27 September 2017

Life at the University of Canterbury

Aaron Chin Yit Bong
Student at University of Canterbury International College (UCIC)

I started my studies at the University of Canterbury International College (UCIC), a separate education provider for new international students.

I took the Foundation Studies in Information Technology as I was interested in studying Computer Science at the University of Canterbury (UC). The UCIC Foundation Studies is comprehensive, high quality and teaches you everything you need to know when studying at UC, including how to find and use journal articles, how to do citation and references, and etc.

After studying at UCIC, I've continued my studies at UC, where I am studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I am privileged to be taught by very experienced lecturers from around the globe (such as USA, Germany, India, Japan, UK, Korea and Malaysia to mention a few) and of course, great Kiwi lecturers which made the education at UC truly of a world standard. In addition, most of my courses require the assignments to be done in teams. This allows me to gain first-hand experience of working with other people, a very important skill to have in the ICT industry. I also have the opportunity to work with Kiwi students as well as overseas students from various countries. This allows me to learn and appreciate different cultures and traditions from all walks of life as well as acquiring a global mindset.

Apart from studies, UC has hundreds of awesome clubs. I am constantly active in various club activities. I am currently involved with 5 clubs and, in some clubs, I hold important roles on the committee. Through club activities, I've gained priceless experience as well as learning new skills. The clubs also acts as a platform to give me further involvement with the local community and to establish a deeper bond with the people. 

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Aaron Chin Yit Bong
Student at University of Canterbury International College (UCIC)