I’m Anna, a Bachelor of Medical Science student majoring in Nutrition based in Cairns. Climate change may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of nutrition, but our environment, food systems, and health are intrinsically linked.
Global Voices was an opportunity to unite my passions of nutrition and environmental sustainability for real life application in national and international contexts.
Last year I applied for the Global Voices scholarship and I was, and still am, surprised that I was accepted for this fully funded scholarship to travel to the Parliament House in Canberra and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain.
The scholarship also includes a policy writing workshop to assist you in developing your policy proposal addressing your international delegation theme in the context of your discipline.
It has been an amazing experience that has accelerated my professional development, expanded my industry and international knowledge, allowed me to develop valuable networks, and gain inspiration from the amazing initiatives happening around the world.
I am now pursuing a career in global health and sustainable food systems, which I never would have dreamed to be possible from a humble student in Far North Queensland.
Although travel restrictions may impede on some aspects of the scholarship, the program has moved online to facilitate a safe and immersive experience. This arrangement may even be more advantageous, as you don’t have to worry about transiting between meetings and squeezing in food and toilet breaks.
I would highly recommend applying for the Global Voices scholarship and for the opportunity to be making a meaningful difference in this world.
Global Voices have extended the application deadline for the 2020 CQUniversity UNFCCC Climate Talks Scholarship, so you can have more time to submit an A+ application! The new application deadline is Sunday 30 August at 11:59 PM AEST.