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You are reading: My Story — Student Voice Video Blog: Farhia Mwechiwa

One of 11 children, Farhia is the first to attend university, currently studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Farhia’s biggest struggle with the transition to online learning has been finding a study space at home, to get the most out of the course content while managing her domestic responsibilities.

Farhia is one of eight individuals invited by the NCSEHE to share their challenges and celebrate their triumphs during, and beyond, the COVID-19 pandemic through a series of Student Voice video blogs.


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