"You will not regret your decision to study with Plymouth University; they provide support in different areas and try their best to help develop you, not just academically but also personally - that is something other universities cannot provide.
I studied my higher diploma in Analytical Science and Biotechnology at Hong Kong Institute of Vocation Education, which has a partnership with Plymouth University. The environmental situation is getting everyone’s attention in Hong Kong, especially in terms of waste management and contaminated land because of landfill capacity. I would like to be a person that takes part in our environment and helps save our Earth, therefore I decided to change my major to environmental science when I applied to Plymouth University.
Being an environmental scientist, there is a lot of work to do; luckily I chose to further my studies at Plymouth University. Not only are they teaching me how to be a professional environmental scientist in a practical way but also how to shape myself into a better person.
As an international student, there are lots of things to take in, such as cultural and lifestyle differences. I believe learning is important and life is an adventure; if you do not step outside of your comfort zone there will not be opportunities for change or learning in your life.
Plymouth is a relaxing city, very different to Hong Kong. With the help of staff I found it easier to adapt to life at Plymouth University, they helped me a lot and I am very grateful to have met a lovely officer within the University.
Going to university is not only an educational enhancement; it is also a whole personal development.
There are some experiences which you cannot learn from books or lectures. University is like a miniature version of society in which we learn how to adjust and fit in, which is a great opportunity for improving and practising our sociability before entering society. It is more valuable than anything books could have taught us."