A top year 12 graduate who feared she would never get to attend university because of her asylum seeker status says her dreams are now a reality after being inundated with offers of help and support.
- By Lily Nothling and Dea Clark
Soumi Gopalakrishnan, 19, was the dux of her inner-city Brisbane school who dreamed of becoming a doctor.
But as a Sri Lankan Tamil who fled her home country with her family four years ago, her prospects of going to university were slim.
Asylum seekers are classed as international full-fee-paying students, meaning they are required to pay the…