Uni can be the best time of your life
I’ve just completed my first year at Melbourne University. Moving from the Gold Coast I found it hard to leave my family and friends but living at Ormond College is a welcoming home-away-from-home.
The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) gives me the opportunity to meet people I would not have ordinarily met, I have new perspectives and opportunities to hear other people’s stories and situations. I’ve obtained numerous skills, expanded my knowledge base and been presented with countless opportunities.
My long-term goal is to be the CEO of a company where I can influence society, whether it be through having a say in programs for Indigenous people or effecting change through work in the political environment.
Undergraduate study should be considered by any Indigenous person ready to "give it their all". It can open many doors. It’s three years of your life that is hard work but also fun: you’ll be better for it. You won’t regret it. Unlike school, you have more freedom to pursue your interests and you can focus on what you like studying the most.
I’ve often heard people say university life is "the best time of your life" and although I still have a way to go, from what I’ve experienced so far, I wholeheartedly agree.