"I felt at the end of my undergraduate degree that I hadn't finished my studies, I wanted to learn more about children with Special Education needs. I was able to study online and plan my studies around my family and career. For me having that flexibility made things a lot easier."
"I am very career driven. Having started out as as an aircraft mechanic apprentice, I knew I wanted to be in airline management. I chose a postgraduate degree through the University of Newcastle because of the range of courses and the flexibility to study on the Sydney campus as well as on online."
"I didn't want to put my career on hold whilst raising a family, but the juggle just seemed too hard. Postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle gave me the flexibility to study when and where I could, without sacrificing my family or the financial freedom working full-time provides. I'm gaining knowledge, a new circle of like-minded friends and I feel I am being a good role model for my daughter. She's really proud of me."
"The challenge of learning has always been a big part of my life, but so is family and my career. Postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle made it possible for me to achieve my goals through quality education, flexible learning options and first class resources, without sacrificing the things that matter to me most."
"I've had a wonderful two years studying the Master of Teaching. The quality has been fantastic and the study experience wonderful. I know the teachers, mentors and peers will be lifelong friends that I will continue to learn from. Everyday going to University was exciting -- there was something new to learn and someone new to interact with".
"I work fulltime and do shift work, I needed a program that was going to be flexible enough not to alter my work hours at all. Studying online you're given a schedule of what you're expected achieve each week. I've been able to take holidays around those dates, I haven't missed out on anything."
"The thought of study was quite daunting for me. Not only could I barely turn on a computer, but I have kids to care for and work to manage. But I knew I wanted to learn more, I wanted to be better! Thankfully, a postgraduate course through the University of Newcastle meant I could study at the school carnival (between races of course), waiting for the kids to get off the bus or even on holidays overseas. Today, I feel I'm a better nurse, giving my patients more advanced care, thanks to my postgrad studies."