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?
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?
It was a real surprise, I had no idea it was coming! Once the shock wore off, the excitement kicked in and I couldn’t wait to share the news with my family and friends. I feel so incredibly grateful to be recognised for my hard work.
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?
My biggest tip for my fellow students would be to trust yourself and be patient – remember that you’re not going to know everything there is to know straight away, that’s why you’re at uni! Also, stay organised because no matter how hard you try sometimes life just gets in the way. Pressure doesn’t always make diamonds, so stay on top of your due dates and give yourself enough time to do your assignments. Finally, don’t let uni consume you – finding that balance is so essential to both your studies and your mental health. Give yourself time to relax and reward yourself for your achievements, you deserve it!