Meet Jacob Cameron: Academic Excellence Scholar 2020

The Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies were established to reward hard work, persistence and dedication to academic excellence. In this ‘Meet the Scholar’ series we will introduce you to those undergraduate students who are the 2020 recipients of this generous scholarship. Are you ready to be inspired?

What program are you studying?
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics
What year of study are you in?


What did you feel when you heard you were the recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies?
Excited! I got goosebumps when I saw the email.
Jacob Cameron
What do you think are the personal qualities that have contributed to your academic achievements?
Commitment to studies and striving to give my best effort.
How do you motivate yourself towards your studies?
Believing that I am capable of achieving excellent marks and trying to realize that. I want to do my best.
Who are your role models?
Not sure if I have any. Perhaps who I will be, or at least who I want to be, in 10 years can be my role model.
What are your goals for the future?
To continue to excel in my courses, network, and find what area of engineering I wish to pursue.
What are three things you enjoy most about studying at the University of Newcastle?
1. The environment at Callaghan campus (not the mosquitoes)
2. Student lounges where I can study and mingle with other students
3. Opportunities for employment and interaction with academics and other students
What tips do you have for other students when it comes to excelling in their studies?

Do your best to learn independently, but know when you need to ask for help.

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