From TAFE to university

Some of the cool places you can do placement at in podiatry.

Some of the cool places you can do placement at in podiatry.

A question I get asked often when I tell someone I’ve been studying for over six years is, “Why go through all that effort, all the stress and all that time?”. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve asked myself that question over the years. You could say my original plan went slightly off the rails, and by slightly, I mean over five extra years of study off the rails. When I finished high school in 2008, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I loved sports and thought something in that industry would be great. I started work at Amart Sports at the end of 2008 which filled my gap year. I didn’t know at the time that this would have a big influence on my future study choice.

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What is clinical placement like in podiatry?

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Compared to some other health science courses, you start treating patients pretty early on in podiatry. This can be both scary and exciting which is why I’m here to share my experiences with you. At QUT we have the QUT Health Clinics which is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes optometry, podiatry, exercise physiology, nutrition and dietetics and psychology. You can find out more about the clinic here. The podiatry clinic is where most of the clinical placement part of the course is done.

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Application anxiety: all you need to know to keep you sane!

With QTAC applications due to open soon for next year, I know there will be many a year twelve student out there in the position I found myself only a few years ago: one of excitement at the prospect of new beginnings but also nervousness at the plethora of opportunity that awaits and the responsibility of making the right decisions to utilise it. As such, I think it is high time for some reminiscing! When it comes to applying for university, there are many options available to consider, in almost any aspect imaginable: from course selection to entry requirements, there is so much information to absorb!

Personally, I found this one of the excitements, as I spent many hours researching what the world of university was all about in anticipation of a new chapter of my life. For any prospective students facing application anxiety out there, this is for those of you who, like me, just want to hear from someone who has been there before. Read more

The greatest career advice ever!

So I was reading this magazine that I so frequently read called, ‘Women’s Health,’ which some of you may or may not read and I came across a rather interesting and advising article about finding a career right for you. There have been many times where I’ve felt uncertain about whether or not I should continue my studies with psychology or whether I should study something else. I am very indecisive and constantly wonder whether I am on the right path with my life. I worry about making the wrong decisions in life and ending up stuck and unhappy in the future. I, like many other people have been interested in so many different fields of work so it was hard to make a commitment to just one area. The pressure was on mid Year 12 to decide and apply for university courses. Read more