Our Deputy Head Boy, Chuen Leik Low (U6, Xt), tells us more about himself in this week's 'Meet the Prefect'.
- What A Levels are you taking and what thoughts do you have for the future?
I’m currently taking Further Maths, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry. I plan to take a gap year to gain some work experience before going on to read Computer Science at university. In the long-run, I hope to be at the helm of my own tech company someday in the future!
- What made you want to be a College prefect?
I said this when I first applied for the role and it still hasn’t changed; it is the desire to bring about and enact change where needed that spurred me on. Far too often you hear complaints without anything actually being done to address them, so I wanted to be in a position where I could take these issues into my own hands and resolve them, or at the very least make these concerns heard.
- How has being a prefect helped your leadership skills?
I have had to work with a wide variety of people, not all of whom I have always necessarily agreed with. This made it a necessity to be able to step back from a situation, assess it from several viewpoints, and come up with a reasonable solution. Another crucial thing I’ve picked up over the year is the ability to come to terms with the harsh reality of falling short of expectations, be it in overly ambitious personal goals or unrealistic aims, yet forging on and seeing it through.
- What is your favourite meal at College?
It would have to be the roasts we get, especially after the new catering. It perfectly captures the heart and soul of British cuisine.
- If you could make one new rule for College what would it be?
It’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to, but it would probably be a limit on how much prep could be set on a single day!
- What will you miss most about College?
In my short time here, I’ve come to grow rather fond of both the buildings and scenery that are so different from back home, but it will be the people that I miss the most. A school is only a couple of buildings without the joyous laughter and excited voices of pupils and teachers to occupy it. I may not have got to know everyone as well as I would have liked to, but every person I’ve met here has made this experience all that more special and it is them which I will definitely miss the most.