Embarking on part-time diploma studies is certainly a challenge that not many people of my age with an established career will take on. It has truly been a great learning experience and achievement. This journey has brought about many memorable moments, my days spent juggling work, duties as a mom/ wife/ daughter/ daughter-in-law, as well as having to meet deadlines for course assignments and examinations, have now come to an end. I am proud to have graduated with the joys of having awesome classmates and being taught by wonderful RP lecturers.
The decision to embark part-time studies had completely changed my comfortable lifestyle. I had to muster the courage, along with the support and encouragement from my family, to go back to school and to overcome challenges. Being an older adult learner, age plays an ‘impossible’ part in learning. While coping with assignments and taking examinations, I realise that as we age, it takes longer to learn and memorise things. Despite these challenges, I am grateful to have completed my course. This is made possible with personal perseverance, determination as well as having received support from my lecturers and classmates.
As such, I would like to thank my RP lecturers, who had patiently and tirelessly taught and guided me. My thanks and appreciation to Mr Richard Yeo, Ms Yvonne Cheng, Mr Adreus Tan, Mr Mohd Sham, Dr Susmita Ban, Dr Chiradip Chatterjee, Ms Josefina Seow, Ms Lena Lee, Ms Lee Heng Wuan, Dr Liew Yoon Fei, Ms Loh Sow Wai, and Dr Nikhil Sachdeva. Special thanks to Jessica and Foong Peng, as well as all classmates who have helped me throughout my learning journey in RP.