Within a Cooee! Advice Tool
I’m thinking about uni, but I’m still not sure, conversation starters directed towards regional people who are considering university as an option.
For school leavers: gap year, ATAR
There are advantages and disadvantages to taking a gap year or going straight from school to uni, which are very individual decisions. Here are perspectives from both standpoints:
Eleanor is 18-20 from an outer regional area, in 1st year Exercise Science, full time and on campus. She is first in family, from LSES and working class background. She also works part-time
Tamsin is 21 from an outer regional area. She had a 3 year gap, now in 1st year Education, fulltime in blended mode. She is from working class background, and she has part-time work
Amy (staff) has been manager of a regional campus for around 8 years
Gayle is 41-50 and in her first year of Business, online part-time. She is first in family, and from a LSES and working class background. She also works fulltime at a regional centre supporting students.