A dream creative writing career

Alice Robinson pursued her passion for writing with a PhD at VU and achieved her dream of becoming a novelist and academic.

"When I enquired about studying at VU, the course coordinator offered to meet me for coffee to discuss my writing and research. I had never experienced this kind of personal care in a large institution before. It made me feel valued and valuable, and that’s why I chose VU.

Completing my PhD has been the most profound experience of my life. I was so beautifully supported and nurtured by my supervisors, the school and the institution throughout my study that I emerged from the experience so much more confident in myself and in my ability to pursue opportunities relating to my passion: writing.

The novel I wrote as part of my PhD project was picked up for publication not long after I completed the PhD. Anchor Point was published in early 2015 and I recently signed a contract for my second novel. I’ve also been appointed as a lecturer in the writing and publishing at Melbourne Polytechnic.

VU changed my life and set me on a professional path I could have previously only dreamed about."

Courses studied

Doctor of Philosophy

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Alice Robinson