Choose Trinity College for best preparation before entering university
Choose Trinity college to prepare yourself best before entering university.
Meet and discuss with the insttitute's representative:
Time: 17h30-19h30 Wednesday, January 27th 2016
Venue: IDP office, 53A Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung District
Time: 17h30-19h30 Monday, February 01st 2016
Venue: IDP office, Star Building, 33 Mac Đinh Chi, District 1
Listen to a former student sharing her thoughts on Trinity College Foundation program
In 2009 when Nguyen Bao Ngoc finished year 12 at Pho Thong Nang Khieu, High School for the Gifted in Ho Chi Minh City, like so many students each year, she was faced with the difficult decision of where to study next. Coming from one of Vietnam's leading High Schools she had plenty of options! She chose to do the Trinity College Foundation Studies Program which lead directly into the University of Melbourne where she studied the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications).
While some students in Vietnam have the perception that Foundation Studies is a 'waste of time', those who are interested in being well prepared and getting into a top quality institution know that it is important preparation. Trinity College Foundation Studies student are always amongst the highest performing students in their Bachelor Degree programs and many Vietnamese students are awarded scholarships by the University of Melbourne after studying at Trinity College.
The reason why Trinity College students manage their studies competently at university while others fail, is because at Trinity College they are taught the analytical thinking skills and academic writing skills that are essential for coping with university study anywhere! They are taught to be active learners and confident in developing academic opinions. One of the biggest challenges that Vietnamese students face in their first semesters at universities in western countries is how to adjust from an secondary education system where learning is mainly done by coping and memorising 'facts' and 'formulas' provided by their teachers, to a system where they are required to be far more independent and active with their learning and where at times there may be several 'right' answers to complex issues that they are learning about. Trinity College students are taught how to be active with their learning, of how to research and how to develop an academic opinion about what they are learning about. Additionally, students who complete the Foundation Studies program at Trinity College are taught how to construct essays in different styles, for example, an analytical essay or an argumentative piece, and most importantly without cut-and-pasting from the internet!!! Plagiarism is one reason why students who don't complete foundation studies, fail or struggle in their first year!
Located on the same campus as the University of Melbourne, Trinity College Foundation Studies has been preparing high achieving students for success in their studies for the past 25 years. Vietnamese students from the best schools choose Trinity College as it provides a guaranteed pathway to the University of Melbourne - Australia's Number 1 Ranked University! [UK Times Ranking 2015 - 16] University of Melbourne graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide, ranking 18th in the World on the Global Employability Ranking [UK Times Rankings 2015-16]
After graduating from the University of Melbourne with a B.Arts (Media and Communications) degree in 2013, Nguyen Bao Ngoc had a bright future ahead of her! Despite the overwhelming competition for graduate employment in Vietnam now, she was successful in landing a job as a Television Production Specialist working for one of Vietnam's major TV studios. There she has commenced in the exciting world of producing television programs drawing on the skills she learnt in her degree. In 2015 one of her career highlights so far was working on The Voice Kids and was part of the team in making this reality program a huge success!
Nguyen Bao Ngoc
Pho Thong Nang Khieu HS for the Gifted, HCMC
Year 12, 2009
Trinity College, Fast Track 2010
B. Arts (Media and Communications), 2013
The University of Melbourne