Shun Ting Lau

Country: Hong Kong
Subject of study: Politics and International Relations
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

Being able to learn from all aspects of the political academia, ranging from theoretical knowledge to quantitative analysis methods. I was encouraged to scrutinise and attest theories through quantitative methods, which allowed me to develop a critical mindset.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Basketball Club when I was in Year 1.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 Being able to befriend my course mates from different countries and backgrounds who encouraged and motivated me to give it my best while exchanging knowledge to broaden my horizons.

What will you miss the most about University?

Spending time with my friends who were my flatmates in Y1. Since I was the youngest in the group they took me under their wing and we became best friends in Exeter. I will definitely miss the barbecues and the hotpot dinners that we had together, as well as spending much of our downtime together jogging in the park, watching movies and playing video games together.

What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)

 For future students, while the prospect of studying overseas can be quite daunting, but i assure you it is just as daunting for local students. Don’t be afraid to take the initiative in social occasions and you will definitely make new friends along the way. Soon you will be acclimated to the local and British culture. For current students: Work hard, play hard. The time you spent at the library or in your room writing an essay/studying for an exam should be equivalent to the time you spend hanging out with your friends or doing things that you enjoy such as sports. Education is important, but don’t forget about your social life and personal wellbeing.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

I will be attending law school in Hong Kong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


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