Secondary school students should be given an insight into the subjects available in university at an early stage, according to some visitors at a recent academic fair. The Science and Engineering Fair, held at City University of Hong Kong, was aimed at introducing university courses to Form Seven students. Fourth-formers Angela Tam Shiu-yee and Wendy Kwok Wing-yin of Concordia Lutheran School, found the fair 'very useful', although it was targeted at seventh-formers. The students told Young Post that they wanted to have some information about the subjects they intended to take in university. 'It helps to know in advance a bit about the subjects you like and want to study so as to fulfil your career dream. This also gives you enough time to study other options available,' Angela said. Echoing Angela's views, Wendy said, without proper knowledge and information, students could make wrong choices. 'I simply want to prepare myself as early as possible.' The two students said they 'learnt a lot' from the fair and the talks given by lecturers and students were an 'eye-opener'. Angela, who initially wanted to study electronic engineering, said she would now consider other options available. 'Now that I know what electronic engineering is all about, I feel it is not going to be an easy subject for me to handle,' she said. Form Seven student Bosco Ng Ka-leung, said students lacked guidance on whether to take arts subjects or study science in secondary school. 'Although counselling services are available, teachers usually tell you that there are no major differences between the arts and science streams,' Bosco said. 'I believe that pupils need to know at any early stage that arts students generally have a very limited choice of subjects at university level.' However, he said students should be responsible for their own decisions. 'Sometimes they do not have any aspirations or ambitions.'