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.

Instagram - @Makshinghim | LinkedIn

‌‌shing new profile cropped

Meningitis Awareness - Things You Should Know

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 18 February, 2019

Meningitis is an infection that can affect everyone. Find out why it's important for students to get immunised against this infection right away.

Why you should join the Queen’s Hong Kong Society

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 12 February, 2019

There are over 200 student societies registered with the Queen’s Students’ Union. What makes the Hong Kong Society special? Shing Him, the President and Head of Executive Board, is here to tell you why.

What Happens on a Campus Tour at Queen's University

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 January, 2019

Did you know that you can apply for a free campus tour when considering Queen's or after receiving your offer from Queen's? It's a fantastic way to get to know the University and gives you the chance to learn from current students.

How Queen's Can Help You Reach Your Full Academic Potential

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 5 December, 2018

The Learning Development Service at Queen's University is here to support students who want to improve their academic skills. Shing Him is sharing his experience with the service today.


How to book the cheapest flights from Asia to Belfast

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 8 October, 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.


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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 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.

work on campus

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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 29 April, 2020

Your Belfast experience will be all the richer if you have some extra cash to spend.

china banner

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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 August, 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.

open day banner

10 places around Queen’s to get the best Instagrams

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

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


Results day: What next?

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 16 August, 2018

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


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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 24 October, 2019

Here, I answer some of the unusual questions I’ve been asked about Queen’s by fellow international students.


What happens at our overseas Clearing Events?

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 July, 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.


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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 23 July, 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.

registration banner

What to expect during the Student Registration Process

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

Shing Him is here to explain what exactly happens during the registration and enrolment process.

degree plus banner

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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

The Queen’s experience is about so much more than what you learn on your course.


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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 28 June, 2018

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

lonely banner

Dealing with homesickness when you’re studying abroad

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 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.

GLP banner

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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 25 June, 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.

careers and employability QUB banner

5 Ways Queen’s Careers team can change your life

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 19 June, 2018

Hello, dream job.

Shing banner

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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 11 June, 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.

shing banner

My Journey to Belfast from Hong Kong

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 4 June, 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.


Where to get delicious food from your home country in Belfast

Northern Ireland Student Blog | 29 April, 2020

Let our international students be your culinary guides.

shing blog 5 profile

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

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 10 May, 2018

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

adulting banner

Three things that happen when you come to Queen’s

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 9 May, 2018

You’ll soon start to own this whole adulting thing.

new banner

Three differences between school and university

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 30 April, 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.

School banner

Making the leap from school to university

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 11 April, 2018

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


How to Deal with Mixed Feelings About Leaving Home For University

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 22 March, 2018

International student Shing Him Mak offers his advice on making the move to Belfast from overseas.

St Patrick's banner

My Experience of the St Patrick’s Day Parade

Shing Him Mak, LLB Law | 5 June, 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.