Alumni Success: From Myanmar to Manchester

  • Agga Kaung Myat
  • From Myanmar 
  • Completed NCUK International Foundation Year
  • Progressed to The University of Manchester, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with IE/PE
student university of manchester
Why did you choose to study with NCUK?

Opting for the NCUK foundation year was a natural choice for me, as it perfectly aligns with my educational and career aspirations. The qualification’s seamless transition from my current college curriculum to the NCUK foundation year offers a golden opportunity to pursue higher education without the stress of a complex application process. This pathway not only guarantees a spot at the university but also ensures a smooth continuation of the academic momentum I’ve built. The chance to delve deeper into my chosen field of study, while benefiting from NCUK’s advanced resources and experienced faculty, is an exciting prospect that a traditional transfer might not provide.

How has your NCUK experience helped you to get to where you are today?

One of the most remarkable ways in which the NCUK International Foundation Year has helped me for the future is by enhancing my critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. The challenging curriculum and interactive learning methods encouraged me to think beyond the surface, analyse complex topics, and develop innovative solutions – skills that are vital for success in higher education and professional life. Moreover, the collaborative projects and group discussions fostered effective communication and teamwork skills, qualities that have proven indispensable in my interactions with peers and professors.

What are your goals for the future?

As a dedicated biomedical student, my future goals are centred around contributing to advancements in medical research and healthcare. Driven by a passion for understanding the intricacies of human health, I aim to pursue postgraduate studies in molecular biology, with a focus on genetic research. My aspiration is to delve into cutting-edge research, unravel the mysteries of genetic disorders, and potentially develop innovative therapies. By collaborating with interdisciplinary teams of scientists, clinicians, and biotechnologists, I hope to bridge the gap between laboratory discoveries and practical medical applications. Ultimately, I envision a career where I can actively contribute to improving diagnostics, treatments, and overall patient outcomes, playing a role in shaping the future of healthcare through the lens of biomedical innovation.

Do you have any advice for future NCUK students?

Embrace the Transition: NCUK offers a bridge between your current education and university-level studies. Embrace this transition period as a valuable opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for success in higher education.

Stay Engaged: Actively participate in classes, discussions, and group projects. Engaging with your peers and professors not only enhances your learning experience but also helps you build a strong network that can benefit you throughout your academic and professional journey.

Effective Time Management: The International Foundation Year may present a more rigorous workload than what you’re accustomed to. Mastering time management skills will be crucial in balancing your studies, assignments, and personal life.

Utilise Resources: Take advantage of the resources provided by NCUK, including academic support, libraries, and research databases. These resources can greatly aid your learning process and give you an edge in your studies.

Enjoy the Journey: Finally, savour every moment of your NCUK experience. It’s a unique and transformative period that will shape your future. Embrace the learning process, make lasting connections, and relish in the growth you’ll undergo as you prepare for your academic journey ahead.

Ready to Start Your Journey?

Find your nearest NCUK Study Centre today and follow in our Alumni’s footsteps!