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Lijuan Hao

Mass Communication and Business

Where are you from?


What do you think of Newcastle and our region and what are your favourite things to do?

I think Newcastle is a beautiful city. My favourite thing is doing exercise in Sport Central.

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming? Was it easy to fit in?

Yes, all the staff are very kind.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

I think it's let me realise the self-study is very important to me. And I really enjoy using the library resources to find some information.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

I think it SASC's staff and all of my teachers.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

My classmates and summer school's teacher.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Sport Central.

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date?

Strategy management and leadership.

What do you want to do in the future? What skills have you learned/improved that you think will be of most use in your future career?

I want to be a manager in a Hotel. I learned some busines strategy theory and method to help me thinking from many aspects.

If you could offer some advice to students thinking of coming to study here what would you say?

Don't be shy. Try to communicate with foreigner people.

How do you feel you have changed as a person since being at Northumbria University, Newcastle (e.g. confidence)?

I think gratitude is the most change being here. Because it's the first time I went to abroad. And I need to independently and I realize I should thank everyone for helping me. I became more independent, cooperate with other students with a team-work spirit

If you had 3 words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

I enjoy it!

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

Yes, of course. My friend want come to UK for study this year and I recommend our university for her.

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