From Wagga Wagga to Wollongong, Alex Simpson, a recent graduate of Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, talks about her university experience and future.
A Gamilaroi woman, Alex, grew up in Wagga Wagga and has always been involved in sport. She is particularly passionate about horse riding and is always keen to share her love of sport with others. “I used to love helping out the younger kids, whether they were new to sport or whether they were just learning”. This led her to choose a degree which combined her love of sport with teaching.
In 2016, she moved to Wollongong to start her studies. Alex loved that while learning, she had an opportunity to study inside and outside the lecture theaters. She was learning how to teach sport, as well as playing it. Alex also had the opportunity to go to Thailand for an immersive international teaching practical in which she taught students how to play sports. When asked what her future plans are, she said: “I have just gained permanent employment from the department of education at a school in Wollongong, so I’m really happy about that.”
She is also completing her Certificate III in Fitness so she can one day open her own weightlifting gym. Alex recalls the support she had along the way with much appreciation, including from WIC. Congratulations on graduating and winning a permanent position Alex. All the best with your future plans.