Hang in there ... it gets easier
I am a Wiradjuri boy, born and bred in Sydney, and I completed a Bachelor of Education, Human Movement and Health Education at The University of Sydney in 2002.
University is big and at times it's a daunting place. It was hard in the early months of my degree - finding my way to class, making friends and learning to write academically. I was very fortunate to have the staff and students at the Koori Centre who provided me with the support I needed to stay focused on achieving my goal.
Hang in there for the first few weeks and months of uni. It gets easier the longer you are are there and university life will eventually become second nature.
I was awarded a merit and equity scholarship for the duration of my degree. As I kept my grades up I had some financial assistance. I was also awarded two other Dean of Education scholarships.
Now a year coordinator and teacher at a Marist College, Pagewood, I work closely with Indigenous students and help them set goals for the future. My aim is to help local Indigenous students finish high school and attend university. I aim to be a positive role model and help set students’ sights high – the higher the better.
May you set a path for others to follow, may your achievements inspire others.