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Two students tied for dux. These are their study secrets

Srishti Parashar and Jay Lakhana.

Two Bond University students have tied for the coveted Vice Chancellor’s Dux Award for what is believed to be the first time.

Srishti Parashar (Bachelor of Health Sciences) and Jay Lakhana (Bachelor of Biomedical Science) both recorded a perfect grade point average of 4 and cumulative average of 95 percent for semester 232.

The first-year students hope to go on to complete the Bond Medical Program and become doctors.

Neither had previously received a dux award at high school - so what were the secrets to their study success this semester?

Mr Lakhana, of Sydney, said he had a natural love for science and continuous learning. 

“You’ve got to enjoy it,” he said. 

“But I also love an artistic style of note-taking.

“I use a lot of colours and that helped me find the fun in studying and kept me motivated.” 

Ms Parashar, of Brisbane, said she employed techniques to overcome anxiety.

“My top study tip is to prioritise relaxing,” she said.

“I can get really anxious around my studies.

“Teaching myself to calm down and being able to do that both right before exams and long-term has allowed me to reach my potential.”

Ms Parashar and Mr Lakhana were also joint winners of the Executive Dean’s Award for Health Sciences & Medicine.

Other Dean’s Award winners were Sean Yauk (Law), William Fox (Bond Business School) and Molly Swanson (Society and Design).

Students recognised for grade point averages of 90 percent or above were Chamya Aberathna, Miriam Ayoub, Daniel Eban, Yulia Eliseeva, Tamara Entina, William Fox, Shaurrya Gaind, Kyra Le Sech, Sabah Moloo, Tim Naeger, Ria Nagar, Sophie Rice, Christine Roil, Samuel Sii, Suet Hung So, Molly Swanson, Marcus Ware, Joshua Wong, Zayan Yousuf, Srishti Parashar and Jay Lakhana.

The students were guests at the Vice Chancellor's High Achievers’ Network and Recognition Lunch.

Vice Chancellor and President Tim Brailsford acknowledged the sacrifices the students had made to excel academically. 

“The students in this room have really have had to apply yourselves very diligently, and I appreciate that,” Professor Brailsford said.

“Academic excellence is something to continually strive for and the University celebrates your achievements."

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