One of the best parts of studying online is the fact you can do it from anywhere. We recently spoke to students across Victoria to find out their thoughts on studying a degree online.
Angela - Shepparton
“Before I decided to study accounting I was a welfare worker and a counsellor - quite stressful jobs! I knew I couldn't do it long term so I started thinking about what I could do instead.
"I've always loved learning so I thought: Why not challenge myself? Why not think about university? And I've been doing it for three years now.”
Katie - Mt Buller
“I had been looking for a study program that I could undertake whilst working full time and living regionally. It needed to be flexible, achievable and totally online.
“I really feel that without a qualification I wouldn’t have been eligible for my current role. My previous experience was as an Events Manager, so it really was the online study and the degree that gave me the qualifications and the experience needed to land the job I was after.”
Leonie – Mildura
“I always thought that I should go back and study a degree but it just kept being put on the back burner. When I realised I could study online in my spare time that was when I thought I have to bite the bullet and make it happen.
“My whole outlook on life has changed since I began studying online. Study has increased my confidence, stretched my goals and increased my self-assurance.”
Kristen – Traralgon
“Studying something that you enjoy makes it a little bit easier and a little more fun.
"No matter what job I've done I've always strived for more. So if I’m at the bottom I want to be the next step, and then the next step. It's always been a part of who I am.
“With your studies its sort of the same thing. You've got to keep pushing. You've got to say it is possible and I can do it.”