Making it work for you
I began university with four very young children and very little money. I had a burning desire to follow a legal career and completed my undergraduate law degree and a graduate diploma
I was awarded a number of scholarships at university. However, to keep them, I had to maintain a distinction average. Aim high in your standards, don’t "just pass" to finish the degree. Think big and meet the challenges head on and you will reap the rewards for your family and your community as well as motivating others around you.
STUDY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR YOU
- Many students have family commitments and responsibilities that will make full time study very difficult.
- Many courses allow you to choose to study your course part-time. This means that each year of your study you can complete fewer subjects than normal. This can allow you to spend more time with family and more time working to support them.
- It is also possible to study many university courses by distance or online. This can mean the chance to complete your subjects while at home or at the very least, in your home town. These options allow you to spend very little time at the university campus and instead, hand in most of your assignments by post or email.
- The Indigenous Higher Education Unit (IHEU) (sometimes referred to as an Indigenous academic support unit) at your university will assist you to understand your options.