Mr. Chea Veasna received his BA in International Relations from The University of Cambodia (UC) in 2015. Currently he works as a senior official student for the Royal Government of Cambodia, and is studying diplomacy at the Royal School of Administration. Prior to this, he was an intern at the Cambodia Centre for Human Rights.
Mr. Veasna has mentioned that:
“The University of Cambodia is one of the best education institutions in Cambodia because it has good facilities, qualified lecturers, good administration, and a good environment for learning, also a beautiful and big campus, allowing students to enjoy studying. Moreover, this University has cooperated with other foreign Universities and exchange programs. I found many UC lecturers were so amazing and inspiring to me because of their teaching ability and knowledge. They were also punctual. I am still in contact with a lot of my fellow’s students, such as Ms Lor Mouyngiech, who is now pursuing her Master of Administration at UC. Mouyngiech also graduated with Bachelor Degree in Law from UC as well. In addition, I also have also been in contact with Miss Duch Namheak, a current UC student pursuing her Bachelor Degree in IR. I also remain in contact with other students and graduates as well.
UC has provided me with a scholarship after passing the entrance scholarship exam. Last but not least, UC has offered great teachers with great knowledge to teach me and other students.
I have many memories involving UC. On August 9th, 2014 I joined Mock ASEAN 2014 prepared by UC, and I took responsibility in this exercise as a Prime Minister of Singapore. This Mock ASEAN 2014 discussed the tension and resolution of conflict in the South China Sea, which is still a topic of international interest and controversy. Another memory was the joining of many other useful workshops prepared by UC.
Perhaps I may not be the most outstanding student, but I received a certificate of appreciation for outstanding study at the University when it was my last term. Accordingly, I would like to share my insights with current UC students. To be an effective and outstanding learner, you need to set a goal for where you want to go, and who you want to be. In class, we need to carefully listen to what lecturers explain to us and should note down what is highlighted by the lecturers. Most importantly, reading books is so crucial that it can enhance our knowledge very rapidly. When I was in college, I would read a lot of books from school and from the outside world. The more you read, the more you know. If you do not read and you just listen to lecturers explaining, you cannot challenge ideas with other students and foreign students, especially those in ASEAN countries. Last but not least, you should not let your brain roam too freely. This means that you should learn to think about what you study and learn to analyse it. You are therefore able to better listen and watch and analyse useful media such as social networks, TV and radio that is relevant to your study.”
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