Find like-minded people who will encourage you or listen to what you have learned. It helps you explain your knowledge but they also uplift you, during hard times – AND! always ask for subject exemptions. Life experiences are now included as exemptions in some universities so it always pays to ask.
Sharon is from outer regional VIC, 1st year of Education, fulltime. She is mature-aged, from working class background and works part-time. She is a mum and has community commitments
I always plan in down time and I walk my dog on the beach every day and all that kind of stuff to keep myself sane (Hannah)
Hannah is 41-50 from an outer regional area, in 2nd year nursing, fulltime on campus. She is first in family, is a carer for family member(s) and works part-time
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