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Joyce Chew Hooi Ying

Chew Hooi Ying


More about Joyce

Why did you decide to study in the UK?

To experience different teaching methods in the UK as well as the culture in the country.

Do you have any advice to students who are thinking about studying in the UK?

Enjoy yourself to the fullest in this country which is full of exciting things that your home country may not have. Whilst enjoying yourself, it is equally important to set your priority right as a student.

What were the key features that attracted you to your course?

Human rights and the various statutes that highlight various rights of individuals attracted me to this course to find out more about the law and rights.

How is the course at NTU different to your course at home?

The teaching method adopted at NTU was different compared to that in Malaysia. The teaching method at NTU allows students to adopt independent learning and encourage students to do further research in the particular topic which are very effectively to understand the module better. It is also relatively easy to get in touch with the teaching staff at NTU whenever I had any problems or questions in my study, which made the course easier to learn.

What has been your favourite module / part of the course?

I enjoyed Medical Law and European Union Law.

What did you find most interesting about Nottingham as a City?

There are many Asian food restaurants in the city.

What places in Nottingham would you like to tell other Malaysian students about?

Wollaton Park is a very beautiful park to visit.

Have you participated in any work experience opportunities?

I volunteer at the Woodland Trust as threat detector as part of my pro bono work. This volunteering work allows me to learn about the effective way to respond to planning application that may pose threat to ancient woodland in the UK.

How do you feel that you have grown personally as well as academically at NTU?

I learnt to be more independent not only in term of looking after my own affairs whilst being away from home, but also have the opportunity to explore different study methods at NTU through the NOW system. This helps to improve my productivity and understand the particular module better.

What do you enjoy most about living in Nottingham?

It is easy to get around the city which make it very convenient to get the grocery that I need.

How well did you adjust to staying in the UK?

I was not able to cope well with the cold weather in the UK. Apart from the weather, I was able to adapt myself to the different lifestyle and culture in the country.

Did you receive any support to make it easier to adjust to studying at NTU or the Law School?

Support from friends and family were fundamental. The friendly staff at NTU also made it easier for me to adjust to studying at NTU.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to return to NTU for the BPTC.

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