Paid PostPosted on 18 Sept 2019If You're A Mature-Aged Student, You'll 100% Understand These 15 ThingsI am NAILING this online uni thing...wait, how do I log in again?by Swinburne OnlineBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. First off, you're relieved that you're ACTUALLY studying what YOU want at uni. Getty Images / Clare Aston Because you know that this is your passion and that you're not doing it just ~because~. 2. You've not come into this degree PRAYING things will just work out and that you'll magically land a job. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF How To Get Away With Murder / Hulu You already know exactly how this degree will lead to a job — and you're taking the right steps to get there. 3. You're pleasantly surprised to learn you actually have your shit together. Getty Images You're not here to slack off — this is all part of your game plan and you GOT THIS! 4. You have to remind yourself that you can do this — you've birthed children. Getty Images / Clare Aston Well...maybe you haven't literally birthed children — but as a mature age student you've definitely seen a lot more of the world. You're going to climb that learning curve! 5. You still prefer taking your notes by hand because you type with two fingers. Getty Images Jokes on the whippersnappers though because your notes look like ART. 6. You don't understand why you're being messaged by classmates on so many different platforms...at the same time. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Cupcake and Dino / Netflix What happened to email? Why don't we just email anymore?? 7. You catch yourself wondering if there was a new language introduced when you were in your mid-20's. Getty Images / Clare Aston Day 225 of your media degree and no one has realised you don't know what meme means. 8. You don't sweat it too much though, because, you know, academic writing still requires full sentences. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fresh Off The Boat / ABC Network Ask me what a topic sentence is, please, I beg you! 9. You don't even want to hear a youngin' venting about their workload. Getty Images/ Clare Aston Your own schedule is jam-packed — but hey, you felt the same way at their age. 10. Because of this, you've given yourself the title QUEEN MULTI-TASKER and you've forced your family to address you as such. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Inhumans / ABC Network You work full time, you maintain roaring social life — not to mention all the people that you've got relying on you. Throw in uni? Why not?! 11. Your tutor is fantastic because you both relate to juggling multiple priorities. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC You both understand the gymnastics involved when you're trying to do homework while simultaneously cooking dinner. 12. You actually don't care about ways to fancy up a presentation. Getty Images / Clare Aston You've got substance, you've got style...you don't need a star-slide transition to wow your tutor. 13. You know how to listen to people instead of YELLING OVER THE TOP OF THEM LIKE THIS! Getty Images Even online discussion boards can get heated — it's nice to have someone there who manages to keep a clear head while making their point. 14. Your uni day consists of you jumping from cafes to restaurants to the beachside. Getty Images You have the freedom to choose where you study and you're forever grateful for it. 15. And finally, you've got an awesome sense of pride that you're accomplishing something that you've always wanted to do. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Modern Family / ABC Network And bloody oath you should! Swinburne Online can help you thrive in an ever-changing world, with a range of flexible courses to suit your needs. Whatever your career aspirations, Swinburne has the right course for you.