Be strategic in your career choice. Establish both a personal and professional network early. Be involved in the community around you. Put yourself outside of your comfort zone. Set your mind to it and don’t give up. (Corey)
Corey is 21-25 from outer regional NT in 4th year engineering, fulltime in blended mode. He is from working class background and is kept busy with casual work, community commitments and extra-curricular activities
I guess people here that are wanting to learn on Country, wanting to keep that knowledge and pass it back to their community. So, the whole context from the education they’re getting through to how that’s used in their own community – it is very specifically contextual. People aren’t wanting to get a nursing degree out here to go and work in Perth; they’re wanting to get a nursing degree to be a nurse in their own community (Alison, staff)
Alison (staff) is a manager of a remote university hub
If you don’t like study, just try to focus on the final outcome of finishing your degree (Tim)
Tim is 18-20 from an outer regional area in 2nd year engineering, fulltime in blended mode. He is from working class background and moved far from home
“Never forget that where you are right now (no matter how challenging) is somewhere you used to dream of being.” (quote from PhD Diaries) (Justine)
Justine is over 51, from an inner regional area, in 1st year health science, part-time online. She works part-time and has community commitments
if you plan on staying in the area great attend a course that is relevant to your region and will still be there in the future. (Robert)
Robert is 41-50 from an inner regional area, doing Arts part-time for over 5 years. He is first in family, from LSES background and lives with disability. He is also involved in the local community
Think about your end goal and how your degree can get you there. (Ari)
Ari is 18-20 from an inner regional area, in 1st year Psychology, on campus fulltime. She is first in family and works a casual job. She commutes 4 days a week to uni.
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.