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Alec McClymont: Adelaide Uni Scholarship Recipient

University of Adelaide Principal's Scholarship Recipient

I am currently at the University of Adelaide studying a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I don’t think that I could tell you how many times I have had to tell people that over the last six months.

I have loved my time at University so far. The atmosphere is great, the people are amazing and there are so many opportunities and freedoms that you don’t get at school.

One of the many things that I have learnt over my short time at University is that I cannot procrastinate anymore. There are always things due, and if you don’t keep on top of them then it is far too easy to fall behind, because there are no more teachers reminding me every day when things are due. There is also a lot less time to fit everything in. With the University semester only 12 weeks long, and the courses having as much information as you learn in a full year at school, it has been pretty intense.

Another of the great things about University is that there are so many awesome people - in your course and in the clubs and activities that you can be a part of. It seems so scary the first week that there are hundreds of new people you might not have ever seen before. But then you realise the people in your course and your classes are awesome people, you make some really good friendships with people that are passionate about the same things that you are.

I was lucky to be awarded the University of Adelaide Principal’s Scholarship. This has given me some money that I can use to support myself during my first year. And it means I can pay for things like petrol and train fares to get to and from University, as well as the occasional coffee, that if it isn’t already, will soon be a staple of your diet. It also means that I am able to focus more on my studies and not have to worry about balancing a job, study and a social life.

I would like to thank St Columba College for the many opportunities they have given me, while I was there and now as I continue on my journey. I hope that you too get everything that you can get out of your time there and into your future.

Alec McClymont 2015 Graduated Student

20/05/16