University Offers: Grad’21

Congratulations to Albane Théaud on her university offers.

Albane Théaud

Congratulations to Albane on her offers from St Andrews University, The University of Edinburgh, King’s College London, Loughborough University, University of Leeds and Maastricht University. Albane hopes to attend Maastricht to study Chemistry.

“Although I received offers from prestigious UK universities such as St Andrews, Edinburgh, and King’s College London, I am hoping to attend Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The Maastricht Science Programme is a multidisciplinary programme where students are allowed the freedom to build their own course by integrating any of the sciences together (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts and Sciences, etc.). The flexibility of the course is what really attracted me to Maastricht University. I also like the fact that it is a very international university located in a picturesque medieval city.”

The main factor behind my choices was the ranking of the universities in the particular field of chemistry. Because of COVID-19, I wanted to be prudent and make safe choices, but after encouragement from my parents and teachers, I decided to apply to St Andrews. I also wanted to look for Chemistry programmes in Europe, which is how I stumbled across Maastricht University.”

“I’ve always liked the sciences, so studying within the scientific field was never really much of a question for me. At the start of IB, I wanted to apply for Biology, not Chemistry. However, during the course of IB, I progressively began to enjoy chemistry more as I found it more stimulating and intriguing than biology. When it came time to apply, I had fallen in love with chemistry despite the difficulty I’ve had with the subject.”

During my year and a half at Bangkok Patana, I have taken part in a few extra-curricular school activities. Firstly, along with a few other students, I helped organise a play at a school for children with learning difficulties. I joined several school committees such as the Prom committee, Gradbook committee and the SSRC. I also joined the Operation Smile, ThongBai Daycare and Muay Thai ECAs.”