Shing Him Blog


LLB Law | 2nd Year | Hong Kong

I am the President of Queen’s Hong Kong Society, an International Ambassador and a Campus Tour Guide. As chair of the Hong Kong society, I am responsible for uniting Hong Kong students across Queen’s campus through organised events and social activities with people from other UK universities and in my native Hong Kong. I particularly like my role as a Queen’s Ambassador as I like networking with new people. I like playing piano and exploring the country when I have some free time away from my studies. Having been in Northern Ireland for about a year, I can say it is a fabulous place to live and study with lovely people and scenery that I would have never seen if I studied elsewhere. As a law student, I find it interesting to see the differences between the law here and the law in my native Hong Kong.

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How to book the cheapest flights from Asia to Belfast

8/10/2018 - Unlike GB students, the price of air fare for international students can be quite expensive. Fortunately Shing Him Mak is here with advice on choosing travel options from Asia to Belfast.


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Everything international students need to know before they leave their home country

23/08/2018 - Are you travelling to Belfast for the first time in your life? Don’t miss one of our overseas pre-departure seminars for everything you need know.

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Three Ways to Get a Job in Belfast if you are an International Student

23/08/2018 - Your Belfast experience will be all the richer if you have some extra cash to spend.

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Everything you need to know as a Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau student At Queen’s

23/08/2018 - Studying in Belfast as a Chinese student may be challenging for some of us due to the language barrier, but you can get the most from this experience with this guide.

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10 places around Queen’s to get the best Instagrams

16/08/2018 - Coming to our Open Day? Set your feed on fire at one of these awesome sites around the city.


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Results day: What next?

16/08/2018 - Some people will be happy with their results, while others may not be so lucky to get what they want.


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7 Questions About Queen’s That International Students are Too Embarrassed to Ask

13/08/2018 - Here, I answer some of the unusual questions I’ve been asked about Queen’s by fellow Hong Kong students.


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What happens at our overseas Clearing Events?

25/07/2018 - Even if you didn’t get the results you need, you can still apply to Queen’s through our overseas Clearing events. Here’s the rundown.


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Five things you notice about Belfast when you’re coming from a big city

23/07/2018 - I must admit, moving to Belfast from Hong Kong was kind of a culture shock for me. It’s a capital city with a friendly ‘small town’ feel which sets it apart from London. Here’s why I love it.

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What to expect during the Student Registration Process

28/06/2018 - Shing Him is here to explain what exactly happens during the registration and enrolment process.

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How Your Queen’s Degree Can be the Springboard for a Great Career

28/06/2018 - The Queen’s experience is about so much more than what you learn on your course.


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Go Green at Queen’s: Inside Our Environmental Leadership Programme

28/06/2018 - With global warming a growing problem, every one of us has a role to play in making our planet greener.

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Dealing with homesickness when you’re studying abroad

25/06/2018 - Studying abroad is tough, especially you don’t get to see your friends and family in your home country as often as you’d like.

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Four Things You Can Expect from a Queen’s Career Development Programme

25/06/2018 - I took part in the USA Global Leadership Programme 2018, after an extremely competitive selection process. I had so much fun and made a lot of new friends in the process.

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5 Ways Queen’s Careers team can change your life

19/06/2018 - Hello, dream job.

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Three things to expect when flying to Queen’s from overseas

11/06/2018 - It’s scary landing in a new country, which is why Queen’s student support team are on hand to guide you every step of the way.

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My Journey to Belfast from Hong Kong

4/06/2018 - Leaving home for the first time should be exciting, but at the same time it is nerve-wracking as well. Here is my experience when I first moved from Asia to Belfast.


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Where to get delicious food from your home country in Belfast

10/05/2018 - Let our international students be your culinary guides.

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Four things that will surprise you if you’re coming to Queen's from Asia

10/05/2018 - The driving etiquette is a LOT different from home - and don't even get me started on the accent.

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Three things that happen when you come to Queen’s

9/05/2018 - You’ll soon start to own this whole adulting thing.

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Three differences between school and university

30/04/2018 - From navigating a supersized campus to coping with a sea of new faces, Shing Him Mak explains the main differences between school and university – and how to deal with it all.

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Making the leap from school to university

11/04/2018 - Starting university is a big change from school life, but keep these top tips in mind and it’ll be a breeze.


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How to Deal with Mixed Feelings About Leaving Home For University

22/03/2018 - International student Shing Him Mak offers his advice on making the move to Belfast from overseas.

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My Experience of the St Patrick’s Day Parade

5/06/2018 - The St Patrick’s Day Parade in Belfast is so much fun. I represented the University by participating in the parade in March 2018. Here is my experience.