When the opportunity to study in the UK came up, thanks to a cooperation project between the University of Wolverhampton and institutions in China, I did not hesitate. The difference between the Chinese and British systems of education could not be bigger.
In the UK there is much more scope for creative expression but this was quite overwhelming on my arrival. I will never forget the words of my tutor here at Wolverhampton who said “The only wrong thing is doing nothing.” Feeling inspired, I then went on to produce some work that resulted in my winning Digital and Visual Communications prize in the University’s MA Show and led to my work being exhibited in Wolverhampton Art Gallery. It also attracted the attention of the local press and has received an enormous amount of positive feedback.
The facilities, especially those in our art and design building are superb, and include a room specifically for MA students to work as individuals or in small groups. I find the campus environment tranquil and perfect for both study and life generally.
The achievements and skills I have developed at the University of Wolverhampton have given me the confidence to return to China with the plan of starting my own business.
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