Not only clever in class, but also a champion of English debate competition. He is Alhamdu Ramadhan, UMM's best graduates on the graduation ceremony of the second period of 2017 which took place today (16/5). Alhamdu is a graduate of International Relations (HI) who achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.99.
Andu, familiarly called, admitted that he already familiar with perfect IP, 4.00 during college. "Alhamdulillah, only the first semester I got IP which is not perfect, the rest is 4.00," he said.
During college, Andu served as a vice chairman of the period 2014-2015. Through ILF also, Andu gained a lot of achievements. Among them, the winner of a national English debate contest at UIN Malang, the winner of two regional open debate competitions, and the champion of three English debates at the event held by the Navy.
Andu had also been the best speaker on East Java Varsities English Debate and recently joined the international debate competition in Malaysia Open Debate. In the academic field, Andu became the top five outstanding students at UMM in 2016.
Students from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) was claimed to have no specific tips to be the best graduates. In fact, Andu never target a perfect GPA every semester. "I just always read the material before going to class. At least 30 minutes before going to class, I read," he said.
Andu prefers to maximize learning in the classroom with the lecturer and ask if there is something unclear, rather than having to work hard before the exam. "Do all the work, do not skip, and the most important thing is to keep communication with the lecturers," he said.
Recently, the students who raised "Transpacific Partnership Agreement in New Zealand" as the theme of this thesis spent more days guiding their siblings at the ILF to prepare for debate contest and become judges of English debate events in Malang. In the future, Andu dreamed to continue his education in New Zealand. "Politically, New Zealand is relatively stable. I also want to continue what is my thesis research on New Zealand," he hoped. (Ich / han)