Ligia’s Western Sydney University

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John Edwards was my first professor and his classes were always casual and fun!.

Lawrence Potter was another memorable professor at uni. I also had a few units with him that I still remember like it was yesterday. One good example was the unit “Integrated Business Experience” taught by him, in which we had a competition among the groups to develop a new café for the Bulldogs brand (a professional rugby league football club in Sydney) in one specific suburb of Sydney. One person from the Bulldogs’ marketing team actually came to class to watch our presentation and select the best one. It was an unforgettable moment at uni. To learn more of the “unforgettable moments” at university for Ligia, then click here.

A supportive learning environment: round-the-clock

A lot of the professors that I had the opportunity to talk to were very understanding because they were used to my situation as an international student. But then again, I always met the requirements, all the deadlines. I’m not one of those students that just gets there and says, hey, I forgot to do this, I didn’t have time to do that! I’m a very organised person when it comes to my obligations. But they were supportive of the course if I had to redo something. For one of my units, I think I got just a pass. It wasn’t a good grade, so I went to the professor and I said, I want to change this, I need to increase my GPA because of my scholarship and I just wanted to do better. And then he gave me an opportunity to submit my assessment again, to redo my assessment on that occasion, which was great. He explained to me what went wrong, what I could have done to improve it. I remember that situation because that was the worst grade that I’d got – before that I had always done well at all my uni studies – and he gave me a lot of support at that time and I was able to improve the grade as a result. Click here to read Ligia’s inspirational story about why she wanted to study so hard at University, and better her life.

For one of my units I think I got just a pass. I went to the professor and I said, I want to change this, I need to increase my GPA. He gave me an opportunity to submit my assessment again, to redo my assessment on that occasion, which was great.