2022 December Alumni of the Month
Why did you choose to study at UEL?
The experience of the lecturers and the multimedia learning opportunities.
What is your one special memory of your time at UEL?
Being one of the editors for UEL journalism department's INSIGHT magazine.
What have you done since graduating from UEL?
I moved to China and became an English teacher. In my 1 year here I have amassed over 300,000 followers on social media and have began a conversation about plus size inclusivity in China.
What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
One month after graduating, I moved to China and began my position as an English teacher. Since then, I have appeared on BBC radio to voice my opinions on living in China during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How did UEL help you get to where you are now?
The multicultural student body of UEL allowed me to learn so much about other cultures that I felt more prepared to learn about Chinese culture.
What advice would you give your younger self?
To work harder on learning languages. Language is such a powerful tool.
What advice would you give to UEL current students preparing to graduate?
Never close your mind to any opportunity. I would have never imagined that I could be in China with this following, but it all happened because I was open minded.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know:
I sleep with a stuffed toy hippo every night. His name is Harold.
If you were to do it all again, would you still choose UEL?
Yes, for all the amazing experiences and people I met along the way.