You might think of something that you don’t want to be doing. Think about why?
You might think of the kind of person you don’t want to become. Think about why?
Maybe there isn’t anything you can think of. That’s fine, not everybody does
Write down what you don’t want to be or become, and think about why this is important for you to avoid.
Here’s what others have said:
“I don’t want to be rude or arrogant” (Brad)
Brad is in Year 12 from an outer regional area and he is planning to go to university
“I don’t want to be selfish, heartless or money hungry” (Lexi)
Lexi is in Year 12 from an inner regional area, from low SES circumstances and university is part of her plan for the future
“I don’t want to be working small jobs that mean nothing, e.g Woolworths, Big W, Kmart” (Blake)
Blake is in Year 12, from an outer regional area and going to university is part of his future plan
“I don’t want to head towards a position that’s stagnant and that won’t allow me to grow” (Ella)
Ella is 26-30 from an outer regional area, in 1st year nursing fulltime in blended mode. She identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, is from working class background and is carer for family member(s). She is also involved in her community
“growing up I’ve watched all my surroundings work hard in hospitality or farmwork and still struggling to have anything to show for it” (Dan)
Dan is from a remote area and is in 2nd year of Disability & Development degree. Dan is first in family, works part-time and moved far away from family to study
“what’s the point in getting stuck in a job that you’re not going to enjoy” (Caitlyn)
Caitlyn is 21 from an outer regional area, in 3rd year Arts, fulltime online. She is a student with disability, from LSES and working class background, and involved in volunteer work in her community
Regional Student Futures website is an output of National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) Equity Fellowship research project, funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE), under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) National Priorities Pool. The content of this website does not represent the views of the Australian Government or the NCSEHE.