FOR 52-year-old Annette Seymour, starting university next year to study archaeology means the world to her considering she never completed high school.
The Anaiwan and Wiradjuri woman from Maryborough said she loved science in school but was told to quit.
"I'm the youngest of five and none of my siblings finished school so my parents decided I shouldn't either," she said.
"I was a bright student and was in the top 10% of the school and just because I never had the chance to excel then, doesn't mean I can't do it now."
The mother of four opted for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in archaeology in the hopes of digging into areas where her ancestors lived in New South Wales.