Opening your first bank account in Australia

Hi everyone I’m Charlie, I have been in Australia for almost 2 months and I know exactly how it feels when you arrive to a new country, especially where people don’t speak your same language. I still remember how I got lost when I was going back to my house after my first day studying English at GELI (Griffith English Language Institute), don’t worry – I was able to get home safely :). Another one of my not-so-great personal stories, is related to me trying to open my very first bank account in Australia. So this is my story and some tips for you on how to open an account here in Australia.

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My journey as a Master of Advanced Health Services Management student

I’m Wasanthi from Sri Lanka. I arrived in Brisbane in 2014 with my family, seeking professional development. I am a general practitioner by profession with a special interest in health informatics and health information management. In addition to my Bachelor degrees in Surgery and Medicine, I obtained a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics in Sri Lanka. During my MSc program I had an opportunity to assess the health information sharing practices in Sri Lanka and that fortuity opened a whole new world for me to experiment and explore. Health being an information rich service, health service management relies mainly on good information management.

Wasanthi with her sons at the Nathan campus.

With my sons at the Nathan campus.

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Don’t waste your summer

Usually around this time of the year, you’ll start to see the same old articles telling you how to spend your summer. They recommend working, internships, short courses, and many more productive and experience gaining activities. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these articles (I have written quite a few myself). But, while it is an incredible idea to rack up some experience over summer, it is also really important that you take some time to actually enjoy it too.

Low angle shot looking up past student into a brilliant blue Gold Coast sky

📷@lassedrustrup Certified open water diver as of today. Tomorrow begins a roadtrip. Life is good.
#padi #gopro #goldcoast #surfersparadise #griffithuni #amazing #travel #mygriffithexperience

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