Nim Kwan Cheung

Nim Kwan Cheung (Tobey) - BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

"You will not regret your decision to study with Plymouth University; they provide much support in different areas and they try their best to help you on development 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 the waste management and contaminated land, because of the landfill capacity. I would like to be a person that takes part in our environment and helps to save our earth. Therefore, I decided to change my major into studying BSc (Hons) 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 in Plymouth University, not only are they teaching me how to be a professional environmental scientist in a practical way but also teaching me how to shape myself to be better person.

As an international student, there are lots of things to take in like the culture and lifestyle difference. I believe learning is important and life is an adventure; if you do not step out of your comfort zone, there would not be any change or learning in your life.

Plymouth is a relaxing city, very different to Hong Kong. With the help of the staff, I found it easier to adapt to the life in Plymouth University, they helped me lots and I am so grateful to meet a lovely officer in this University.

Going to University is not only the educational enhancement; it is the whole personal development.

There are some experiences that you cannot learn from books or lectures. University is like a mini version of our society, learning how to adjust to fit in, which is a great opportunity for improving and practicing our sociability before entering our society. It is more valuable than the books could teach us."