Remember what you come for – success will follow
By Vinit Shende, University of Sunderland
Studying abroad in any country is an intense decision made by a student. This crucial step can convert student life into a professional and decisive one. Students overseas are quite independent and self reliant in making their own decisions. They gain an ability to move ahead and live with confidence in this competitive world.
The foremost thing that a student needs when travelling abroad is the ability of ‘adjustment’. Students will face tough situations and how they tackle these and keep moving ahead in life, depends on the students themselves. There will always be problems, but a little bit of planning will prevent them from affecting the studies of the student.
Students shouldn’t give up with the new and com
plicated study pattern, rather enjoy it and work harder on it initially. To talk about myself, I faced the biggest trauma of my life when I got a re-assessment in my first module. I was completely shattered and could not tell my parents as I knew they would get hurt and very tense. It took me some time to figure things out and finally I decided to re-submit my work. I cleared the module with a near first class. This lesson I learnt I cannot forget ever in my life. Later, I confessed this story to my parents and they were actually quite happy with my struggle and achievement. My credits in the 2nd and 3rd module improved tremendously and I was able to reach the 70 credit mark.
Moral of the story: Decide what you come for and work hard on your initial priorities; further success will follow your path with consistent hard work. Jai hind!