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 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?
I was honestly overwhelmed and shocked, but it felt like all of the hard work over the past few years is being recognised!
What do you think are the personal qualities that have contributed to your academic achievements?
Dedication, resilience & the willingness to put your heart and soul into what you are passionate about.
How do you motivate yourself towards your studies?
I have always wanted to give back in life, so doing my best in my studies will certainly help me achieve this goal.
Who are your role models?
The people who I surround myself with; whether it be family, friends or my peers.
What are your goals for the future?
Become a high school mathematics teacher in a rural area so that the future generation can follow their dreams.
What are three things you enjoy most about studying at the University of Newcastle?
The UoN lifestyle, my passionate academics and meeting so many amazing new people!
What tips do you have for other students when it comes to excelling in their studies?
Get to know other people in your degree & courses which you do, establish a regular study pattern and think about what how you can help others with the skills that you learn at uni!