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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

UnCover documentary: aspiring to be more

As a Year 12 student, Lola Usback had no intention to go to university. It wasn't until she realised she was one of only a few of her friends not applying, that she started considering further education.

Unfortunately, she had missed the application cut-off and didn't have an ATAR. Luckily, her careers advisor at Hawker College knew that Lola was eligible for a UC College bridging program.

Since beginning her Bachelor of Human Nutrition, Lola has found her feet both in and out of academia. Along with her part-time role at Rebel Sport, Lola is an avid powerlifter, and trains multiple times per week in the sport. She says it gives her the time she needs away from study.

"Like with any type of exercise, you're usually away from your devices while working out, and that provides a bit of an escape from the stressors of life," Lola says.

After graduating, Lola is considering a Masters degree - an incredible feat for someone who thought they may never get a tertiary education. She says her time at UC so far has fostered a passion for learning.

"I've found my niche and I've found what I want to do in the future," she says.

Video by John Masiello.

Environmental Influence

UC voices at COP26

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, wrapped up in Glasgow over the weekend – University of Canberra students and staff got in on the action by taking part in numerous events during the two-week summit.

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.

Students in Focus

The mnemonics of melody

UC student Heather Roche drew on her lifetime love to explore the power of music, memory and meaning for people living with dementia, in collaboration with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Students in Focus

Whatever it takes

When final semester Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) student Steph Backer was given 24 hours to pack up and move to Queensland for her job with the Canberra Raiders, she jumped at the opportunity.