Tag Archive: Study Abroad in China

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...

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...

Babette Radclyffe-Thomas studied Chinese at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2012.  She is now an award-winning freelance journalist who has worked at Vogue China and Prestige and written fashion and beauty columns for China Daily.   She is also currently working towards a PhD at the London College of Fashion, writing her dissertation on fashion, gender and identity...

Grace Valks, a third year Chinese student at the University of Leeds, recently joined the Business Confucius Institute team as the Mandarin Aspirations Project Assistant. Her internship will involve sharing stories about people’s Mandarin learning experiences to educate and inspire other learners. We asked Grace to introduce herself by sharing...