Kate Duncan graduating from CQ University attending the graduation ceremony at the Pilbeam Theatre. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Kate Duncan graduating from CQ University attending the graduation ceremony at the Pilbeam Theatre. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Kate’s long road to her degree, travelling for 11 hours

SHE travelled 11 hours to get to the ceremony, and now Kate Duncan can proudly hold up her certificate of graduation from CQUniversity.

The 30-year-old began studying her Bachelor of Accounting two-and-a-half years ago as a mature-aged student and studied externally from her home town of Tamworth, New South Wales.

She said she was relieved to finally have her degree.

"It was a big leap to jump back into uni … you have to be pretty dedicated," Kate said.

"(But) there was a lot of support for external students.

"There are more opportunities in the workforce (when you have a degree)."

Kate decided on CQUniversity because she has family in the local area who had studied at the university.

She has worked for an accountant four days a week while she studied, but still managed to complete her three year degree a semester early.



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