Student stories

Ever wondered where other students came from? Or where they’re going? Perhaps you’re curious about what inspired them to study a course here, with us, and how they went on to do great things? Here are their stories.

Read their stories, write your own

Three studies walk abreast, talking

We're proud to attract students from many backgrounds and experiences, brought together with the common goal of making real, lasting impact through empathy.

Our students are a diverse group. They come from all around Australia, and from all around the world.

What connects them?

Every single one of our students has their own reason for studying with us, and their own story to tell.

What they do have in common is a desire to make a positive impact through their study and career choices.

Who do you want to be?

If you like the sound of that, we encourage you to read their stories and be inspired, before you write your own.

Chris Moloney, Bachelor of Education

Chris was the first person in his family to leave the farm and follow a path to university. What he discovered was that sometimes things don’t always go to plan – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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“The thing I enjoy most about the physiotherapy course at ACU is the huge practical component that’s intertwined into every class and subject. This hands-on experience has really prepared me for employment after university.

“As a physiotherapist, I hope to help patients of all ages maintain good health, relieve pain, restore muscle function, and manage their condition so they can achieve their goals and receive long-term health benefits.”

Hannah Ragell
Bachelor of Physiotherapy 

Alasdair McIntyre, PhD in Visual Arts

After completing his honours degree at ACU, Alasdair chose to further his study with us. Here’s how he found the support he needed to make a name for himself in the art world.
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“As a postgraduate student, I’ve really enjoyed getting back into that learning frame of mind again. My course has a small number of students so we’ve been able to connect really well with each other and with our lecturers and tutors.

“One of the best things about studying again is the confirmation that, yes, I have learned a thing or two since I was a new grad! Also, the networking opportunities and getting to know the experts in our fields and my colleagues across the country has been a great experience.”

 
Jessica Dennis
Master of Rehabilitation (Neuro Physiology)

Patricia Goncalves, Master of Commerce

Deciding to study in a new country is a big step for anyone. Patricia explains how she was supported in her move, her studies and reaching her career goals.
A picture of Manlai Chinbayar

“I am in my third year studying a Bachelor of Business Administration. I wanted to be part of an institution that gave back to the community. For me, ACU has brought me close to the community and the people.

“University has been an adventurous journey for me. I have met many people and made awesome friends. Being part of the student association (MAKSA), I have met people from all walks of life. I have learned many skills and gained experiences that I will continue to use in the future.”

 
Manlai Chinbayar
Bachelor of Business Administration

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