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27 November 2006 @ 06:22 pm
Back To School  
I got an early offer today from Victoria University. I've been accepted into the Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) course that a few of my TAFE colleagues went into when we finished the Diploma.

I'm still hoping to get (back) into Melbourne Uni, but this was kind of my minimum comfortable offer that I am certain I want to accept. So that means that I'm definitely going back to study next year.

Damn, if the Liberals had won the election I'd have had free public transport. Remind me again why I voted for the Greens and Labor ahead of the Liberals. :P
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Jacobyak_boy on November 27th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
I sure hope so!
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Jacobyak_boy on November 27th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
It had better be!
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Jacobyak_boy on November 27th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Jessjess2903 on November 28th, 2006 10:38 am (UTC)
Nice work! I always enjoyed ur writing, should be interesting for you to do. Why didn't you do it straight after we finished TAFE? I got accepted into it straight after but went for Arts instead. Which was a mistake, probably should have stayed with that. But oh well, think I'm on the right path now.

I thought Labor was offering free public transport as well? Or at least lower rates?
Jacobyak_boy on November 28th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
They are apparently "reducing" fares for concession tickets, but the exact reduction hasn't been specified. The other main change will be the abolition of Zone 3.
Jacobyak_boy on November 28th, 2006 10:49 am (UTC)
After we finished TAFE I went into the Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting, but I had two problems with that:

1. I didn't feel like I was learning anything all that different to what I had already learnt, and an Advanced Diploma is hardly a more impressive qualification than a Diploma.

2. I was kind of sick of study.

Given that, believe it or not, I am naturally a fairly poor student and have to get pretty motivated to do well, I felt that leaving the course was a better option than flunking out.
(Anonymous) on November 28th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)

Do you know when you'll hear about your other preferences?

Though I think that you're drawing a fairly long bow to claim that the Liberals would actually have followed through with their promise of free transport for students...their promise of free public transport within the cbd morphed into the city circle tram once they'd won.

(I don't know whether it's "acceptable" for me to comment here as I'm not a journal junkie, but I guess that you'll have to just cope...or block me or something)

Jacobyak_boy on November 29th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you.

The first round offers are some time in January.

Are you suggesting that free public transport for students might have been a non-core promise? *gasp*
Kittymoorekittie on November 29th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Jacob!

That's awesome news. At least someone knows what they're doing next year... *sigh*
I hope it all goes brilliantly for you.
Jacobyak_boy on November 29th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Robet Éivaayvah on December 18th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Oooh. University. Good luck! :)