There can be many obstacles to completing high school and undertaking further study. It’s no surprise that more and more commencing students are actually the first in their family to attend university – and face making some of the biggest decisions of their life without a lot of parental guidance. In fact, 39% of VU's domestic undergraduate students are first generation students.
So what are the challenges and triumphs of being the first in your family to attend uni? Here, four VU students share how being a ‘first in family’ student shaped their study experience.