“Why get down to business if you can't do it well,” says Kheda Akhaeva, excellent student of RUDN University
How did you choose a university?
I studied in Kazakhstan and my decision to study in Russia came spontaneously — I was already in the 11th grade. My brother already lived in Moscow. On RUDN University website, I read the descriptions of the programs, on RUDN University YouTube channel I watched videos of scientific conferences, festivals, concerts and exhibitions of student national communities, which were so exciting. RUDN is a small planet. You don’t need to fly anywhere to see something new. It is enough to go to university and be curious. Therefore, I applied only here.
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Be at your best and do what you love perfectly. Why get down to business if you can’t do it well.
What do you need for comfortable studies?
Someone likes to study with a book in a quiet library, while someone cannot do without the Internet and video courses. For me, comfortable studying is not only a place or format, but also people. For me, professional teachers and a friendly group are important.
Why did you choose “Psychological and pedagogical foundations of organizational and management activities”?
In primary school, I dreamed of becoming a teacher, then I took to psychology. So this combination suits me perfectly. I have never regretted the choice.
What or who inspires you?
Communication with parents, brother and friends. They are for me a bigger example in life than famous personalities.
Anything can inspire me: motivating books, a conversation with loved ones. One of the most recent inspirational books is The Magic of the Morning by Hal Elrod. It’s about how the first hour of the day can determine our success.
What do you do besides studying?
I am fond of the national Chechen dance — lezginka. At school, my brothers and sisters and I often performed with the national Chechen dance group. At the university I once performed at the Institute of Foreign Languages as a member of a female ensemble. I went to Moscow ensembles of the Lezginka “Ansar” and “Bart”, but I have not yet performed with them.
I like to cook national dishes and find new recipes. The Chechens have a wonderful dish called “zhizhig-galnash” — I an very good at it.
What is your area of scientific interests?
My bachelor’s paper was on the topic “Inclusive education for people with disabilities in the educational process of a university on the example of RUDN University.” I investigated the availability of quality education for people with disabilities and special needs. This is one of the priority directions of state policy in the field of higher education. We studied implementation of inclusive education in universities using the example of RUDN University, and also determined the readiness of teachers for this and the level of student tolerance.
Have you decided on your future area of work yet?
I am interested in education, I dream of teaching at the university. At the same time, I think that I could become a good manager — perhaps even run an educational organization.
What is your life credo?
Smile more often.
Do you have some kind of life hack for good academic performance?
Learn to alternate between study and rest.
What advice could you give to first-year students?
This is the best time. Don’t waste it. You have entered a gorgeous university. They teach well here, there are great opportunities, and there is wonderful friendly atmosphere.
August 2, Oleg Yastrebov, RUDN Rector held a traditional meeting with international students. 167 participants were online, 23 came in person, managing to discuss more than 50 issues. Read the answers to the most important ones.