Tang Hoi Chun, from Hong Kong, studied at our Malaysia Campus for one year on an Inter-Campus Transfer. He is studying MA Business Management in the School of Social Sciences.
How did studying in Malaysia differ from studying in the UK?
The course I did in Malaysia was practically the same as the Edinburgh campus. The lecture slides and revision materials are provided by the Edinburgh campus. However the sizes of class are much smaller than the ones in Edinburgh as it is a new campus that has only been used for two years, meaning it is a lot easier for student to ask lecturers questions regarding the courses should they come across any problems.
What were the highlights from you global student experience?
The opportunities to travel to different countries in Asia with my companions from uni.
How do you think being a global student will benefit you in your career after university?
Having the opportunity to study and travel internationally and be exposed to diverse cultures greatly broadened my horizons and provided me with a new perspective on culture, language skills and strengthened my interpersonal skills. This will be extremely helpful for my career prospect. Being in a new place on my own gives me the ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve - something a lot of employers are looking for these days.
Do you keep in touch with anyone that you met during your Inter-Campus Transfer?
Given the opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds, I managed to make new friends during my year in Malaysia and still stay in contact with them on a regular basis.