I chose ACU because of their great campus atmosphere and intimate learning environment. Lots of universities have lectures with over 300 people in them, but what ACU offers is small class sizes and more focused support from lecturers and staff. Whether you were in lectures or tutorials there was also an opportunity to engage and ask questions and build a better understanding of the topic.
The lecturers and tutors at ACU were amazing. They were always willing to provide feedback and support and enjoyed being asked questions about the topic. Whenever I needed clarification or wanted to discuss an assignment, the staff were always really happy to meet and discuss.
I loved working as a Student Ambassador for ACU. The role afforded me the opportunity to speak with school students and school leavers about the great benefits of ACU. Having had such an enjoyable experience myself, it was easy to have honest and open conversations with students and sometimes their parents about what the day-to-day might look like.
I remember how hard it was deciding about course and university preferences and enjoyed the opportunity to try and give a realistic view on what a prospective student could expect. I attended University open days, Orientation week, various local schools and career fairs. I got to meet lots of great people and it was always nice when you bumped into someone on campus who you had spoken to at one of the events!
I would absolutely recommend ACU to all prospective students. Not many people go to university trying to get lost in the crowd. In fact it is usually quite the opposite. University is a chance for students to learn and grow and be themselves.
I found ACU to be a supportive and engaging university with a wonderfully diverse student base. ACU also has all the benefits of being a large university (with six campuses across the Eastern seaboard of Australia) with all the advantages of a small campus lifestyle.
I would recommend they come and experience the university first hand. Speak to the academic staff, current students and attend any available information sessions or open days to ensure ACU is the best fit for them.
I would also suggest prospective students consider the realities of studying law, as the standards and expectations of law students at ACU are high. However, there is a supportive and welcoming learning environment awaiting them should they choose ACU.
In February 2017 I moved to London. I was looking for a new challenge, in a new environment and the opportunity to gain broader exposure. I secured a role as the Marketing Manager for No1 Currency, part of the Fexco Group. A Retail Foreign Exchange organisation who operates in the UK and Ireland. Being the sole marketer for the business means I have the opportunity to have ownership and accountability for the work. Although my work is very autonomous and requires a lot of self-motivation and diligence, it is a great organisation and a great team. This role provides a great breadth of opportunities and activities and allows me to work across the entire marketing mix!