Mr Tejas Deshmukh
India, La Trobe University
International Student of the Year – Regional
Tejas is studying a Master of Community Planning and Development at La Trobe’s Bendigo Campus. To date, he has developed his knowledge of regional Victoria with a keen interest in the broader perspectives of sustainability and resilience of country towns with a focus on population changes. Tejas is the current president of the Bendigo International Student Club (BISC). His advice to current and future students is that ‘socialising and student engagement is the key for a better education and learning experien
This award means everything to me. The moment I got to be a finalist I was like ‘is this happening? Is it not?’. Even now, when I won the award, I am thinking ‘is this real?’.
I was initially looking at Melbourne and Sydney to study and then a few students who are studying in Melbourne and Sydney said, ‘You should come to Melbourne. It has so much to offer and is so lively’.