Blog

After graduating from Chinese and International Development this year Natasha Fowler-Ekar will take her place as Equality and Liberation Officer on the LUU Student Executive team. We talked to Natasha about her personal experiences as a working class, neurodivergent, queer woman of colour doing a Chinese degree.  Natasha’ speech is peppered with superlatives, covering both ends of the spectrum. Studying Chinese...

When Kay McLeod was given a Teach Yourself Chinese Characters kit for Christmas, she became instantly fascinated by Mandarin. Her love of Chinese language and culture has blossomed since then, giving her unforgettable experiences and leading to her current role as Coordinator of the Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP). The MEP...

Richard Barnard’s Mandarin learning journey has seen him transform from a shy young man who feared learning new things to a fluent Mandarin speaker with a full set of Chinese Proficiency Exams under his belt. Richard now inspires the next generation of learners in his teaching role at our Harrogate Grammar School Confucius Classroom.   Learn how he developed his confidence and found an approach...