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Yuxi Yao studied A-levels with us at Kings before embarking on an Engineering degree at the University of Oxford (#2).

We met up with her at her university to find out about why she chose this area of study, and her plans for the future.


Hi Yuxi. Why are you studying this course?

The reason I’m studying Engineering is that it explains a lot to me. There are so many applications in life and they are all based on theories you may see in books. Also we can use engineering every day in our life, not just in labs and lectures, so we can gain hands-on experience every day.

What are some of the ways that Kings helped you get here?

I think for the application to university Kings can give very personal advice and support, as long as you ask for it. They know what you need and provide you with lots of help. For example, they help you with your subjects, with your UCAS applications, with your English.

“I think for the application to university Kings can give very personal advice and support.”

What’s university in the UK like?

The course is very intense in Oxford, but I’m amazed by the unlimited resources given by the university. So long as we want to learn, and have the capacity, we can make progress. Although it feels quite intense, me and my friends have found out that we have huge potential and can always do better – that’s a process of confidence building I think.

Have you got any plans already for after your degree?

I’m thinking about carrying on studying with Engineering Management to be a better engineer with essential business skills as well.

Would you recommend Kings to anyone who is interested in following a similar path to you?

Yes, that’s a definite yes. I actually recommend Kings to my friends. Kings provided me with a very nice starting point for my life in the UK and I enjoyed it. I got to know the subjects I was interested in better before I started at university. Kings is an international college and I really enjoyed the international atmosphere with friends from different countries. I liked to talk to my tutors, they were so lovely. More importantly, I made life-long friends.

“Kings provided me with a very nice starting point for my life in the UK and I enjoyed it.”


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