Dean's letter: End of Semester 1

Dear students,

I trust this has been a productive semester and you’re looking forward to completing exams before a well-earned break. It is important to study hard and prepare well for your exams, but also remember to find time for yourself and to keep ahead of your physical and mental health. The University has support services and academic skills resources to give you tips on exam preparation. If you ever feel overwhelmed, you can reach out for further support.

Putting in more effort and focus consistently results in better grades and this is formally recognised by our faculty. Last Friday I had the privilege of presenting awards to our top achieving students from the last 12 months at the Dean’s Honours Awards. This included awarding the 2022 Bachelor of Commerce Medal to Mr Chee Shuen Ng. I once again congratulate all our award recipients.

If you're studying the Bachelor of Commerce, I would like to remind you that applications for the BCom Internship close Friday 2 June. An internship is an excellent way to try out a career and make connections who may help you find a new role after graduation, so it is something to consider in future if you cannot make the application this time.

During mid-year break you might be, like many of our researchers, taking the opportunity to travel overseas. If instead you would like to go abroad as part of your studies, you might be interested in learning about opportunities to go on student exchange. Bachelor of Commerce students can gain business experience at an overseas partner institution or participate in an international case competition. You will need to apply early so check the application dates.

Best of luck with your exams. When they are over, I hope you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a month off. Stay safe during your break and I look forward to seeing you back on campus for the start of Semester 2 on 24 July.



Professor Paul Kofman