Monday, September 30, 2013

Sydney Health Sciences mentors honoured

Student mentors from the Faculty of Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney were celebrated for their efforts mentoring first-year students at the “Inspired by Alumni” event recently.

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The mentors, who are part of the student-led Belong@FHS program, were presented with certificates thanking them for their work in helping first-year students in their transition to university. Nine Faculty alumni also took part in a panel discussion whereby current students could ask questions and hear how each forged their career path after graduation.

The consensus among those students that attended was hugely positive with comments stressing the value of the evening, with students commenting that the alumni were inspiring and gave them a taste of the wide range of things they can do after they graduate.I feel like I really have made the right choice picking this degree and am feeling highly motivated to achieve.”

Organized with the help of Belong@FHS, the event was an opportunity to bring together the Faculty of Health Sciences community of past and current students, “to remind our mentors and alumni of that same sense of community and belonging” said First Year Experience Coordinator Dr Melanie Nguyen. “It was also an opportunity for our alumni to reconnect with the faculty, share some of their experiences and build that sense of identity.”

Wonder what it’s like to study health sciences at the University of Sydney? The Faculty of Health Sciences is a world leader in health sciences, allied health research and education. University of Sydney Health Sciences faculty are changing the health landscape and working to improve health and well-being for individuals, families and communities worldwide.

There are several disciplines within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney:
  • Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Health Informatics
  • Medical Radiation Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Speech Pathology

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