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 …

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 …

The End is Nigh

By Peggy Hennery, BA International Studies. Just a heads up, this will be, without a doubt, the cheesiest and most cliché filled blog post I’ve ever written. All year I have raved about the wonderful aspects of studying abroad, but now my year is coming to an end and I must admit, I’m pretty down about it. I am writing …

Studying abroad – it’s not scary, promise!

By Peggy Hennery, BA International Studies. Every student has a different reason for choosing to study abroad. When I get asked, I always have the same answer – I want to explore the world. It’s such a cliché, I know, but it’s true! Moving from my home to university was a big step, but once …

Why Hong Kong students should consider studying in mainland China

By Lucy Wong, International Business with Communications Studies. Hong Kong students are known to enroll into top universities across the globe – whether it’s the best universities in the United Kingdom or the Ivy Leagues in the United States of America. Of course, we also have elite local universities such as the Hong Kong University …

China: Harry Potter, friendship and shimmering fireworks

By Katie Angus So this week I started my academic term at Ningbo. I take four modules here, pretty much the same as at Nottingham UK but without Analysing Performance and Old English, and with a different module: Approaches to Language and Literature. This module, taught by self-professed J.K Rowling cynic and feminist Derek Irwin, …

An English student in China

By Katie Angus I’ve been at Ningbo for four days now, and the first impression I have of China is that truly, it is like nowhere else on Earth. I came from the School of English at Nottingham to the Division of English at Ningbo for this Spring Semester and when I tell other international …

Training for the Great Wall part two

As I’ve got more confident I have branched out in my training not only with distance but diversity. My favourite run takes in the stark contrast between urban and rural China. My apartment is literally on the edge of the city, as within the space of 500 meters the bright lights, modern streets and posh …

Celebrating Holi in China

Hello everybody!! I know it’s been a while since I last wrote but here I come with Holi celebrations in China. Holi is spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. It used to a be religious festival of Hindus, but in the last few years it has become popular with other communities and regions …