The Best Graduate Is Coming From English Department

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Nurulina Hakim, S.Pd.

September 17, 2021, Nurulina Hakim, one of English Education Department students has attained an honorable achievement. She was awarded as the best graduate in Universitas Lampung, bringing up the name of her own department. Nurulina completed her study in 3 years and 8 months with the GPA of 3.69. She was not only acing her grade, but also active in several organizations and English contests.

She had conveyed her thoughts on being the best graduate in our interview on Saturday, September 18, 2021, which uttered as follow:

“I feel honored, obviously. I could not believe it since I was insecure about my GPA. So, it is still beyond my consciousness, but still, I think I deserve this position.”

She also stated that being part of an organization has helped her in developing herself and triggering herself to strive for the best.

“I could say, my organization (English Society Unila) affects most of my achievements. I actively participated in many events, as the participant, committee, head, or other staff. It gives me chance to be an active student, to introduce Unila through events that we made or achievements that we gained. I think becoming a student that is proud of my university or that is willing to be known by other people from other universities, become my trigger to be participated in any kind of events (particularly English competitions) that make my university’s name vibrant. In addition, I also learned how to balance my time to be active in the class and improving my skill in the organization.

I was disappointed of my first GPA (3.28) and thought it might be my end of the university life. But, when I started to think that my journey is not finished yet, I furiously crawled to the top conclusion that I would be famous with my achievements, no matter how hard that would take. I finally joined 2 organizations, I actively delivered my aspiration, that I want to be anything to fix my image. The table’s turned. I suddenly became an active student surrounded by ambitious people. Here, I realized, the achievement that I expected was a big score of GPA, but what I got was lots of participation in any kinds of events and met new people that do not have the same background but have the same dream to achieve as many good things as possible. And you might guess “You didn’t improve your GPA, did you?” I did. You should know that a good circle drives you to be good. Even though my GPA was less than most of my classmates (3.69) and one of the lowest GPA of the best graduates in the 6th period, my achievements and participations became my path to become the winner.

Thus, I understand why the university gives more respect to the students who have a lower GPA (still >3.5) but have many achievements, because most of the people just own the score without making any experiences to contribute for the university. So everyone, be active, not for yourself only, but for your university, or better the society.”

Reflecting upon her words, hopefully the youth, especially English Departments students are triggered and empowered to strive toward excellence.

Author: Sarah Salma Diyani

English Department’s Prodigy is on Top Three

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The Rector of UNILA, Prof. Dr. Karomani, M.Si inaugurated Dian Pawitri Ayu as the 3rd best graduate at the university level

 

Dian Pawitri Ayu from English Department University of Lampung was carving out history by becoming the 3rd best graduate at the university level, after unanimously crowned as the best in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP), overstepping the other contenders from varied departments. Dian completed her study in 3 years and 7 months with the GPA of 3.89, and EPT score of 553, granting her the Cum Laude title of Bachelor of Education.

When she was active as a student, Dian was involved in several organizations and clubs, making her actively participated in both academic, and also non-academic affairs.

“Studying in Unila was one of the most influential experience in my life. With such dynamic education system and also varied programs, I have developed some essential potentials within me. This title is an honor yet a huge responsibility to carry with. What I have learned in this great institution should be applied for the sake of community, and the science itself.” 

The testimonial speech has been clearly stated. With such great achievement, comes great challenges ahead.

SEEDS Annual Summit for the New and Better Year

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After one period passed, SEEDS held the 5th Annual Summit (Mubes) with the theme Strength in Unity, which was held at Biruni Cafe, on December 23, 2021. This Annual Summit was conducted to evaluate the activities of SEEDS in the previous period and it was also a momentum for the new formation of boards that will run the organization in the next period.

This activity started with an opening speech through Zoom Meeting by Vice Dean III Dr. Riswanti Rini M. Si and it was continued with the speech of the Head of English Education Department Dr. Ari Nurweni Dip. Tesl M. A who was not present at that moment thus represented by Fajar Riyantika S. Pd., M. A as SEEDS advisor.

By complying the health protocols, this activity was attended by approximately 37 people, including 4 board of trustees and 3 leaders of the assembly. After a long and wise discussion, this annual summit resulted in the decision of Heriyanto being elected as President of SEEDS and Zalfara Tiar Khoirunisa as Vice President of SEEDS for the next year.

