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Last one standing? Leeds graduate Marie Tulloch on pursuing a career using Chinese

Friday 1 March 2024, 15:30 - 16:30
University of Leeds, Parkinson SR (B.09)
Open to
All (students, staff, members of the public).

The determination to make a career using her Chinese has presented Marie with unique challenges and rewards, taking her from Beijing to Swindon. This is your opportunity to learn from her experiences as you prepare to make the most of your language skills in the world of work!


The first person in her family to go to university, Marie Tulloch graduated from Leeds with a first-class degree in Chinese Studies in 2015. After this she took a postgraduate degree in International Business at the Business Confucius Institute’s partner university, the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing.

How did Marie become one of the ‘last ones standing’, and what can you learn from her experience?

Topics covered will include:

  • Making the most of your time at university.
  • Finding your niche.
  • Different experiences of using Chinese at work (with colleagues/with clients).
  • Insights into using Chinese at work.
  • Reflections on the benefits of language skills.
  • Observations on job market for people with Chinese skills

After giving an introduction to her background and experience, Marie will be in conversation with event hosts and attendees, so come along ready to ask your questions!

This event is open to all, and will be of particular interest to students studying Mandarin or people who are also using Mandarin in their working lives. Native Mandarin speakers may find this interesting and enjoy the opportunity to network with Mandarin learners.