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Yiing Jiun Ng

Malaysia, MArchD Applied Design in Architecture

Brookes doesn’t ask you to follow a certain style but instead your lecturers all help you to develop your own thinking and your own style of Architecture.

Yiing Jiun Ng - Malaysia, MArchD Applied Design in Architecture

Why did you choose Oxford Brookes?
I got a scholarship from my government to come to the UK for my Architecture degree and they gave me options of different UK universities. I was discussing with my friends about which university we should go to and Oxford Brookes was one of my top choices.

Why did you choose to do a MArchD Applied Design in Architecture after BA in Architecture?
I enjoy being here because Brookes doesn’t ask you to follow a certain style but instead your lecturers all help you to develop your own thinking and your own style of Architecture. They give you options for you to explore them yourself. 

What is the best thing about your course?
There’s a lot! For example, learning how to develop my own thinking and letting me choose out of various types of architecture. It allows me to be more creative instead of restricting myself to a certain style. I also like the mix of the technical and the creative part of my course. It makes me think about what I want to do in the future.

Would you recommend your courses to someone interested in Architecture?
Yes, of course! I have friends asking me about my experience at Brookes and I just tell them my experience is great because of all the options I get and the different field trips we get to go on as well. 

How do you like living in Oxford?
I like the fact that it has a beautiful environment and is quiet and homely. You can definitely concentrate when you have to study and not be distracted much. The culture is different but the people, including my academic tutors, are very friendly. I made a lot of new friends in my first year and they’re all really nice and wanted to learn more about my culture. Now I’m still in touch with them even though they have moved back to their home countries.