Maya Valente


On top of the normal stresses of Year 12, Maya Valente felt the strain of her father living away from home for work...

Maya Valente

On top of the normal stresses of Year 12, Maya Valente felt the strain of her father living away from home for work: “We would only see him on weekends, so that was tough. I worried a bit about that.” Maya, from Mount Beauty in northern-eastern Victoria, applied through Access Melbourne for special consideration for living in a rural area and for difficult circumstances. She secured a place in the Bachelor of Science despite falling just short of achieving the ATAR for the course. “For me it was really important because I think with my ATAR I wouldn’t have gotten in first round without Access Melbourne.”