Class of 2021 Sharing – Yoki CHAN
My University Experience
Your university and major
The University of Manchester – Education BSc
What are the challenges in transitioning from high school to university?
One of the challenges of transitioning from high school to university was understanding the gist of each assignment and its requirements. Lessons are also quite different in terms of structure, however surprisingly there are some similarities to the teaching in STC!
What is the greatest experience in your first year of university studies?
I’ve had a lot of great experiences during my first year, but my favourite is volunteering with ReachOut, which is mentoring students from disadvantaged backgrounds. I mentor Year 5 students and it has helped me understand a lot more about the practical aspect of my degree, whilst continuing to spark my passion for my major.
What is the biggest challenge that you have had so far in your year one study?
The biggest challenge I’ve encountered is working with other people from my course during the hybrid of online learning and in person teaching. There were a few ups and downs when coordinating and organising what everyone had to do, however constantly communicating in a group chat helped.
Tips / advice to the STC high school students on their HE planning / applications?
One tip/advice is to apply for a subject or course that you will thoroughly enjoy learning. Even though university rankings and requirements are important to most people when applying to a particular course, I think it is equally as important to choose a program that piques your interest! Make sure to familiarise yourself with course structure, because even if the courses are the same in name, each university differs in how they conduct them, so it is important to find one that suits your learning style.