Phương Anh was also honored to represent SVUK to talk, about SVUK’s activities and future orientation, before the delegation led by President Võ Văn Thưởng, during their business trip to London in early May. She is also an outstanding student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) under the University of London, which is ranked second in the world for Development Studies in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Let’s meet her and learn more about her secrets to become such an excellent global citizen.
Phương Anh is now the leader of the Vietnamese Student Association in the UK (SVUK)
“Vinschool marks a turning point in my personal growth and personality shaping, which I will always cherish.”
As said by Phương Anh, she was a timid and reserved student who never took part in extracurricular activities before joining Vinschool. It was the dedicated and enthusiastic support of the Vinschool teachers that changed her.
“The teachers realised my potential, encouraged me and created the best opportunities for me to get out of my comfort zone and confidently prove my ability and shape my current personality. My experiences at the school right from the first year, from being the monitor of my class to the hosting of the exchange with German children’s choir, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, at the Opera House (2015), dramatically changed me and laid a solid foundation for my personal growth in the years to come.” shared Phương Anh.
As an outstanding student, Phương Anh was the monitor of her class for four years and Deputy Secretary of the Executive Committee of the School Youth Union in 2017 and 2018. By taking on such important roles at an early age, she gradually equipped herself with management, time management and teamwork skills, enabling her to balance her study and other duties.
Phương Anh also said that learning critical thinking – one of the important skill sets to a 21st century global citizen, at an early age, gave her an edge over her peers. This is also a challenge for most international students in the UK or Singapore when they need to catch up with the modern thinking of developed countries in the world. Phương Anh believes that special attention should be paid to training of multi-dimensional thinking before one studies, as it provides them with a multidimensional and practical perspective on social issues and the context of the world, which is not just black or white.
Phương Anh was the MC for Tet event at Vinschool
In addition, as she participated in extracurricular activities as a student at Vinschool, she developed a diverse skill set, which was the foundation and inspiration for her to experiment with new projects such as founding Tiệm Dưa Hấu (Watermelon) retail chain, becoming an intern at West End on the Thames (a leading boat provider of corporate events) and Alterniq Inspired Growth in London, or taking over the position of President of SVUK, which organises programmes and brings positive values to thousands of Vietnamese students in the UK.
“Vinschool is an environment that is always willing to invest in the youth in general and potential individuals in particular.”
This is also the message of the excellent former Vinser to the ones who are striving day by day to become elite global citizens at Vinschool.
“You should take advantage of this and don’t be afraid to show all your hidden abilities to grow to the fullest and start practicing multi-dimensional thinking early.” said Phương Anh.
Thank you very much for your interesting and inspiring sharing, Phương Anh. I wish you every success on your chosen path and soon become a leader who brings positive and lasting impacts to the community.