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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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.