Meet a student: Jules Allen

Portrait of Jules Allen

Jules Allen
Bachelor of Social Science
Media commentator and public speaker
Foster Care Australia ambassador
Adopt Change ambassador

Jules Allen had been working in youth support and child protection for several years when she decided to boost her TAFE qualifications. She started a Bachelor of Social Science at 30, juggling full-time study with work and being a parent.

"Theories of sociology helped me make sense of what was going on and to see issues from a different perspective. It taught me a lot about communication and the art of listening and asking questions. I found my people within the degree – we were interested in how society works and what we could do to change it."

Jules uses her media profile to raise awareness of young people in crisis, the foster care system and child protection.