UNIVERSITY students are gearing up to start new courses, with Colac young people moving to Geelong and Melbourne before orientation week.
Kelsey Lang finished Year 12 last year at Trinity College and has just moved to Geelong to study teaching at Deakin University.
“I’m doing a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching at Deakin University,” Ms Lang said.
“I decided I wanted to do teaching at the start of last year when I was picking my subjects but I’ve always had an interest in teaching,” she said.
“I’ve got a house right across the road from uni and I’m sharing with seven other people,” she said.
Kaitlyn Hammond is moving to Melbourne to do a Bachelor of Medical Radiations in Medical Imaging and Radiography at RMIT at Bundoora.
“I’m moving in with my aunty because she lives near the university,” Ms Hammond said.
“It’s a three-year course and then on top of that you have to do a two-year masters degree,” she said.
“I’m planning to come back on the weekends for netball, and last season I played in the A division,” she said.
Ms Lang and Ms Hammond both said they hoped to return to Colac eventually to work.
“I want to go straight into it once I’ve finished my degree. I’d like to do ultrasound and hopefully come back to a rural town because rural communities need people to work in health,” Ms Hammond said.
“I’ll either come back to Colac or go to Warrnambool but it’s so far in the future, I don’t know yet,” she said.
Ms Lang said she wanted to return to Colac.
“It’s a four-year course and hopefully I’ll get a job at a primary school in Colac when I finish, but we’ll see how it goes,” Ms Lang said.
“It should be good, I’m excited about it,” she said.