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 Music (Honours).
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 ecstatic to hear I was a recipient of this Scholarship. To see that the hours of studying, practicing, rehearsing and performing over the course of my degree paid off.
What do you think are the personal qualities that have contributed to your academic achievements?
How do you motivate yourself towards your studies?
Who are your role models?
What are your goals for the future?
What are three things you enjoy most about studying at the University of Newcastle?
What tips do you have for other students when it comes to excelling in their studies?
I could go on about ‘getting your head in the books’ or ‘give it a red hot go’, but the biggest tip I’d give would be to make sure you have a healthy study/life balance. Make sure you make time for yourself for non-study related hobbies, maintain your friendships and connections, and to not overwork yourself. I’d also suggest surrounding yourself with like-minded, motivated students who you can work together with and have a laugh. Everyone’s in the same boat, so the bigger a support network you can develop with your peers the better.