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Teaching a new generation

Mark Slatter

Mark Slatter is part of a new generation of education students who will be making use of the facilities at Mawson Lakes campus.

The 33-year-old from Modbury North has chosen the newly-established primary and middle teaching degree, which will qualify him to teach children in years three to nine.

"I've worked in hospitality for eight years, but got to a point where I needed to look at a more stable career," he says.

"I'm interested in where we're going as a society, and I've thought long about how I can make a difference.

"I've chosen teaching because I love kids and I think being involved in their education is one of the best ways that I can contribute to a better future."

Mark says he chose UniSA not only for the convenience "it's close to home and a lot less hassle than travelling across town or into the city" but also because of its progressive curriculum.

"I went along to the information sessions and I was impressed with the school's focus on social justice and sustainability, and where education fits into the global community."

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