Tuition fee discount for postgrad study enables lifelong learning

It's never too late to pursue your dreams. And, in Julie Ross-Spooner's case, you're never 'too old' to attend university.

The former teacher attended the University of Adelaide to study in her seventies and just graduated with a Bachelor of Languages (French) with First Class Honours.

“I’ve always liked learning something new, and I like being able to speak a different language I find that very satisfying and I like keeping my brain occupied,” Julie said.

Julie Ross-Spooner

Julie's inspiring story proves there's no such thing as 'too old'. Image credit: ABC Adelaide

Age is no barrier when it comes to learning, Julie believes.

“Older people have such a wealth of knowledge that they can offer to the workforce. There’s no reason to say that everything old is no good.”

A core value of the University’s is lifelong learning.

“As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, the University of Adelaide is aiming to inspire domestic students who have already studied with us – our alumni – to pursue their interests in further education,” says the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Jennie Shaw.

“In recognition of their prior connection to the University of Adelaide as a graduate, our alumni will be offered a 15% fee discount to their tuition fees upon enrolment. This discount might be enough for one of our domestic graduates to consider taking the next step into a field of study that they had always considered, but held off pursuing for a range of personal or professional reasons.”

To help you achieve your career and study goals, remember to take advantage of the University’s 15% Alumni Tuition Fee Discount for domestic postgraduate students.

This tuition fee discount is only available to domestic University of Adelaide alumni who commence an eligible postgraduate Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award program in 2023. The discount is not transferable and not redeemable for cash or any other benefit. The alumni tuition fee discount is not available for Commonwealth Supported Programs, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, research degrees, fully online programs, or current postgraduate coursework students unless they confer their current program and apply for another eligible award.

Julie's story was originally published on ABC Adelaide's website:

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