I’m a previous student from Trinity College of the University of Melbourne. The year of my experience in Australia is incredible and impressive and I would like to give a brief sharing about what I have been through this year.
For my foundation studies in Melbourne, my very professional and friendly consultant Joshua Tang from AAC has given me a lot of advice and sharing. I feel very thankful for all of his work. In Trinity college, it provides a great variety of courses which cover art, science and commerce. I was studying chemistry and biology as my electives as I had aimed to do chemistry in the university. But what I was impressed most must be the drama part.
Drama aims to provide chances for students to express themselves. This is the first time for me, not knowing what it likes and so on. My drama teacher Danny, is very humorous and makes our lessons always enjoyable. It is pretty a kind of resting as we are not aimed to be a professional actor or actress, but just spare some time for a less academic but more entertaining lesson. Apart from a regular lesson each week, what I must talk about is a large-scale performance called Drama Night. It is simply a performance on stage. We had to create, organize, prepare etc, although I was a quite worried and panic of my final performance, overall must be an extraordinary and amazing experience in my life.
On the other hand, teachers are so much nice and helpful that I have never thought. Especially my lovely chemistry teacher Kerry, she is a nice subject leader, delivering professional knowledge and the most important part, support. Besides talking about academic, there is also a mentoring program that aims to provide assistance for us, like living, housing problems. Friendly chatting with no stress and pressure, just aims to provide support for us.
For the courses consideration when I was in Melbourne, I was thinking about should I do something rather than chemistry in the university.
University of Melbourne is very good in ranking and academic reputation, but the quite narrow course range disappointed me in a certain extent. As I wish to do something else, something that I have never thought of when I was in Hong Kong. Therefore I found Joshua for some discussions and finally I chose a couple of universities to satisfy my wishes. Not just talking about the courses with Joshua but he helped me a lot, like applying those unis for me as well. As I have no experience for doing so, he has handled these very well.Finally, I am going to the University of Sydney for doing a 5-year combined degree with science and law. And luckily I am so glad that I can have this as it is my first choice. Here I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Joshua and my very supportive family.
I believe that leaving our families and going to places where are completely new must be tough and challenging. Supports from families are always my motivation to continue my fight and work. Not always, probably once a month that Skype with my family, each time talks a lot, like any happiness, complains, thoughts, plans etc makes me a kind of release. I love my oversea living and hope you may enjoy yours.