O’Neill College Blog

Women: Start making yourself a priority

It’s so common that it’s actually become a cliché: mums put themselves last. Even though Western society is far more equal than it used to be, some things haven’t changed that much. The statistics speak volumes. Women spend nearly twice as long in unpaid work like domestic chores and childcare than men, and more women than men say they feel rushed or pressed for time. The reasons cited for the latter include trying to balance work and family responsibilities and having too many demands...
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Studying Adult

Studying as an Adult: What you need to know

Congratulations on your decision to return to study. This will be an amazing and rewarding road ahead. However, there may be a few challenges to face if you haven’t been in school for years, you’re returning to study after raising children, or you’re swapping careers. If you understand these challenges before they crop up, you can deal with them more effectively. Unrealistic expectations This is something that is incredibly common and one of the main reasons mature-age students drop out,...
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Meaningful Career | O'Neill Kinesiology College

Balancing a Meaningful Career and Family Life

It’s not easy juggling a career and family life, especially if you’re reconsidering your choice of career. Tania McGowan, Director of O’Neill Kinesiology College, said it no longer surprises her how many people – especially women – start a family and then decide their former career is no longer right for them. This is partly due to the demands of the traditional workplace. “Once you have kids, a lot of careers are hard to go back to. You often have no say over the hours you wor...
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Dr Charles Krebs - O'Neill Kinesiology College

Dr. Charles T. Krebs

Charles Krebs' incredible and varied career began long before Kinesiology; he obtained his PhD in Biology & Physiology from Boston University in the 1970s, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Cape Cod. As a Marine Research Scientist, he taught in universities in the USA for 9 years before moving to Australia in 1983 to work as a Marine Scientist and Analytical Chemist.  Just 6 months into his seachange, Charles had a scuba diving accident, experiencing a life-threatening cerebral-spinal...
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Nicolie O'Neill and Tania O'Neill McGowan story

The Story of Us: O’Neill Kinesiology College

Nicolie O’Neill and her daughter, Tania, are the heart and soul of O’Neill Kinesiology College. However, they aren’t the likeliest of duos to start a complementary therapies school – one an accountant hailing from the Wheatbelt and the other a physicist. We chat to Director Tania O’Neill McGowan about their inspiring and unexpected story, and how the two made the college into the successful institution it is today. It started with Nicolie. Now aged in her 60s, she came from a farmin...
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