About Vivian Yuan

“I believe that the UK is one of the best countries for providing high-quality education. Both teachers and fellow students are supportive and friendly. I hope studying in the UK will be a life-changing adventure for our next generation of Hong Kong youngsters too!”

My name is Vivian and I am an education consultant at Britannia StudyLink.

I read Psychology at university. Psychology has helped me to realise a great deal about my growth, as a person and in my career. My development has been significantly assisted by the many positive life experiences I have had, namely studying in the UK. With my academic and professional background in mind, I’m fully committed to helping students to make the most of their time in the UK and reach their full potential.

I started my studies in the UK when I was thirteen. A life-changing decision it may have been – but I have certainly never looked back. I engaged myself in a wide range of activities and courses for self-development such as Combined Cadet Force, hockey, rounders and kayaking – pursuits, I believe, which enabled me to hone skills and interests that I might not have experienced in Hong Kong. Life as a full-time boarder was definitely one of the main highlights of my time in the UK. Although being away from home and adapting to a new way of life was a challenge in the beginning, everyone was really friendly and welcoming which made the transition smooth and easy. How would I describe life as a boarder? Like a sleepover with a group of good friends from different parts of the world! Boarding also allowed me to strengthen my sense of independence. I learned to manage my time and prioritise my studies and activities.

Teaching styles in the UK vary quite markedly from those seen in Hong Kong. For example, teachers in the UK encourage group discussion. They listen to the debates within groups and ask different groups to present their ideas. I learnt to generate my own ideas and think critically instead of just listening to what the teachers say. I genuinely felt that I was an active member of the classroom and school community rather than a passive individual.

I believe that the UK is one of the best countries for providing high-quality education. Both teachers and fellow students are supportive and friendly. I hope studying in the UK will be a life-changing adventure for our next generation of Hong Kong youngsters too!