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60 seconds with Sr Mary Nuttall

Sr Mary Nuttall is a lecturer in education at the Ballarat Campus.

How would I spend my ideal day?

In my ideal day there would be time for prayer, for being immersed in nature, for having a picnic in the bush, for being with friends, for learning something new, and for becoming absorbed in an interesting story.

In life I have learnt…

That everyone is blessed with unique gifts, that life is a continuum, that every day is a gift, and that it is important to live each day to the best of my ability.

Something that inspires me...

Some classical music, in particular, Schubert’s Trout Quintet and Haydn’s Creation symphony.

What would surprise most people about my job?

Most people might be surprised to know that the majority of units that I now teach are online units.

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What has been the most significant development in my field since starting my career?

I think that one of the most significant developments is the increased reliance on technology for delivering our course. A few years ago I would never have dreamt that I would be implementing units online for students from varying international backgrounds.

If I could invite any five people to dinner, who would they be and why?

Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy who was a woman for her times and is such a good model for me in my times.

Mozart so that he could perform and maybe compose a piece of music after he had eaten with us.

My mother and father who were such wonderful role models in living life to the full each day.

John O’Donohue, the Irish writer whose writings have inspired me to find the beauty in each day.