Applications are now open for the 2016 Bachelor or Education Degree at the Cooma Universities Centre. The degree ran for the first time this year and we caught up with a few of our local students to check in on their “distance with assistance” degree experience at the CUC.
Lauren travelled overseas and worked in a school for a year after completing her HSC at Monaro High School in 2013. Upon her return to Cooma, she decided it was unrealistic to move away for study due to the need to work and save after a year abroad. So when the CUC released that they were going to run a face-to-face Bachelor of Education degree she jumped at the opportunity. "When I returned home from overseas I wasn't content at the idea of just working, I needed a new challenge and I really wanted to kick-start University. CUC has enabled me to start my university degree without having to move away from home. I have the opportunity to study, work and save so that in the future I can financially support myself through full time study. The face to face tutorials with other students are great at keeping me on track with my studies and the tutors and campus co-ordinators dedication to all the students is admirable. I truly am lucky to have such amazing support through my first year of my bachelor of education degree.”
Busy mother of three Michelle had always had been intending to study education and it was the option of studying for her degree in Cooma that saw her take the step. “I had thought about doing this for a long time and I would still be thinking about it if it wasn’t for CUC. I’ve successfully completed semester one and it feels great,” she says. “It was tough getting started and finding the time to study initially, but now I am really enjoying the challenge. The girls are really excited about it too; now my girls and I study and do homework together.”
Tanya had already embarked on her education degree with a 100% distance learning option and jumped at the chance to transfer to the CUC degree. “I can’t believe the difference having face-to-face tutorials and other students has made to my studies. I have more enthusiasm, my results are so much better and I am really enjoying the whole experience. The CUC facilities and the support from Zoe have also made everything so much easier – we’re so lucky to have this education opportunity right here in Cooma.”
If you are interested in applying or have any queries about university study, contact Zoe at the Cooma Universities Centre for further details by calling 6452 3368 or emailing email@example.com