Undergraduate profile: Hong Chin Ng
Why did you decide to apply for your course at Bristol?
I chose to apply for Environmental Geoscience at the University of Bristol because I found the course units very interesting and relevant to what I want to do in the future.
I like the well-balanced course structure consisting of a series of lectures, practical works, tutorials and field trips.
Besides, the University’s School of Earth Sciences is ranked among the top in the UK. I am also happy that the University is situated in the heart of Bristol city, where things are convenient and exciting.
What do you like best about your course?
Field trips! I get to apply knowledge learned into practice. Field works also help to sharpen my observation skills, facilitate my thought processes and enhance my interpretation skills.
It is fascinating being able to travel, learn and work together with course mates on field trips.
What would you like to do once you've got your degree?
My long-term career aspiration is to reduce the negative impacts of human activities towards the environment and to promote sustainable development.
After finishing the degree, I plan to pursue a masters course in environmental science, and, if possible, a PhD before I enter the industry. In particular, I want to work on climate change mitigation and contaminant remediation.
What would you say to a prospective student?
The School of Earth Sciences has a strong academic reputation. The course has a good combination of subjects to provide students with the appropriate skills to become a competent Earth scientist.
The University offers helpful services, and life in Bristol is entertaining. I strongly recommend anyone who considers studying Earth sciences to join us at the University of Bristol.
Hong Chin Ng, BSc Environmental Geoscience