A Determined ACU Student Inspires Others to Aim High
Thursday 28 August 2014
The "Come to dinner" event, hosted at ACU's Strathfield campus was an inspiring night for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to meet and listen to the stories and journeys of current ACU Indigenous students, to learn more about opportunities to study at ACU, and to get inspired about the possibilities which tertiary education can offer.
Ashlee inspired the students with her determination to achieve her academic and career goals.
"I was young when I started University and failed a few subjects because I didn’t take them seriously. So I deferred for six months and asked myself some serious questions about where I saw my life going. I came back fighting! I did five units a semester, summer and winter school. I’ve learnt a lot about my responsibilities. I’m serious about my goals and what I have to do to achieve them. Now I’ve caught up. I’m looking forward to graduating in 2015!
I think uni’s about having a goal at the top of the ladder. Keep climbing each rung. You’ll get knocked back a few times, you’ll slip and trip, but you’ll eventually get there. If you’ve got that fight in you to get it done and do something great with your life, you can."