Editor: Dita Indah Ardeyanti

Charity with SEEDS X HMJPBS X IMABSI

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Saturday (11/12) the charity event was held by SEEDS (Society of English Education Department) in collaboration with IMABSI (Ikatan Mahasiswa Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia) and HMJPBS (Himpunan Mahasiswa Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni). The Charity event which belongs to Religion Division was successfully conducted on December, 11th 2021 in Miftahul Jannah Orphanage.

This Charity is an annual event that is routinely held for English education students within the scope of FKIP University of Lampung, especially new students from the 2021 batch. This event was attended by approximately 34 people from English Department batch 2019, 2020, and 2021 including IMABSI and HMJPBS members. The donations closed on December, 10th 2021, the money raised amounted to Rp. 2.312.000,- and the groceries also the prizes for games amounted to Rp. 844.500,-. The total funds given to the Miftahul Jannah orphanage amounted to Rp. 3.156.500,-.

Comittees with children of Bussainah Orphanage

By complying the health protocols, this charity event also performed games to enliven the event, such as Word Guessing, Gestures Guessing, and One Heart. “One Heart” game, The rules of the game will be read out in the form of words that are illustrated or perceived through movement and all groups must perform the same move. All students who gathered were happy to be able to share and interact with orphanage children in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. SEEDS will be back with another charity event.

Editor: Febby Cilcila

SEEDS Is Back With A Fun Webinar: Visualize The Future

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Sunday (11/21) was the day on which the SEEDS (Society of English Education Department) work program took place for the umpteenth time. This event was the second series of events from online brotherhood, namely webinar (a collaboration between HRD and Education divisions) where the first series was held since a week ago, namely online competition. Brotherhood itself is an annual event that is routinely held by the HRD division in the SEEDS organization for English education students within the scope of FKIP University of Lampung, especially new students from the 2021 batch. The speaker presented at this event is an expert in the field of English, namely Mr. Reza Pahlevi. He is known as a tutor, linguist, lecturer, quality manager, and even a localization specialist.

The webinar was held with the fun zoom meeting method with the theme “Visualize the Future” where the discussion contained tips and an overview of the world of work. The speaker also focused on discussing examples of careers for English graduates and how to apply them. There are so many job prospects that Mr. Reza Pahlevi described in detail one by one such as; translator, creative writer, product tester, localization specialist, linguist, lecturer, vendor management, project manager, etc.

The target of the webinar, which was more than 100 students of English education at FKIP Unila, really showed their enthusiasm when the webinar was held. Even on the scale of new students, the class of 2021 was very interested and curious about their prospects for work after graduation. They were not only asked about how to get accepted into a bonafide job but also about how to increase student motivation in studying and working at the same time.

In addition to the webinar with special speakers, this event also presented an announcement for the winners of the online competition which has been held since the previous week. This competition consisted of a song cover, speech, podcast, and poster design competition that must be followed by new students from the class of 2021. The announcement of the winner was mentioned at the end of the event after the QNA session was over. Overall, the event ran smoothly from 9 to 11 am. Fortunately, the success of this event could not be separated from the hard work of the 2019 and 2020 SEEDS committees and administrators in it.

The committees themselves monitored and carried out their respective jobdesk offline at the SEEDS homebase. Of course by implementing health protocols and avoid making any ridiculous problems. Right after the zoom meeting was completed, the committee immediately held an on-site evaluation meeting to review the activities on that day and the technical constraint in it. After all, it didn’t end here. SEEDS itself will still hold other creative events for the next management period which of course is expected to attract a larger audience and bring benefits and good influence to more people.

Editor : Febby Cilcila

SEEDS Sports Day was Held by Following Strict Health Protocol

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SEEDS is back with another social gathering involving sports, namely Sports Day. The project which belongs to Public Relation Division was successfully conducted on October, 9th 2021 in Lampung Futsal, Bandar Lampung. By inviting English department students and HMJPBS (Himpunan Mahasiswa Jurusan Pendidkan Bahasa dan Seni), the student association of English Education Department aims to strengthen the bond and increase the engagement within the community. This project was attended by approximately 50 people from English Department batch 2019, 2020, and 2021 including HMJPBS members.

The activities, including futsal, relay race, dodge ball, and other mini games were carried out well by the committee. Concerning Covid-19 that is currently occurring, each committee and participant were required to comply the health protocols by checking body temperature, washing hands, and wearing masks. Dozens of participants were satisfied and happy to be able to meet with their friends in the midst of pandemic. Thus, another sports day will soon be conducted by SEEDS.

Editor: Dita Indah Ardeyanti