Student life looms
SCHOOL leavers across the Lockyer Valley are looking forward to change with the beginning of university right around the corner.
Lockyer District High School graduate and recipient of the Lockyer Valley Young Citizen of the Year award, Tegan Steggall, is set to begin her interior design degree at QUT next month after receiving her first preference in the QTAC offers.
“I have always been interested in design and I did those sort of subjects when I was at school,” she said.
“I chose all the arts subjects because I liked them and it just seemed natural that I would go to uni to study for a job that I would enjoy everyday.”
After achieving an OP 2, Tegan had been asked why she didn't pursue law or medicine but said the four year design course was the perfect choice for her.
“My view is if you don't do something that makes you happy, then there is no point studying for it,” she said.
“The fact is I didn't want to be a lawyer or a doctor and just because I got those marks doesn't mean I have to do that.”
She said all the work was leading up to the moment when she opened the envelope.
“It was a big relief to open the envelope and realise I had gotten what I wanted,” she said.
“It felt like it was finally finished, but I am glad I worked so hard to get my OP 2 because I was aiming for a scholarship and I was lucky enough to get it.
“The Vice Chancellor's Scholarship has both financial aid and some extra academic opportunities, like the chance to have a mentor in your industry.”