“Shifting gears from writing a thesis on mobile learning technology to studying Digital Design at VFS has flipped my world upside down. I started my career as a biology teacher in Sydney, Australia and then moved on to working on a masters degree researching mobile learning technologies. While I value the skills that I have learned in the university environment, I felt a new spark of excitement when I began seeing the types of projects that we are able to work on here in Digital Design. For the first time in many years I began to get truly turned on by assignments and hands-on activities that we are involved with. The opportunities to express yourself creatively within the program are, at times, overwhelming.
A stark contrast to the rigid boundaries found in many university settings. There are nights when I have arrived home exhausted after a long day, only to find myself switching on my bedside light over and over again to write down new ideas that I can use in our projects. I am interpreting this as a sign that I’m in the right place and I feel very lucky to be here.”