Within a Cooee! Advice Tool
I’m at uni: now keep going! is a collection of encouragement and advice, gleaned from experience, for those who have already begun their studies.
Who or what keeps you going?
Students identified a variety of ways they kept going, especially when the going got tough. This ranged from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, or drawing on their inner strengths and determination. Also the support of family and friends is really important, as are colleagues, uni staff, peers, pets, faith or getting out, taking a break and doing something active.
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
Zara is 31-40 from an outer regional area and is in her 2nd year of Nursing, studying part-time by distance/block mode. She is a mum, works fulltime, is a first in family, matureaage student, and comes from a working class background
Beth is 34 from an outer regional area in 1st year psychological science, part-time online. She is first in family, from working class background and works fulltime
Carly is 32, from an outer regional area, in second year Nursing, studying online and part-time. She has children, is working fulltime, is a first in family, mature age student and is from a working class background.