Micheala Chan – (Engineering, 1st Year)
SCHOOL SUBJECTS: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths
Engineering is such a diverse subject that you never have to worry about getting
bored. There’s also the added benefits that you know you could use your degree to change the
world and there’s always going to be a job out there for you!
What advice would you give prospective students?
If you love what you want to do, you can do it.
Don’t be scared to bet on yourself.
Any specific interview advice?
If it’s really obvious, it’s probably right. And don’t do the deer-in-headlight thing. Talk out loud – the interviewers are only human; they can’t read your mind. If they can’t see your thoughts, they can’t see how great you are.
Has Trinity Hall lived up to your expectations?
It’s beaten them – everybody is so friendly and helpful. Also, it’s just a really pretty college – it’s nice that there’s little side courts and you don’t see all of it the moment you walk in. The fact that you have to pass the porters all the time is great too because they’re really lovely.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I’m not going to lie that work doesn’t take up a lot of time
but there’s loads of societies and friends to hang out with. Plus Cambridge is a lot nicer to run in
than where I live and there’s so many interesting talks that you can just turn up to.
What’s your favourite thing about Trinity Hall/Cambridge?
There’s so much going on all the time and if you have an interest, the chances are there’s someone else out there who loves it too.