Angelica Louise Bedana (BA, Year 1)

Angelica Louise Bedana (BA, Year 1)

Angelica Louise Bedana (BA, Year 1)

As much as it was supposed to be exhilarating, walking into HKU as a first year undergraduate for the first time petrified me.

I was nervous about being in an alien environment. Plus, I didn’t know how to adapt to new teaching styles, navigate my way around the campus, nor did I know how credits worked. However, that quickly changed as I found people who were more than happy to help. I received advice from other students and the AAO, and was even referred to workshops that helped answer my questions.

There are many things I love about HKU, including the myriad of courses to choose from. Personally, the greatest delight was making friends from different backgrounds. Students from my club and lectures were thrilled to meet new people just as I was, and they were always happy to chat. It’s all very heartwarming, and has become something I look forward to every time I step on campus.

I learnt that you shouldn’t worry about being in a new environment. I once was nervous for feeling small in a big university, but I found that as you spend more time in HKU, it becomes smaller, and everything becomes easier.