Young mother Carlie is busy earning an RMIT science degree, hoping to someday travel to Antarctica to examine the continent's ecology and biodiversity.
At just 28 years of age, with 3 bright-eyed and energetic children, Carlie is busy completing RMIT’s Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) through OUA.
Carlie’s journey to a degree is jam-packed, and can certainly be hectic at times. She makes a living as an assistant manager at Tableland Hardware, and with hungry little mouths to feed, Carlie couldn’t imagine having the time to study on campus. The ability to study at a world-class uni, from the convenience of her home, is what Carlie loves about OUA.
Before the birth of her first daughter, Carlie had begun a degree on campus, and was used to the face-to-face learning experience. The thought of online study was intimidating at first, but Carlie was quickly surprised by her ability to learn without the physical presence of a teacher. “Now I actually enjoy it a lot,” says Carlie, “I can still do everything else I want to do in a day, and still fit in the study that I need to”. With only 2 subjects left to go, it won’t be long before Carlie launches her exciting new career in science.
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