An ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time

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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@, call 03-5633 7732 (HQ) or visit www.jme­d­u­ca­tion­

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.

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