Mr Jacky Ka Kiu CHU
• BSc(ActuarSc) student
• Peer tutor of Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in 2019
• Exchange study at Queen Mary University of London in 2018
"Take risks in life that seem worth-taking and make your stories worth-telling."
"At the time I applied for exchange study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), I was just expecting a half-year break in UK and some other European countries. It turned out to be a much more fruitful and life-changing experience.
The deepest insight I have gained is that in order to learn the most valuable lesson, you need to step out of your comfort zone. I grasped every single opportunity to try new things in the journey — cooking, serving as volunteer and travelling alone — everything you can name. I was a bit hesitant whenever I tried something new, but as time went by I began to feel more comfortable with new attempts. I started to understand that one will never make his story interesting if he chooses to stay on the treadmill — from taking solo trips, I explored cities from my own perspective and choice; from the volunteer work, I connected with like-minded people and engaged in meaningful and fun projects; from the enthusiasm of QMUL students I met at classes, I saw a different attitude in learning — being proactive and expressive in tutorials can actually be quite rewarding and motivating. Indeed, the vibrant studying environment endowed a new meaning to learning, which I found inspiring and beneficial to my study afterwards.”