UQ Final Year Student Conference
The University of Queensland held their final year student conference on Friday 19 November. Aptly named, the CommunOT 2021 Student Conference brought together final year undergraduate and masters students, to present on a wide range of projects that the students undertook throughout their final semester. The students also heard from keynote speaker and UQ Alumni Laura McCarthy. Laura graduated in 2018 and shared her experience since graduating which has included working in Townsville before taking on a role at the PA hospital. Laura spoke to the cohort about resilience and the importance of seeking support from peers, family, friends, and mentors as a key part of transitioning to practice. Occupational Therapy Australia were pleased to support the conference and congratulate the conference organising committee Rachael, Sienna, Jasmine and Lucy on the success of their event. We wish you and your graduating cohort every success as you start your next chapter as OTs!