Life experience is your great advantage. You’ve likely travelled and worked or studied before – so you’ve experienced firsthand some of what your teachers preach. You can remember the days before the internet (you survived dial-up), but you’re tech-savvy.
If you’ve studied before, it’s like riding a bike. If not, your generation is known for its adaptability. Either way – there’s this amazing thing that gives you credit for your past experience and studies, called Advanced Standing (or Recognition of Prior Learning) you’ll need to check out.
While you juggle work, study and family, you are empathetic and your lecturers appreciate your open-mindedness and ability to build bridges between the generations.
Hint: While smashed avo makes great brain food, it’s expensive on a student income!
Gen Y or Millennials were born between the early-1980s and the mid-1990s.