Look at all the options. Look at doing a distance or mixed mode study program – whether it’s in your state or another. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into a specific university just because it’s the only one in your area. The world is so connected now it’s easy to find study groups online or in your area
Zoe is 31-40 from outer regional QLD, in 4th year paramedic science, online and part-time. She works full time and is first in family, from working class background.
Consider all of your options – don’t settle for studying in the city if you really don’t want to leave where you are. There is so much support available for regional students! (Evelyn)
Evelyn is 21-25 from an outer regional area in 1st year Education, fulltime in blended mode. She also works fulltime and is involved in extra-curricular activities.
You have to have determination. I know I wanted to go to uni and I did everything in my power to ensure all the boxes were ticked. I had to think of everything … If it’s what you want to do, then you’ll find a way to do it. Try and consider every possible option and choose the one that works for you (Grace)
Grace is a 21-25 year old Education student from an outer regional area, and is first in her family to go to uni. She moved 400kms from her family and is now in her final year.
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