Each year, about one in seven Australian year 12 students who do a bachelors degree take a gap year.

Taking a gap year after receiving exam results can  help students relax, build new connections and relationships, and be curious. It can also help them become confidence, perspective, and open-mindedness.

Despite what some assume,  figures have shown that students taking a gap year are just as likely to complete their degree within six years than students who do not.



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Produced By: Tamar Pilobisian

Featured In Story: Narelle Lemon, Professor in Education, Swinburne University of Technology

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 21 December 2022