The degree that I am pursuing is BA General at Wits University and I major in Media Studies and Sociology. Please help me raise money so that i can pay for my accommodation and for my study material. 2018 was my 2nd year of study, however things did not go as planned as I failed to meet the minimum requirements for the next year of study (2019).as a result I was excluded from Wits University and had to undergo an appeal process in order to be granted permission back into the school. My appeal was a success and I was granted permission to register under certain conditions which I signed in agreement to adhere. However after registering the last step was to check if Nsfas would still fund me, but to my demise I lost the funding due to not meeting the minimum requirements.
The reason for failing to meet the minimum requirements in 2018 I am accountable for. I intend to not excuse myself but to take full responsibility and provide an explanation of what led to the circumstances. Im a brilliant student, and this is one one of the reasons I qualified with maximum requirements for this degree. At the outset all was well and I had no problems until I got affected by mild anxiety this was when I realised that most of my year marks were very low . I was was shocked by this because I know that I am a brilliant student this decreased my morale and I ended up always overthinking and lived in constant fear of being alone, my marks started going down and that made it worse. Because I am one to deal with things alone, I started self-studying and started depriving myself of sleep. I had high fatigue all the time, endless headaches and poor concentration. I was always anxious about failing as I had not failed before and stopped believing in myself. I was struggling to do good in my academics in vain. I consulted often with the lectures and student advisers, I put so much pressure in myself and became more negative.I wrote most of my final exams mentally exhausted and high fatigue to to my poor study methods and lack of sleep.
After being overwhelmed by anxiety in my own space and keeping things to myself I decided to talk to my guardian and she gave me useful advice and encouraged me to go to church more often in order to find inner peace. My relationship with pastor grew, but he is a very busy man so he referred me to Ms Mpho, who played the role of counseling me. We had weekly sessions and they were very motivating and eye-opening. I was encouraged to consult more and joined study groups. I was also still studying till dawn more, until my final exams commenced.
My academic plan is to stop all the study habits I used last year and use the ones I used my highschool years and in my first year. I have already started practicing productive study methods by using old sty materials. I also intend to consult more with lecturers amd do follow ups. I want to stop being a passive student and I'm also prepared to seek proper counseling from the Career Counseling and Development Unit (CCDU) at school. My aim is to commence the academic year with a healthy mind. I now realize that I've been procrastinating a lot and being too negative, wasting most of my time worrying and dwelling in sadness which is why I think the CCDU will help keep my mind at ease. My future plan is to cut off leisure time and invest more time in my school work.
I have learnt my lesson and have read a lot on how to deal with stress, anxiety and pressure. I humbly plead for anyone reading this to help with donating money towards my outstanding fees for 2019. I lobe Wits University and this degree means a lot to me as it is very complex and has a lot of job opportunities. I have never failed before and failing for the first time to the extent of losing funding hurts me a lot. I am the first to go to university in my family and a lot of people are counting on me to finish this degree and find a good job. I promise to fully dedicate myself to this degree and aim not to let wt down anyone who will contribute towards it with the donations,also, I promise to cope with all the commitments I have declared in this description.
I understand that its not a lot of people willing to fund someone who failed, but I have seen my faults and have learnt a lot of lessons. I saw my future flash before my eyes, and it hurt me to see that I might be stuck to my current situation if I do not get funding. I have hope and faith in reaching the amount I need. Thank you for visiting my profile.