IC - 林同学
My exceptional performance in daily study and all sorts of classroom learning activities captured the attention of our academic staff, and thus I was invited to join their research projects and recommended by them to other research groups in which our school's graduate and doctoral students were carrying out various research projects on ecology studies and species conservation. In the summer of 2019, I had the privilege to shadow the graduate students of the Lab of Animal Behavior and Conservation to study the social network of Pere David's deer in Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserves Jiangsu China. One-month up-close observation led us to a good grasp of the daily activities, living habits and mating patterns of Pere David's deer, and the role of Pere David's deer in an ecosystem; and what's more, the data we gathered on the above aspects offered a firm foundation for the implementation of our practical research. Admittedly, the experience bestowed a distinct opportunity upon me to fathom the symbiotic ecological model of forest, grass, water, deer and bird and the complete Pere David's deer ecosystem, as well as delve into the local ecological construction, species protection and rational utilization of natural resources. At the same time, I got a glimpse of some problems in the National Nature Reserves, like simplex method of species conservation and indifference to the development of the whole ecosystem, all of which set me thinking on how to construct a complete food chain and manage the Cascade Effect in the National Nature Reserves. It was this experience that hardened my determination to commit to ecological and biodiversity conservation. In addition, I elevated my skills in experimental design and implementation, data statistics and analysis, as well as ability to pay close attention to details and research capability by assisting doctoral students of Lab of Animal Behavior and Conservation to study the asymmetry in Eriocheir sinensis. Most importantly, the paper, Signs of Claw Asymmetry Appear in a Homochelate Crab co-written by the team and me was indexed by SCI (Science Citation Index).
林同学在各个方面出色的表面赢得了老师们的青睐，从而获得了难得的机会跟随他们做研究项目，有一篇研究论文还被SCI 收录了。不仅如此，他还在Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserves Jiangsu China进行实践实习，这段经历给予他的不仅仅是专业知识和技能的收获，还有对自然保护区存在一些问题的思考，也进一步坚定了林同学致力于生物多样性保护的决心。
UCL - 徐同学
在文书写作中，Daisy 老师将徐同学小时候参观表哥的个人实验室这一经历放在开头段来引出徐同学的兴趣来源，继而通过同学的学术收获、本科专业的特色、实验经验、实习经历一一凸显学生是有能力去攻读化学硕士学位，Daisy 老师妙笔生花，用生动的表达将一个上进、好学、注重把所学到的专业知识运用到实践的学生呈现给了招生官。
My first exposure to chemistry was when I was 9 years old. My cousin ecstatically invited me to have a visit to his "Chemistry Lab", where the different shapes of bottles and many-hued reagents and drugs instantly drew my eyes, and I marveled at how a small piece of silver-white solid (sodium (Na)) quickly turned into a fast-moving ball floating on the water surface after being put into the water. This is where my budding interest in chemistry comes from, and after that, I grew to love to analyse the ingredient list of all kinds of stuff, like facial cream, cleansing cream, sodas and health care products, and envisage how different functional groups can react, and what happens. I also studied extremely hard in high school, with a view to getting into a chemistry-related undergraduate programme.
Quite frankly, I relish doing chemical experiments either alone or with my team in the lab to analyse and test all kinds of compounds, and then employ research findings to create new compounds that are useful in many aspects of human life or find a new, more efficient process to use for the production of an established product. Giving full play to what I have learnt to do something good for humanity, like addressing water contamination problems, always gives me a sense of fulfillment. This dedication spirit also impels me to take an active part in chemical projects or experiments initiated by our professors, and in college students' innovation projects. One of my practical highlights was that I led my team to successfully synthesize a new-type photosensitive MOFs material available for targeted therapy.