Mariestella De Leon pursued a career in IT for both its opportunities to be creative and industry demand – but VU offered her the secret weapon to study success.
Some of my friends going to other unis have difficulty trying to manage four units at once, with all the classes, assessments and exams that go along with that.
The Block Model’s timetable also allows more time outside of uni for my hobbies, like dancing, photography, filming and editing my own videos.
My advice for first years is to join clubs and societies, and attend lots of events to meet new people. If you get stressed out, it’s so important to take care of yourself. If you need help with lessons or assignments, your lecturers are there to help – because while they’re industry experts, they’re very approachable."