The RP Journey
My journey from freshman year to senior year at RP has been edifying. My interest in marine animals has transformed into a fiery passion through the Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture (DMAC). I have been blessed with knowledge, opportunities and networks. The learnings which I have gained have helped shaped my career and future in the marine science and aquaculture industries.
Our days at RP may be over, but I truly believe every student will leave with a piece of RP that’s close to his or her heart. I think what truly makes RP students distinctive is the shared experience of being educated through the Problem-based Learning pedagogy. As much as it made the journey ‘arduous’, this unique pedagogy has moulded us into disciplined individuals who could think critically and speak confidently.
A Word of Thanks
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my Programme Chair, Dr Steven Fong, my Assistant Programme Chair, Ms Junainah Badron, and my dear DMAC lecturers, especially Dr Jasmin Lim, Mr Ng Yi Long, Dr Grace Loo, Dr Shubha Vij, Dr Paul Chen, and Ms Marie Tan. Their hard work and kindness have lit the flames of passion in all DMAC students.
Thank you, my fellow batch of DMAC graduates. We were a pint-sized course of 50 students, but we were a tight bunch. We have created many fond, funny and silly memories that I will revisit for years to come.
To my dearest parents, thank you for instilling the importance of education in me. Grandpa, thank you for believing in me. With your encouragement, I’ve been able to confidently pursue my dreams and goals. I am very grateful to my family for being my pillar of strength.