I am currently studying the Diploma in Business Information Systems and I intend to commence the Bachelor of Information Technology after the completion of this course. I have already received my offer for the Bachelor of Information Technology.
In Nepal, our schools end at year ten and then we are eligible to take up the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination. After passing the SLC, I went to college for two years, passed the Higher Secondary Education Board examination and received my transcript and other educational certificates. Then I took IELTS classes and after taking the IELTS examination I applied to ACU with all the academic documents, IELTS score sheet and Statement of Purpose. IELTS classes are the additional classes that I have taken after finishing high school and before applying to ACU. Apart from that I have tutored a few children and I have tutored a friend for her IELTS examination.
My university experience has been a good one. I cannot say it has been fantastic as there are many things that could have been different and better. Nonetheless, the people are friendly and helpful and it is a well-facilitated university with a good academic background.
My tutors and lecturers are exactly what I would have wished for. They differ from one to another in teaching techniques and styles. Some motivate me more than others but all of them have one thing in common, that is, they are the best in their fields and they know how to teach really well. However, some are able to give clear specifications on assignments and others are a bit reluctant when it comes to helping with assignments and some of the teachers reply really late to emails which is the only problem I have.
ACU is a very good place to learn and thrive. However, I would advise international students to carefully select their course and know beforehand what the course contents are. Research the requirements of studying at university and plan your budget. The teaching mode may differ significantly and adjusting with assignments and due dates may not be easy but you need to do your best. So, if you have a gap between uni and school, develop a habit of reading and be familiar with technology and the internet even if you are new to the world of the internet and computers as they are a major part of your university studies.
Avoid depending too much on others and learn to ask questions and know how and whom to ask for help when needed. Please attend the International Students Orientation and do not expect too much from anyone. You are the one who needs to do the hard work.
In the short term, I would like to pass with a distinction and be a PASS instructor at uni as I would love to help other students achieve their academic goals. In the long term, I plan to graduate with promising marks and have an career in the IT sector as a programmer, application developer or software developer. I also want to use my skills to connect the remote parts of the world with the power of the internet so that people can learn the basics of personal hygiene, environmental sanitation and preparation of balanced diet with the available food sources.