We Stood Up For State Council
Now It's the SRC's Turn.
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In our current, hyper competitive world, postgraduate degrees are the stepping stone to a more rewarding career. They require an immense amount of drive and commitment, coupled with an ability to adapt to challenging circumstances. For the hundreds of students who come to UTAS from a diverse range of countries, the hurdles faced are often greater and more complicated.
As an International PhD candidate in Medicine, who has been at UTAS for almost 6 years, I have faced many of these obstacles to get where I am now. My UTAS experience has been great so far, but there are things that can certainly be improved upon. My role as the International Officer on the postgraduate council will be to appreciate the views of international students and ensure that they are represented on the postgraduate council.
The diversity of the postgraduate population is an untapped asset of UTAS, and such diversity should be embraced to highlight what is best about UTAS. These days, academia is all about networking and collaboration, and International students can play a big role in helping nurture such relationships. Similarly, local students are just as important in helping foreign students in assimilating to UTAS life. Imagine a university environment where local and international postgrads from all the faculties are in the same social sphere, looking for ways to enrich each other’s postgrad experience and develop life-long friendships and collaborations. That is my vision for postgrads at UTAS.
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