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3rd year, Off-campus, SAMSS Journalism
Where I want to be five years from now
I would like to be doing honours or masters and investigating how journalism impacts on society, particularly in the areas of science and education.
Where I live and why
Churchill, Gippsland, because of love: then boyfriend and now husband lives here and it was easier for me to move!
My favourite kind of news
Science journalism, particularly when researchers finally nail a problem after years of work.
What I like about studying off-campus journalism
The flexibility to study around work and it’s a great excuse to stay up late!
A journalist I admire
Sir David Attenborough, he can show people the world and still let the world do the talking.
I am passionate about
Education, once you have knowledge, it can’t be taken away.
I unwind by
Watching television cooking programs.
My favourite time of the day is
The time between waking up in the morning and before I really have to get out of bed.
My proudest personal achievement so far
2005, being First Novice and First P2 (1600cc capacity class) Co-Driver in the Victorian Rally Championship (in a stock standard 1986 Holden Gemini!)
My strategy for survival at uni is
Planning what has to be done for each study day and keep going until I achieve it.
The most memorable news story this year
Julia Gillard taking over from Kevin Rudd for Labor Party leadership (and prime ministership) - it was so quickly and easily done and Australia still continued to function normally.