Jit Min Tan
Malaysia, LLB Law
International students are kind of shy at first. So I’d just tell them it’s better for them to speak up more. And then you get to know more about the culture, you get to learn about the history of this place and everything.
Jit Min Tan - Malaysia, LLB Law
did you decide to study in the UK?
studying Law, so Malaysian law and UK law is the same. I can get some
experience overseas, studying abroad. Stay away from my comfort zone and meet
did you choose to come to Oxford Brookes?
universities in UK, they have connections with the previous university that I
studied at. It’s called Brickfields Asia College. I checked online and then I
liked the environment and it just looked so nice.
the best thing about your course?
best thing about my course is you have to study all the cases and then you get
to write your own opinion, which is a very good thing for me. To write your own
thinking, the views and then you compare with other people and get the
better solution after that.
different did you find the university’s teaching style compared to that of your
previous experience is that they tell you, ‘OK, only just this part is coming
out for exams’, and basically, then they give you the format of how you answer
the question. And then we just memorise and we’ll meet only in the exam hall.
it’s totally different here, you have to learn everything by yourself. Some of
my friends and I, we actually struggled a bit when we first came here. We spoke
to our academic advisor, and then things just got better. And then we had this
mentoring system as well like a mentor and mentee and you get to meet local
learning facilities do you like to use the most at Oxford Brookes?
Library. It’s 24 hours which is very useful since I work part-time as well as
you recommend this course to another student?
Yes, totally. You get your own ideas, you don’t have to just follow everything
do you like most about living in Oxford?
in Oxford, first of all, it’s very near London, But it’s peaceful here,
compared to London.
are your top tips for international students coming to Brookes?
students are kind of shy at first. So I’d just tell them it’s better for them
to speak up more. And then you get to know more about the culture, you get to
learn about the history of this place and everything.