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A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal アシュ
« on: February 18, 2021, 03:55:20 pm »
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Hi everyone!
 
I'm Ashmi but everyone calls me Ash. During high school, I kept a VCE Journey Journal and decided it is time to start up another journal, this time for uni!
 
For those that don't know me, here are some interesting facts about me:
I live for anything choc mint flavoured.
Coffee is an essential item in my daily life. Warning: Do not approach Ashmi if she hasn't had her daily coffee dose.
In my spare time, you will see me photo-editing, sewing some new cosplays or designing something new.
I can easily be bribed with a chocolate éclair or Maccas' hash browns.
I am forever a cat person. Meow.
Slytherin gang🐍
Black pens > Blue pens
I love pastel colours! (Or black and red combo). You will notice many things I own are pastel in colour (especially pink for some strange reason)
The earrings I wear daily have the same design, but different colours depending on my outfit.
 
✰What are you studying in uni?✰
 Currently, as of this post, I am enrolled in the Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Originally I only wanted to do Electrical Engineering, but now I am also considering pursuing Physics to a higher level. I still don't know what path I will take for postgrad, but if there is one thing I know, it is that I plan to be majoring in Physics for my undergrad (unless I am 100% positive I want to do engineering by the end of this year then I will change to Electrical Systems, but I rather do Physics as it gives me more flexibility).
 
There are two main scenarios that I think will play out:
   1. B-SCI -> Master of Engineering (Electrical)
   2. B-SCI -> Master of Science (Physics) -> PhD (Or a plan that will eventually lead to a PhD)
 
If I do decide to pursue Physics, I think the areas I may be interested in are particle physics (high energy) or astrophysics and I'll most likely do a PhD. Who knows I might even do High Energy Astrophysics (would be so handy if I knew a bit of Electrical Engineering too). Option 2 sounds almost unrealistic for me, but you never know what will happen in life. There might also be a possibility that I study overseas for option 2 but that thought is much later down the track. Option 1 however is just as appealing to me as option 2 (how can I say no to anything electricity-related?!). I have always loved anything to do with circuits and engineering lets me have that design aspect that I crave. E.E is like the middle ground between maths, physics and design. To be honest, I feel that I will study both areas at some point in my life, it is just a matter of what I am going to do first.
 
One day, I hope that this lens I am always looking through can focus on a single point and bring some light into my life.
 
✰Do you have any long term goals that you want to accomplish during uni?✰
I have always wanted to go on exchange. There is this one university I would like to go on exchange in particular, especially if I plan to be studying particle physics. It would be a DREAM to visit ETH Zurich (Also known as Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Switzerland. There are a few reasons I want to visit this place, in particular, the first being there are many Nobel Prize Laureates from there (*cough* Albert Einstein *cough*). It is quite prestigious in the science/tech area and has some interesting research going on there. My second big reason I want to go here is that Switzerland is the home of CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory. I really want to see the Large Hadron Collider in person! After seeing so many pictures on the internet of the LHC at CERN (if you don't know what I'm talking about, search it up), you bet I will do anything I can to try and get there.
 
My last long term goal is that by the time I finish uni, I want to be able to look back and say that I am significantly better than when I first started. When I talk about being better, I mean knowing more quality people (networking), taking things one step at a time rather than focusing too far into the future, developing some self-confidence, improving my communication skills, step out of my comfort zone, engage in the community, if possible having a great academic record and lastly, to be happier than I am right now.
 
I'll end this introduction here for this first post. Welcome to my journal and I hope you enjoy watching this chaotic mess unfold. It is going to be one long ride and I hope you can come to join me on this journey without a fixed destination.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 06:30:07 pm by ashmi »
2019-2020: ☆The CASual Journey to the End | Ashmi's VCE Journal☆
2021: ☆A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal☆

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Re: A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 04:09:55 pm »
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Hey ashmi!

I'm so excited to hear about your uni experience! :)

I'm a choc-mint person too! I know you said you live for anything choc mint, but if you had to pick one choc mint thing, what would you pick (please say ice cream!)?

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Re: A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 04:16:36 pm »
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Woohoo you made a uni journal!

I can't wait to see what you get up to in uni, and where your journey takes you. Weather you do physics or EE, they both seem like amazing options and I can see you going either way, only time will tell!

What are your first four units? Good luck with the semester!

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Re: A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 05:30:26 pm »
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*jumps up and down* Ashmi made a uni journal...
Choc mint!
Anyway... excitement.
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Re: A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal アシュ
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 10:12:24 am »
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Hey ashmi!

I'm so excited to hear about your uni experience! :)

I'm a choc-mint person too! I know you said you live for anything choc mint, but if you had to pick one choc mint thing, what would you pick (please say ice cream!)?
Hey lm!🥰

YAYYY another person who loves choc-mint! Of course, I am going to say ice-cream😂 (Choc mint kit kats are also up there on the favs list too!). Choc-mint is one of the best ice cream flavours you can get your hands on. Thanks for stopping and hopefully I update this journal frequently
Geoo
Woohoo you made a uni journal!

I can't wait to see what you get up to in uni, and where your journey takes you. Weather you do physics or EE, they both seem like amazing options and I can see you going either way, only time will tell!

