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“University is not impossible”: Fara’s story

“My name is Fara and I’m from Malaysia. I come from a single-parent family and have been raised with my older sister by my superwoman of a mother.” Fara Sazali, a first-year Criminology student involved with Macquarie’s LEAP Refugee Mentoring program, shares some memories of her journey to higher education. Continue reading “University is not impossible”: Fara’s story

Mapping the terrain for first year students

Mazes have a certain allure to them, and they can be incredibly fun. For students in their first year, making their way through university is often akin to making their way through a maze.  However, it’s not as much fun because they are also juggling 5 balls, competing with 600+ other students, and trying to make friends at the same time.

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