My Flinders Experience

ADAM MONTAGU
Flinders health sciences graduate and associate clinical services coordinator at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Emergency Department

“I had been living in London and fallen into a job in banking. I sat my mature-age entry exam over there and ended up studying health sciences at Flinders back in Adelaide. I studied hard in my first year so I could transfer into nursing and it paid off. Apart from an award for academic excellence I got enough marks to switch into a combined degree. That’s how I got a double degree in nursing and health sciences.

I majored in management, which was interesting because it gave me knowledge that wasn’t in nursing – the business side of health. It was much broader and I’m finding now that five years into my career as associate clinical services coordinator at the Royal Adelaide Emergency Department,

I’m using it more and more. Although I work clinically I also have a team of 30 nurses which I lead. Flinders is good at empowering people to be future leaders. I still have professional relationships with some people who were my tutors. They are passionate people and their passion for nursing transfers to you. They were pretty critical in their assessments and they expected high results – but they were fair. They challenged us to achieve our potential. I’m glad they did.”

 Where are they now?

Graduates share their personal career stories and advice

 

Jessica

Degree: Masters of Speech Pathology
Position gained: Speech Pathologist, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre

 

Kathryn

Degree: Bachelor of Disability and Community Rehabilitation and Masters of Speech Pathology
Position gained: Speech Pathologist, Can:Do 4Kids

 

Emma

Degree: Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
Position gained: Communications and Marketing Cadet Dietitian, The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

 

Xiao Qian

Degree: Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Position gained: Clinical Dietitian, Royal Adelaide Hospital