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Top scholars grateful for support

1 September, 2020
News and events

Our most recent batch of Excellent Scholars are grateful to their lecturers for the support they’ve provided to help them succeed.

Staff and students gathered on Microsoft Teams yesterday for our Excellent Scholar Awards, which celebrate the students who achieved top grades in each programme during the last Study Block.

Those students were Shihong Zheng, Yuhan Li, Udesh Muthuranga Hettige, Jasmeen Kaur, Cecelia Samantha George, Thi Phuong Anh Le, Polina Artiushkina, Jinwei Yang, Dhiya Denny, Nemanja Vukikjevikj, Santhosh Kumar Kumaresan, Joanna Ritz De Cracia, Pai Liu and Richard Nange.

Group Chief Executive Sam Alavi told students their awards were a great achievement in a difficult time and worthy of a double celebration.

Award winners then had the opportunity to share the secrets of their success. They talked about working hard and not being afraid to ask for help. Many said how grateful they were for the support they received from their lecturers during this difficult time.

Staff spoke about the community of learning here at OPAIC where all staff and students learn from each other. They said students had worked together and helped each other out during the lockdown. They showed comradery, worked hard, and had fun getting involved in experiential exercises.

Staff also talked about the strong bonds students and alumni had with each other and with the campus as a result of the support everyone gives each other inside and outside of the classroom.