Michael Chapman

Michael Chapman
ACT teacher

Master of Education, 2017, Bachelor of Education, 2009

Michael Chapman is living proof that hard work and tenacity pays off. Through using UC’s extensive support services, Michael turned a challenging start to tertiary education into a fulfilling career as a high school teacher.

‘In Year 11 and 12, I had a family member pass away and my grades suffered,’ Michael explains. ‘UC gave me a chance through a bridging course.’

‘I studied really hard, and eventually went into Education. My teachers were incredibly supportive and made sure I had the tools I needed to succeed.’

Michael flourished during his time at UC, embracing uni life and—as a champion mountain runner—taking advantage of UC’s passion for sport. ‘I loved the live music, bars and vibe. During my studies, I had to go overseas to compete in international competitions, and UC supported my ambitions.’

Michael’s passion for life translates into his career as an educator.

‘I take chances. I learn a lot from other teachers. I know better than anyone that if you work hard, you can thrive.’