Off-Campus Student Stories
Bianca Rogers is studying the Bachelor of Education (External).
“What inspired me to study Early Childhood Education was my dance career. Working with young children, teaching them how to dance and instructing them really captured my love of teaching. At JCU I was able study externally, which fit perfectly into my lifestyle, as I needed to work full-time and I had a young son at the time. Being able to study online in the comfort of my own home outside of work hours was a great, flexible way to study.
The advice that I would offer to future students or people wanting to study at JCU would be to go for it! My mantra that I kept on my wall which helped me to keep going was ‘Stay strong. Stay positive. Stay focused’. Whilst studying, I appreciated the support that I got from other students and lecturers. Sometimes it may feel like you are alone, but the help is there if you need it and that’s what I loved about my course and JCU.”
Jaqueline is studying the Bachelor of Nursing Science based at JCU’s Mackay Study Centre.
“I was very excited when I got offered a position to study a Bachelor of Nursing at the JCU Mackay Study Centre. I worked in a pharmacy for over a decade and always wanted to be a nurse, but knew university study was going to be challenging with a young family.
Through research and reports, it was clear to me that JCU was the best choice of universities in the Mackay region. I decided to enrol mid-year as a part-time student to ease myself into university life. I found the JCU Mackay campus was well equipped to deliver the program with highly knowledgeable and supportive teaching staff. It also meant that I was able to complete the practical component of my clinical subject close to home, which suited my family life. The campus is a short drive from my home and easily accessible after hours for quiet study time.
I am now entering my third year of Nursing with JCU Mackay. Although my experience has been challenging at times, I would not change a thing. The support I have received from the staff and my fellow peers have been the reason for my success so far.”