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“I also really enjoy the pace and beauty of the city, where you can walk around and get coffee and pastries to pass the day, while studying of course,” says Teoh.“I also really enjoy the pace and beauty of the city, where you can walk around and get coffee and pastries to pass the day, while studying of course,” says Teoh.

LAW student Teoh Yun Xin is having a wonderful time at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

“I’ve been here for over a year now, and the highlights are definitely the people that I have met. You can find a great community within your college.

“I also really enjoy the pace and beauty of the city, where you can walk around and get coffee and pastries to pass the day, while studying of course,” she says.

Before her stint in the UK, Teoh fondly reflects on the community that supported her at Taylor’s College as she completed her Cambridge A Levels (CAL), which helped prepare her for her current phase in life.

“My time at Taylor's has definitely prepared me in terms of confidence and academics.

“Taking A-Level Law definitely helped me with understanding a few of the papers I will take or have taken here.

“On the social side, Taylor's has also given me a really supportive community – shout out to my lecturers! I also had an amazing group of friends to study and have fun with,” she adds.

Ng (far left) admits that she lost motivation to study during the pandemic, but her lecturers gave personal tutoring sessions to help students get back on track.Ng (far left) admits that she lost motivation to study during the pandemic, but her lecturers gave personal tutoring sessions to help students get back on track.

Sharing this sentiment is Taylor’s CAL student Cynthia Ng, who was recently accepted into University College London to read biomedical science.

She shares, “The most important factor for my achievements was the quality of teachers in Taylor's,”

“My subject teachers were superb – very supportive and helpful, which made me work harder to attain good grades.”

Ng admits that adapting to online learning when the Covid-19 pandemic hit was a difficult process, as her motivation to concentrate in class depleted.

“Luckily, my lecturers were very understanding and some of them provided one-to-one tutoring sessions to help those who were falling behind in class,” says Ng, adding that eventually she picked up her pace of work thanks to her lecturers’ support.

As for Taylor’s College SACE International student Joash Yeap Ken Joo, the pandemic made it difficult to develop friendships.

“Fortunately, lecturers were aware of this as they always gave us group projects that allowed us to work with our classmates and make new friends,” says Yeap.

He and his newfound friends motivated each other during tough times in their studies.

Ng testifies that the community support at Taylor’s was crucial to her experience, including the University Placement Services, which was her ‘lifesaver’ when it came to university applications by giving her all the information needed and guiding her every step of the way.

Yeap (top, middle) with his classmates in an online class.Yeap (top, middle) with his classmates in an online class.

It is no surprise then that Ng advises students who are ‘shopping’ for a college to consider the learning environment and support the college provides.

Yeap adds that one should consider the structure of a programme that suits his or her learning style, as well as the college reputation.

“I chose to study at Taylor’s because of their consistent results of producing students with flying colours,” he says.

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