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Sunday, 25 October 2015

How I Survived My First Year

Yesterday I received an email form a uni staff on behalf of Student Experience team sort of thing, offering me a participation on telling my story of how I survived my first year as a Masters student. My story would then featured on a new app being developed for Masters students starting in 2016. It appeared to be a recommendation given from one of my lecturers to ask for my participation. I happened to build a connection with this lecturer and we had a bit of a talk about my study experience and life as an international student in Melbourne. I was, of course, excited to receive such a recommendation and an offer and therefore I immediately agreed to participate. However, in order to participate I must answer this following questionnaire.

I have been racking my brain trying to get my story out but I have yet come up with anything so far. As a lone survivor, I understand that I have to make my story encouraging for the new students. The problem is, how do I make a good story of many disappointing group works, countless of all-nigther combined with heaps of RedBull to successfully navigating the classes and assessments in the course that I'm a part of? And my final tip/thought is something sounded like a grumble of international students only hang out with peers from the same background and miss the opportunity to improve their English. Surely, these new students didn't pay tens of thousand of Australian dollar to being told off by me.

Well, hopefully I come up with something sooner than later. In the meantime, I'm going to bed and get my beauty sleep.

Until next post

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