"By being goal-oriented and seizing the opportunity to pursue what interests you, enjoy life to the fullest."
Isaac, who started studying at the University of Bristol last September, is currently enrolled in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) foundation programme, with a focus on mechanical engineering.
"Studying the foundation programme in university allows me to concentrate on my desired subjects earlier than my peers, and I see it as an advantage." Isaac had already developed an interest in engineering during middle school and was determined to pursue a career in this field. In order to adapt to university life a year earlier and focus on his major subjects, he decided to skip the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) and directly enrol in the University of Bristol's renowned engineering bridging programme.
"Online classes don't feel too unfamiliar, and I even feel the teachers' extra care in one-on-one interactions."
Due to the pandemic, Isaac mentioned that most classes were conducted online. The professors also arranged online group discussions and provided opportunities for walk-in sessions, aiming to provide a classroom-like experience. Even though it was online teaching, the teachers put a lot of effort into writing detailed feedback for each student's assignments (see image).