From when you first started at RMIT, through to graduation, how have you met your initial goals and aspirations?
I had one main goal throughout both my degrees, and that was to achieve high grades by becoming more organised by making time to study. This goal was maintained throughout my degree and during the pandemic. I received academic excellence awards, including a Vice Chancellor academic award in my biomedical degree – which is something I’m very proud of.
What is a highlight of your time at RMIT?
Attending Ngarara Willim events, such as making damper with Mabu Mabu, and going to Gama-dji orientation each year. These events allowed me to have a yarn and listen to elders share their stories.
How has the Ngarara Willim team supported your journey?
The Ngarara Willim team helped me enrol into my associate degree. I spoke with Nicole from Ngarara Willim and she helped me find a suitable degree that I could enrol in, making the process less stressful, as I was nervous I wouldn't find something I was passionate about with my ATAR.
During my first year at RMIT, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. The condition affected the use of my legs, making travelling to and from RMIT difficult. I had to take taxis, which created an ongoing financial strain. The Ngarara Willim team provided me with support and helped me look for scholarships to help alleviate the financial pressure.
Ngarara Willim also provided support academically by connecting me with a tutor. This support gave me a sense of relief and allowed me to feel at ease when studying and completing assignments, as I was able to ask questions about the content of my course and seek feedback on assignments.