Congratulations to the following Foundation Studies students, who received scholarships to study at the University of Melbourne.
Receiving a University of Melbourne scholarship was a much-needed confidence booster and affirmation following my first year of studying online; this recognition assured me that my hard work throughout the program finally paid off, and that I was now ready to move onto university after successfully acquiring the lessons and skills my supportive lecturers and tutors provided me.
Now that I’m in my first semester of university, I can affirm that Trinity College’s Foundation Studies program was a monumental stepping stone to ensure I wouldn’t be overwhelmed by the fast-paced structure and high standards of university. As a Foundation Studies student, I improved and refined my research and writing skills, learned to confidently communicate with classmates from all over the world, and engaged myself in a variety of academic disciplines — which have all been instrumental in helping me adjust to the University of Melbourne.
It’s a great honor to be one of the scholarship receivers for the University of Melbourne. The year just passed was definitely a tough one. As an international student from China, I had to cancel my original plan to come to Australia since the national borders were closed. I even considered changing my study abroad program. However, after my first week at Trinity, I changed my mind, since everything here is new and challenging for me; the erudite and informed teachers, the well-formed classes, and rigorous approach led to a place I had never been before. There is much more I could tell, since what I got from here is more than words.
Moreover, during this year, I developed critical thinking and the ability to analyse questions from all directions, which has prepared me for the coming university adventure. Thanks again for all I received from Trinity.
Siying (Arya) Wang