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?
I heard my phone go off but I was studying so I didn’t check to find the email until an hour later! I was incredibly shocked. Good thing I kept studying though because I didn’t go back to being productive for a good hour or two after I found out!
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?
Study hard. By study hard I mean study smart. Know what is expected of you (don’t ignore the learning goals in your course outline/weekly content) and stay on track. Always be VERY prepared – do your readings, summarise your readings and make sure you actually understand your readings. To-do lists are essential and work out your own study systems (I also recommend taking notes digitally so you can edit them easily come exam time). Lastly, put 100% effort into every assignment and don’t be scared of group work.