Meet Kate

I was born and raised in Darwin and have lived here all my life. I attended Parap Primary School before transferring to the Essington School Darwin where I completed the majority of my schooling. However, in 2011 when I was in year 10, my family and I spent 11 amazing months in London on a 'family gap year' and for this time I studied with the Northern Territory Open Education Centre which I found to be an extremely rewarding experience.

Travel is one of my favourite activities and beyond the United Kingdom have had the opportunity to explore Italy, France, Germany, Swedish Lapland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, mainland China, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore. I really enjoyed experiencing other cultures and seeing the way people live, especially in places like Singapore where many different cultures meet and merge. In the future I hope to visit many more places, such as Japan, and experience their way of life (especially the food!).

I am currently in my first year of the Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University (Northern Territory), while simultaneously completing my final year of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences with Charles Darwin University. The course content is interesting and engaging, while the small size of our cohort (only 23 students) allows me to get to have some appreciated one-on-one time with our tutors and lecturers and also get to know all of my fellow students really well.

I look forward to the professional opportunities the Northern Territory will be able to offer me in the future in terms of unique study experiences (especially in rural and remote areas) and in relation to career development.

Outside of my studies music, especially singing, has been my main interest since I was very small. I am a member of many local choirs such as the Darwin Youth Choir and the Darwin Chorale and I also love to sing down at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets where I am ‘self-employed’ as a busker.

Additionally, I have been a member of the Gondwana choirs for nine years, which includes people from all around Australia, and I have toured with Gondwana Voices to the USA and China where we were part of the opening ceremony for the World Choral Summit in 2012. I also travelled with them to the Kimberly region in Western Australia, where we held children’s music workshops in Kununurra and Warmun. I am currently a member of Gondwana Chorale which is the organisations choir for young adults. Apart from singing I also play the piano (very badly), love baking treats for my family and friends, and reading.

I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to become a StudyNT Student Ambassador as I look forward to sharing with other prospective students the things I love about the Northern Territory as a study and lifestyle destination.