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Students in Focus

UnCover Documentary: Overcoming adversity and forging ahead

Isobel Harris is studying towards a double degree in Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and Bachelor of Laws.

Growing up in Townsville, Queensland, Isobel always wanted to study Law. She was inspired to attend the University of Canberra after a school tour to the city as a Legal Studies student in Year 12. Isobel arrived in Canberra in January 2019, an eager and enthusiastic first-year student ready to embrace university life.

In her first year at UC though, Isobel encountered a few challenges, some greater than others – ultimately, her tenacity saw her triumph over these difficulties. About to embark on her second year of study now, Isobel’s spirit is undaunted and she is as excited as ever for what lies ahead – knowing that if she needs help at UC, it is always at hand, and all she needs to do is ask.


With thanks to Laurie Poretti, Mikaela Dockrill and Jayden Seddon for their contribution to this production.

Video by John Masiello

Sport, Health & Wellbeing

International Year of the Nurse: celebrating 30 years of nursing at UC

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing is more important than ever. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of nursing at UC, the profession is being celebrated and the works of nurses in history showcased.

Dhunning - Indigenous Impact

Adam Doyle – a passion for physio

University of Canberra graduate Adam Doyle is the first Indigenous graduate from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course and hopes that he can make a difference in remote Aboriginal communities.

Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Eating your way to good health

Proper nutrition is crucial to your health – at the student-led UC Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic, science is translated into practical advice for prevention, treatment, maintenance and an overall better quality of life.

Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Getting to the ‘Art’ of Dementia: new research highlights benefits of art intervention

University of Canberra researcher Nathan D’Cunha has devoted himself to bettering the lives of those living with dementia. His latest published study shines a light on how art gallery interventions can positively affect their mental and physical well-being.