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back to uni

19 January, 2016

It’s all coming back to me. 

Printing lecture notes, getting a student ID card, carrying an actual pencil case, logging in to your emails to find a string of overwhelming messages indicating that you should have done a lot more pre-reading for your lecture than you have actually done, that constant niggling feeling that you really should be doing something better than watching Netflix… 

I’m back at uni. Postgrad style. 

Although I have only been out of uni for two years, I feel as though it has given me enough time to adapt to the lifestyle where I get to go home from work and not have to do anything. No assignments, no study and no pre-reading (although, admittedly, I never did too much of that).

Despite being in a new place, a new home, a new uni and a new course, it was strange how some things felt the same. Walking past the waterfall on the lake and through the sandstone passages of Bond felt familiar to my alma mater, UQ. It was unexpectedly comfortable. The lecture rooms had the same barren walls, the same tech set ups and desk arrangements. 

Bond Uni

And yet, starting the day going for a walk along the beach, the intimacy of the class and the huge percentage of international students (North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America…) gave me the sense that something would be different this year. A sense that what I would learn as a Bondie living on the Gold Coast would certainly be far beyond the actual course content and placements. 

Masters degree, here I come. 

xx Liz 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sheree 19 January, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    All the best with your studies.

    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Judy D 19 January, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Nothing beats Netflix on Our Apple TV this week.

  • Reply JC 24 January, 2016 at 10:46 am

    So excited to welcome our newest Bondie!!! You will shine and love every minute of it!

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 1 February, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Thank you so much!! I already feel so incredibly blessed to be there and for the amazing amount of support behind me.

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