• Casey's story
  • Shaun's story
  • Kristti's story
  • Christina's story
  • Ashlee's story

Student stories

Casey's StoeyCasey's story

During her gap year in 2013, Casey had to work long hours to provide for her family as well as set herself up for her journey into higher education.

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Shaun's StoryShaun's story

After previous study, I was drawn to the patient-care aspect of medicine. I knew then that I wanted to be a little more active in helping people who were unwell.

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Kristti's StoryKristti's story

With my youngest child turning 8, I decided to go to university to better my life, and the life of my children.

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Christina's storyChristina's story

I became a carer for my mum from the age of nine, so for me, university was never really an option.

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Bryce's storyBryce's story

A few thousand dollars might not be a lot to some people, but it is a huge amount of money to me, almost a quarter of my yearly income!

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Ashlee's storyAshlee's story

Since my dad passed away, my mum has looked after my two sisters and I on her own and it's been tough on her being the main breadwinner.

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John's storyJohn's story

It was seeing some of the injustices faced by Indigenous people and our legal system that made me decide to study Law at Deakin University.

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Chris' storyChris' story

The impact of philanthropy has come full circle for me.

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39% of young people from regional areas
Only 39% of young people from regional areas intend to enrol in university

1 in 5 go without food
1 in 5 full-time low SES students report they regularly go without food or other necessities because they are unable to afford them

55% receive no financial support
55% of full-time low SES students receive no financial support from their family

4 in 5 students have a job
4 in 5 Australian full-time undergraduate students have a job