- Course: BSc Nutrition
- Nationality: Singaporean/British
Why did you decide to study at the University of Leeds?
I visited quite a few different universities before moving from Singapore, and I really loved the blend of the city and large campus at Leeds. Not only this, but the course content and the structure of the assessment was more practical based, which is what I preferred in comparison to it being more test-based like at the other universities.
What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University and why?
The facilities are brilliant at Leeds, there are always places to sit in the library whether you prefer to work in silence or with a bit of background noise, so it really caters to all study preferences. Some of the modules have also been really interesting and I've learned some interesting facts about the food I eat every day.
Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed so far?
Last semester I completed a titration lab report that was really interesting. It was testing different orange juices in order to find out which one had the highest content of vitamin C. I found this to be a very engaging topic as its something that is applicable to my daily life and it a fun fact to tell people! I learned a lot and through my own experimentation and findings, it was really insightful.
What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?
The city is filled with students so it feels pretty safe and comforting. The city centre is always bustling, with events taking place every weekend. The shops are good and there are some really nice restaurants and cafes. I never get bored in Leeds because there are lots of activities to do such as escape rooms, bowling, trampoline parks and arcades.
What are your ambitions for the future?
At the moment, upon graduating I’d like to complete a masters in Dietetics so that I can practice as a dietician. I really like the idea of using food as a form of medicine to help combat diseases and health conditions.
What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?
I think being at university, in general, has made me a more independent individual as well as more of a critical thinker. There’s a huge jump from high school to university so you learn to adapt to things pretty quickly. So I think the aspect of flexibility will be beneficial for me in the future too.
What would you say to students coming to do the same course?
I would say to be aware that the course is very much a science degree, so be prepared to work really hard and consistently. It’s a really fun programme to study and really applicable to everyday life, so I try and incorporate the information that I learn into my daily life which makes concepts and facts easier to grasp and remember.