I found my job in China in an Irish bar

Torben Segelken is originally from Germany and studied MSc International Management at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). After graduating in 2013 he stayed in Ningbo and is now working for trading company TECCO Ltd. Why did you decide to come and study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)/in China? What motivated you? I’d done an internship in Shanghai during …

I left a successful banking career to study in China

Mature student Joseph Healy, who is studying MA Contemporary Chinese Studies, left a successful career in international banking to study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). He describes why he chose to become a student again and how his fifth masters degree is setting him up for an interesting future. When l meet …

Why I decided to transfer from the UK Campus to China

By Louise Lasfer BA International Business Management When Louise Lasfer arrived at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) from the UK Campus it was meant to be a one-year exchange. So what motivated her to transfer her course and finish her degree here in China, rather than return to the UK? “If I’m honest, …

China and I

By Samuel Tholley, UNNC summer school student From a very young age I have always been fascinated with East Asian culture. Witnessing the Western portrayal of an Asia country locked in an epoch of ancient martial arts, mysticism, secrecy and staple food, accentuated by inaccurate/orientalist media, had stimulated my interest in this part of the …

Horn honking in China

By Nathan Cheuk, UNNC summer school student There has been little doubt that recent years in China have been associated with an astounding rate of economic growth. Naturally, there has been, and will continue to be, an increase in the number of motorists on the roads as China continues to grow. Perhaps one of the …

How to have a happy year abroad

By Shivali Mistry, MSci Accounting and Finance for Contemporary China As I embarked upon my journey to Asia last August, I felt highly unprepared. The idea of a year away from home still felt so surreal. Naively, I had dealt with the entire situation in a very relaxed manner. I began my voyage with a …

China’s emerging hipsters

By Aimee Strang, UNNC summer school student “Wenyi qingnian” – aka the Chinese expression used to describe a hipster. The term hipster has become increasingly popular over the past decade to describe those who belong to a certain subculture and are predominantly from Generation Y. The idea of hipster has primarily been associated with Western …