What I’m doing now
Sophia: I'm currently working as a Business Development Executive at Ageas Insurance Company (Asia). I act as a Financial Planner providing suitable investment plans to clients with an ultimate aim of wealth management. I am also a member of the Executive Committee of Hong Kong MBA Toastmaster Club which offers participants a supportive learning environment for enhancing the oral communication and leadership skills.
Hervien: I started my career in the Insurance Litigation Department of Deacons and I am currently working as a Legal Assistant in the Legal Services Department of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx).
Joanna: I'm a Legal Secretary at Boase Cohen & Collins and I'm trying to gain experience within the legal industry.
Ivy: I currently manage the office of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch.
My best Lancaster memory
Sophia: Lancaster is an amazing place where I had created many precious memories with beloved friends; sweat and tears in the Sports Centre, chilling out in college bars, hardcore marketing group projects in Charles Carter, intensive revision at the Library and, of course, the yummy Greek pizza in Pizzetta Cafe Republic. The best Lancaster memories were related to those lovely people I met. I loved to interact with like-minded friends from different parts of the world and to develop lifelong relationships with them.
Hervien: I have many great memories of Lancaster including meeting my best uni friend on the first day I moved into Lonsdale College, chilling with friends during night outs, joining the swimming team and having the chance to participate in Roses and BUCS. I also miss the beautiful sunsets at southwest campus!
Joanna: The following, but not limited to: a) Getting to know my lovely friends in County College and on the law programme b) Joining Lancaster University's Culture Society and volunteering as a Cantonese Teacher c) Preparing dinner and sharing with my flatmates and d) Holding parties for celebrations.
Ivy: I love our idyllic campus and still have fond memories of cycling on my metallic purple 16-gear mountain bike, cherry picking and having after-exam barbecues with friends by Lake Carter. It was also the first time in my life I encountered the world of work during my 3rd year industrial placement of my 4 year degree as a trainee management consultant at the Lancaster Priority Services NHS Trust.
What Lancaster means to me
Sophia: If life is a book, Lancaster has to be one of the best chapters in Sophia's Book! I have been delighted and very proud to be a Lancaster Graduate at the best UK University for Marketing. It was a profound turning point in my life. The diverse learning experience at Lancaster was rewarding and fostered my 'can-do' spirit in the face of various challenges as well as my personal development.
Hervien: Lancaster is the place where I first 'tasted' freedom, made new discoveries and met beloved friends. I have also learnt so much about myself! It was definitely a precious and unforgettable four years.
Joanna: Lancaster is a place that equipped me with the best and necessary skills for my future.
Ivy: Freedom and independence: their costs and benefits.
Valuable and lasting friendships.
Nature to enjoy: daffodils, bunnies, peacocks and ducklings.
Why I volunteer as an alumni group co-ordinator
Sophia: The core reason of being a volunteer for the Hong Kong Alumni Group is because I want to stay connected with the university and make a contribution to the school in return. I strongly believe that building a solid relationship between Lancaster University and its alumni members is very important and beneficial not only for the school, but also but also for the former, current and prospective students. Most importantly, it is always good to make more friends and build up the network.
Hervien: After enjoying the events organised by the Hong Kong Alumni, I felt it is time for me to get involved and make a contribution too. In addition, I would love to stay in touch with university friends and meet more like-minded people from all walks of life.
Joanna: To keep in touch with the university and alumni, to contribute to the university and to benefit all graduates through sharing information and stories.
Ivy: I just feel happy to be able to do something for a world-class university of which I'm so proud to be an alumna. I also hope that I can act as a bridge between alumni from different years.