An experience of a lifetime
RUHISHA Subramaniam from Malaysia (Sri Kuala Lumpur), graduated from Trinity College in 2016 and is currently studying Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Structure and Functions.
She is also a current student at Trinity College Residential.
“I heard about Trinity College Foundation Studies through the promotions from the College when they visited my high school, Sri Kuala Lumpur,” Ruhisha said.
She found the idea of a direct pathway to the University of Melbourne attractive so she began to research admission requirements and apply to the college before her final IGCSEs.
“As cliche as it sounds, my experience in Trinity College Foundations Studies was amazing,” she said.
One of the many important lessons she learnt at Trinity was to not be afraid in getting involved. This experience allowed her to have opportunities and solve problems.
Her teachers encouraged her to be brave and seek out the unknown.
Her chemistry teacher offered personal tutoring, which helped her especially when exams drew closer.
According to Ruhisha, Trinity also encouraged the importance of sustainability, which encouraged her in making an impact, even through the smallest means possible.
Her favourite subject was Drama and History of Ideas as those were subjects that allowed her to express ideas and interest throughout the course.
“I was able to challenge the content, as well as build my own ideas while working with others.”
Ruhisha said Drama gave her a breather from the constant absorption of information and data.
In her opinion, Trinity College Foundation Students has a different environment from high school.
“You will learn to do things on your own and you’ll persevere to get out of your comfort zone,” she explained.
Trinity provided her a stepping stone to the university level as students are able to experience the culture and campus.
In addition, a vibrant city like Melbourne has an array of diverse people all around the world – from its famous coffee culture, to the laidback weekends, there will always be something to do every day.
Melbourne has easy transportation and outgoing people that makes travelling conducive; she has already visited outskirts locations like Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong Ranges, Torquay and more.
She explained that Trinity helped develop her sense of seeking the unknown and intrigue in the field of medical science.
“Trinity has opened many doors for me, leading me to secure a place at the Trinity’s Residential College and a place in one of the top universities in the world, the University of Melbourne,” concluded Ruhisha.
For over 25 years, Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) has been preparing international students for bachelor degrees at the University of Melbourne. Each year over 1,000 students come to the college for the programme that embeds them in the university campus and prepares them academically and experientially for university life and study.
■ For more information about Trinity College Foundation Studies, contact its representative JM Education Group at inquirydata@ jmecc.com, call 03-5633 7732 (HQ) or visit www.jmeducationgroup.com.
Those interested can follow Ruhisha’s hopping adventures on Instagram at #ruhitravelsto and #ruhieatsat.
The foundation programme at AIMST University equips students with adequate academic knowledge and skills needed for success at AIMST and beyond.
The Bishops’ Building at Trinity College.