“I am a great believer in access to education, especially for women. It can be empowering and transformative. The scholarships offered by the University can make tertiary education a reality, not just a dream, for young women in our region.
My association with the University goes back to the 1980s when my mum worked in the printing department. I would visit her when I was on campus. When I came back to study again, I was a mum with three kids and a full-time job. Many things had changed in 20 years, but the parking woes (and the mosquitos) remained the same!
I'll never forget the dedication of my lecturers and tutors – they wanted to see their students succeed. One of my favourites was our statistics lecturer. He brought that dry subject to life with props, audience participation and real-life examples. I managed a credit (much to my surprise) largely due to his unorthodox lecturing style and a fantastic tutor.
All three of my children have or are currently studying at the University of Newcaslte. I love that we have a world class facility locally so that they can continue to live at home and have family support while pursuing their dreams."
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