What are your first four units? Good luck with the semester!


Hey Geoo!!🥰

My first units for the semester are Physics 1, Calc 1, Engineering Tech and Society and Chinese 1. I'll go more into this with the journal update below. Thank you so much Geoo for stopping and I'm hoping to hear about your uni experiences soon 🥺. Good luck to you too!!
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*jumps up and down* Ashmi made a uni journal...
Choc mint!
Anyway... excitement.
*Excitement Intensifies*
Hey The Cat In The Hat!!🥰
Lets go choc mint gang🤩
✰Update: 19/02✰

Song of this Journal Update
So uni is about to start after a good 3 months of holidays! It feels so weird being able to relax for a long period of time (it feels like it went quickly though) but I'm ready to get back into a study routine. I'll start with the subjects that I plan to be studying this year.

Semester 1:
Physics 1 (PHYC10003)
Calculus 1 (MAST10005)
Engineering Technology and Society (ENGR10004)
Chinese 1 (CHIN10005)

Semester 2:
Physics 2: Physical Science & Technology (PHYC10004)
Calculus 2 (MAST10006)
Linear Algebra (MAST10007)
Chinese 2 (CHIN10006)

My Timetable

I also have peer mentoring on Thursdays but I haven't included it in this pic (My Thursday classes are online yay!). I have massive gaps between Tuesday - Friday which is good for me cause I struggle to be fully functioning in more than 2 back to back classes. I am quite happy with my timetable and it gives me time to finish work straight after a class.
I have heard that doing Calc 2 and LA together in one semester is not recommended so I'm thinking of reducing my study load to 3 subjects in semester 2 and taking LA in the summer term. If semester 1 goes well, I may consider doing the two subjects together just so I have the summer free. I am looking forward to all of my subjects this semester, especially Physics 1 and Chinese 1. I am slightly worried about all the maths subjects (looking at you Calc 2), but other than that I think it should be manageable. On a side note, I never thought VCE Product Design and Technology would ever be useful again in uni, but man I was dead wrong the moment I enrolled into ENGR10004.

Also, if anyone is currently studying at Unimelb, how hard is it to get a H1? (Especially for STEM subjects).

Now onto some other life stuff. Recently I got a job! I am currently working at this small tuition centre close to home as a student tutor and I absolutely love it. I run all the VCE Physics classes (head of physics now haha), Maths Yr 7 - 11, English Yr 7 - 10 and some of the scholarship test classes. I love my VCE Physics classes and not only does it feel like a dream to teach a small class, but it is also even better that I'm teaching one of my favourite subjects. It is permanent part-time and it will be a great opportunity for me to improve my teaching skills and communication abilities.

The other job I got was the ATAR Notes VCE Author position! So yay I'm writing the VCE Product Design and Technology course notes! I feel like I am writing a mini-thesis but it will definitely be worth it in the end when I can see the whole thing as one big piece. I'm about halfway through writing it up and I'm hoping to finish AOS 2 of Unit 4 tonight (I doubt it but I will try).

O-week is next week and I am excited to finally find out how we can get the hoodies (I hope it's a good design). Anyway, I'm hoping I don't get wrecked this semester. If you have any tips for a jaffy, please let us know! See you guys all for another update soon!❤️
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 10:50:29 am by ashmi »
2019-2020: ☆The CASual Journey to the End | Ashmi's VCE Journal☆
2021: ☆A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal☆

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 10:50:19 am »
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Hey Ash

So excited that you created a uni journal and looking forward to seeing your uni experiences!
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Re: A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal アシュ
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2021, 12:43:51 pm »
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Your subjects seem so interesting! I'm incredibly jealous of you doing Chinese 1 T-T
Congratulations on your tutor and author positions! Are you interested in joining any particular clubs/societies at uni?
Looking forward to reading future updates!
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Re: A Particle in an Electric Field | Ashmi's Uni Journal アシュ
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 02:47:34 pm »
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YAY ASH!! I'm so so happy you made a Uni Journal!!!

I seriously cannot wait to hear and see all about your adventures in Uni!! Your subject set looks great!!

Congrats on the job too!

Good luck for the year ahead, I'm positive you'll smash it!  :D

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 09:00:11 pm »
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Hey Ash! :)

Super happy that you made a Uni Journal! :D
Those look like very interesting units and a good mix.

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 10:08:29 pm »
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I love your journal title!! Keen to read more😊

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A particle in an electric field. A particle moves because of its electric charge and because of the presence of an electrical field right, so if i am interpreting this correctly then as you resemble the particle, then you can change your direction (career path) based your external experiences/influences or from a change within. Idk if I over thought that😂.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2021, 09:48:14 am »
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Yay! I'm so keen to read your updates  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 12:36:22 pm »
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Always awesome to see another person who's interested in physics!! I low-key wanna go to CERN as well ahaha, I just think it would be super cool.
That is one busy timetable! But I've heard that first year is always the worst, so fingers crossed its a little less hectic next year.
Are there any courses you're really excited to take this year, or even over the next couple of years?? :)
I look forward to the next update. I hope you enjoy O-week  ;D
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