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The Big Wake Up.

Turning thirty while doing my masters was one of mixed emotions. Relieved to be making self-guided changes to my life and my career, but at the same time terrified. It really made me question everything: was I smart enough (or just deluded); had I just thrown away a life of ease and security? I came to realise it was curiosity, integrity and discipline not ordinarily smartness that mattered. UBC truly awoke me to a new sense of living and thinking.

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Catherine Manley

Maylands, Australia

Graduated 2015, Master of Education

Faculty of Education