After graduating, Yanan secured a job at DS Norden and started their two year programme working on dry bulk chartering and ship operations

"Plymouth is a beautiful coastal city and with rich maritime heritage, which helped me in my decision making."

Cherri at her graduation at Singapore Maritime Academy

Why I chose Plymouth

"I chose the University of Plymouth as I had always wanted to study in the UK, and I knew that Plymouth was well known for my area of interest: Maritime Law degrees. The fact that I could complete in a fast-track way via a 1-year degree program in collaboration with Singapore Maritime Academy was also a factor in me choosing Plymouth. "

Securing a job after graduation

"Immediately after graduation, I joined DS Norden, starting their 2-year programme (doing a rotation in both dry bulk chartering and ship operations)."

"I am still with Norden right now; it's my second year, and I am working on the Panamax Chartering Desk."

"My Maritime Law modules at the University of Plymouth, and the case laws we discussed with Dr Gauci in particular, really helped me a lot when working with charterparty contracts in my job."


"I found Plymouth to be a beautiful coastal city, with nice scenery.  It’s a quiet and peaceful place, enabling me to enjoy my free time outside of my studies too – hanging out with friends, learning cooking, and joining the Photography Club."

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Student surfing at Whitsand Bay in Cornwall (near Plymouth)
Dartmoor pony and foal. 
Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe

Be open-minded

"I would advise any students considering studying at the University of Plymouth to be open-minded – that’s all they will really need to maximise their experience."

"They should embrace the differences of studying abroad, be ready to be independent, and go make friends!"

"There is lots of fun and adventure awaiting them. Study hard, play harder!"

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