Ways to change the world

I was living in Brighton, in the UK, when I realised that I wanted to be a teacher. I had spent an amazing year indulging my fascination with history, travelling to different parts of England, Scotland and France to soak up as much of the culture as I could while I was there. I soon realised that my love of history, and my tendency to share my passion with anyone who would listen, was pointing clearly to a career as a teacher.

I’m now in my third year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) focusing on English and history, and although I’m living back in Australia, I feel like my world has opened up even more. The course has led to many new experiences and opportunities for me, and I’ve discovered so many more fields that I am interested in, such as development and wellbeing, psychology and neuroscience. While studying here, I’ve travelled to India on the Reimagining India trip with CQUniversity as part of the New Colombo Program and spent more than two years working on an education research project as a Research Assistant. I also work with CQUniversity as a Student Experience Officer planning and running our Noosa Campus Life events, and as a Student Ambassador, where I get to share with students and parents my genuine love of CQUniversity!

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Fashion and Teaching, My Dream Career

My name is Phoebe Hanau and I am entering my second year of study towards my Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with my discipline subject areas in Home Economics and English. I am a full-time student studying online from my hometown, the Gold Coast.

During my final year of school in 2014, I knew I wanted to either pursue a career in teaching or fashion design. Not knowing exactly which pathway to choose, I decided to take a ‘gap year’ where I was fortunate to be able to work as a Home Economics Teacher Aide. This excellent opportunity provided the reassurance and inspiration to pursue a career in textiles teaching. This career combines my passion for fashion and desire to inspire the next generation of young designers. Continue reading Fashion and Teaching, My Dream Career