There are a lot of opportunities in the UK for international students after they graduated. So I would suggest they should make good use of the resources provided by the University.
More about Yammie
Hello Yammie! You’re now an NTU graduate, but please could you tell us a little bit about your journey to NTU? Where are you from and how did you find out about the University?
I dreamed about studying in the UK at a young age. Fortunately, after finishing my secondary school in Hong Kong, I had an opportunity to study in the UK supported by my parents. During my UCAS application, I received information about NTU and discovered that NTU excels in Architecture. Due to my interest in Architecture, I decided to continue my higher education at NTU.
What course did you study here? What was your favourite thing about it?
I did Architectural Technology at NTU. The faculty is well equipped, especially the workshop. With the resources provided by the University, I practiced modeling and developed my designs quickly.
What was your highlight of your time at NTU?
The highlight of my time must be night outs with my coursemates and friends. Work-life balance is very important for me. Aside of my studies, I enjoy my nightlife so much.
You’re now settled in Nottingham with your partner, who you met whilst studying here! What do the two of you like to do in your spare time in the city?
We spend most of our time running our business. However, when we have spare time, we love to visit different restaurants and learn about their dishes.
Please can you tell us what you’ve been up to since you graduated? We’d love to hear more about your café!
Due to the pandemic, I spent most of my time preparing for the opening of the cafe. Finally, I opened Kofuku House in July 2022. The cafe is an Asian cafe with a variety of drinks and food originating from different Asia countries such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Are there any dishes you recommend? What’s your speciality?
I recommend Hong Kong style french toast and Hong Kong milk tea. These are very traditional food for afternoon tea in Hong Kong. Therefore, I want to introduce my culture to the people in UK as these are food that we Hong Kongers love the most. We also do Japanese Gyudon, Korean Fried Chicken and Taiwanese popcorn Chicken if people want to try out different styles of Asian food.
Finally, do you have any tips or pieces of advice for international students that are coming to the UK for the first time?
Try out as many things as you can, join different societies and meet more people as the Univerisity is a good place to meet people from all over the world with different interests and hobbies. Our university is very helpful so just ask for help if you have any questions.
Party hard and study hard at the same time, enjoy uni life! There are a lot of opportunities in the UK for international students after they graduated. So I would suggest they can make good use of the resources provided by the University.