning of every session – I find that it helps me to organise my timetable more effectively and helps keep tracks of my assignments. Mastering your time management in your first year of university will reduce your stress, allow you to achieve better grades and give you more time when you are at later stages of your degree.