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My University Experience - April Bryce

Hi, my name is April Bryce, I am 19 years old and of Aboriginal heritage.

This is my first time studying since I graduated year 12 and I must say, studying at Torrens University has been very educational and informative.

I was never the type of person that liked school or studying, I always got distracted way too easily and could never stay focused. I decided to apply for university at Torrens a few years after I graduated once I realised, I wanted a career in nursing. I never thought I would want to study at university, but it has been such a great experience so far and I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity.

If I am being completely honest, I don’t have a home classroom setup to study and watch lectures, I usually sit at the dining room table, but the house is usually quiet which is good. Most of the time when I go out, I like to wear skinny jeans, a decent shirt, Nike air force 1s and a jumper if it’s cold. I like to go to the gym in my free time as I am working on my body figure, and it helps me relieve stress. My easy study meal that I like to make at any time of the day would be egg sandwiches with cheese and chilli sauce, I love spicy food by the way. I love Starbucks coffee, especially cappuccinos and iced coffees. I am also an overnight shift manager at McDonald’s, I’ve been working at McDonald’s for about four years and have been a manager for about one year and it has been such an amazing experience.

A bit about my family. I have a 12-year-old brother and 15-year-old sister. My mother is a disability worker, she helps people in their homes that need it and makes sure they get the medication and care they need. My dad is an excavator operator in a scrap metal yard and his co-workers think he is the best person for the job. I have a lot of cousins that I absolutely adore and love to look after when needed. There are quite a few members of my family that work in healthcare so I guess you could say that it runs in the family, which is part of the reason why I am here.

I am so excited to be on this journey of university and I can’t wait to see what happens for me in the future. I am so happy to have met everyone else doing this course for the diploma of nursing and I can’t wait to meet everyone face to face so I can put faces to names. My lecturers have been so amazing and helpful in answering any questions I have and making me feel comfortable. I’ve learnt so much and hope to learn a lot more.

I hope you’ve learnt a lot about me, and I am so excited to continue on this journey.

April Bryce.

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