12 October 2019
I found Murdoch to have a significant student focused approach to teaching and learning in which students were prioritized. This granted me unimpeded access to academic staff members and student services when I was in need of both academic and pastoral support. My course had direct relevance in the real workplace, so I did not struggle with excessive theoretical classroom work. At the same time, I had ample opportunity to be creative with my research project on non-chemical grain storage. The practical field visits during my master's degree were also an eye opener to Australia’s expertise on border security
30 July 2019
"I am 19 years old. I was born in a family of 7 people: my grandparents, my parents, my 2 siblings and me. My father works as a construction worker. He is a violent man and addicted to alcohol. My mom does the hired jobs to get an unstable income and she burnt almost of that in to the gamble. My elder brother indulges in pleasure. When seeing my family's situation, I think that, there is no way out for me to be released from it but education. And KOTO has really given me that precious chance".
12 June 2019
"I don’t know anything about my father. My elder brother and I used to wander from place to place with my mother. It was a really hard time for us. When I was 8 years old, my mother sent us to a children's shelter. When I heard about the KOTO training program, I knew this was the right place for me. I applied to KOTO in the previous intake but I was not able to demonstrate my determination. This year, after much thought and determining my life goals and was able to prove my strong motivation and commitment to KOTO and the studies, I was accepted. I feel so lucky to have been accepted this time. KOTO provides me with an amazing opportunity to create a brighter future for myself".
11 June 2019
Griffith's support services have made university the best time of my life. I love getting involved with the university community through programs such as Griffith Mates and Orientation activities, and I have met so many amazing people throughout my time here. Staff are friendly and will always try their best to answer any questions you may have.
23 May 2019
"My father passed away 2 years ago and my mother remarried. Prior to joining KOTO, I was living on my own. I did many jobs such as ironing clothes or working as an internet sales assistant but my income was very unstable.
In my free time, I like playing football and playing with cats and dogs. Sometimes I reward myself with a sleep in. In the future, I wish I could have an opportunity to travel to many places to appreciate cultural diversity. I would also like to try camping and BBQs and endless chit chat with friends. My strength is that, I am quite independent, I dont want to rely on anyone because it might make me lazy".
03 February 2018
I chose Griffith University because it allowed me to do two degrees at once very easily. Everyone was very helpful in admissions and answered my questions thoroughly and on time. Although Griffith is a big university the contact with staff and admin is very accessible. Being a transfer student Griffith has allowed me to transfer credits easily as well!