Living and learning at Plymouth
It was the Singapore Maritime Academy that sparked my interest in the maritime industry. I had a desire for an overseas study experience and was awarded the MaritimeONE Scholarship (SMA-PU), managed by the Singapore Maritime Foundation, which led to me pursuing my studies with Plymouth.
At Plymouth I was given the opportunity to visit the Port of Rotterdam, the largest container port in Europe. I also got to visit the Port of Antwerp in Belgium as well.
These were the trips that inspired me to take up a career in the port industry. This experience, alongside the modules I was taught, gave me sufficient knowledge to join the industry as a fresh graduate.
I had a really fruitful and memorable experience at Plymouth. The international admissions were very helpful during my studies. For accommodation, there were many agencies that were affiliated with the institute and I did not face any issues adapting to the UK. I perhaps should have been more involved with the career advisory activities provided by the career advisers, but skills wise, I am confident that the career and employability services provide courses suited to students’ needs.