What do you like about studying here at PolyU?
I enjoy the modules that I am taking and have had many opportunities to participate in things outside of the curriculum such as traveling overseas for service learning, as well as engaging in intercultural activities. In the Summer of 2015, I went to Dabu in Mainland China with the English Learning Centre (ELC) as part of service learning. We were there to teach primary school children English for 5 days. It was a heartening and fun experience interacting with the children, and learning more about Hakka culture.
Furthermore, through the Global Citizen Programme organized by AIESEC in PolyU, I had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka on a 6-week internship, where I contributed to an environmental project that focused on spreading awareness on water conservation and sustainable consumption. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and it allowed me to connect with 11 other delegates from all over the world. I believe that apart from academics, PolyU has a lot of activities and organisations which can promote a well-rounded university life.
What sort of learning experience/ opportunities has our Faculty/ Department offered to you? Please give specific examples.
Since the start of this semester, I have been working for the CEE department in the wastewater laboratories as a student assistant. This has given me a great opportunity to learn more about water monitoring and assessment, and also be exposed to projects that are being undertaken by the research students. By working in the lab, I have learnt a lot about different techniques used in analysing wastewater as well as researched the different methods involved for a more environmentally sustainable option in wastewater treatment.