- Job title: From: Hong Kong <br>Studying: MA Advertising and Design
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- I Speak:: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin
- Studying:: MA Advertising and Design
- From:: Hong Kong
Hello, I’m Adeline from Hong Kong! I’m currently completing my MA degree in Advertising and Design. Prior to my studies in the UK, I attended an international school in Hong Kong, where I completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme. I also completed my undergraduate studies in BA Art and Design at the University of Leeds
I first heard about the University of Leeds whilst I was doing research into which UK universities offered a degree in my area of interest. The University of Leeds being within the top 10 for UK Art & Design teaching, as well as a top ranking university and a Russell Group member definitely appealed to me. With a range of facilities available to students and the ability to tailor my degree and study a range of subject areas, I knew it was the right course for me. Through my undergraduate studies, I discovered a strong interest in producing digital content and an interest in advertising and marketing. As such, having thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate studies at the University of Leeds, I decided to continue my studies here. I am currently completing my MA in Advertising and Design, which is jointly taught between the Business school and Design school. I chose this programme of study as I wanted to gain theoretical knowledge in business and marketing, whilst maintaining an aspect of creativity.
The support the University provides to students are extensive, creating a very positive student experience for me. I regularly attend events hosted by the Careers Centre, with a wide range of events hosted so every student is able to find the right advice for them. The Careers Advisors have been very helpful in my current journey towards my future career, and they go above and beyond to meet student needs. Similarly, the university library runs skill sessions known as Skills@Library for those who want to improve their academic and essay writing skills. They offer a wide range of support from skills such as time management, to workshops on how to write academically.
The University also provides students with opportunities to take on placements or a year abroad as part of their degree. There are also opportunities to attend short programmes at summer schools run by the University of Leeds’s partner universities. I attended the Yonsei International Summer School in South Korea during the summer of 2018, and would highly recommend doing a study abroad experience if you can!
One of my favourite things about the University is definitely the Leeds University Union. Made up of over 300 clubs and societies, including cultural, academic, and sports societies, there are many opportunities to get involved in a wide range of activities and try new things. There are also opportunities to get involved with the Union at different levels, whether as a society committee member, or as a Student Exec, all of these roles help to shape the student experience here at the University. I am currently a member of the Leeds University Union International Student Advisory Board, which gives me the opportunity to connect with current international students and bring up any issues students face, with aims to improve the experience during their time here at Leeds.
Outside of academics and staying in contact with friends, I enjoy dancing, drawing, and reading. This is my third year joining the K-Pop Dance Society, which I love being a part of as I made a lot of friends from all around the world, and I was fortunate to be on the committee last year. This year I’m also in the Advertising, Marketing and PR society as a project volunteer with a start-up company, through which I am gaining work experience and developing my skills and knowledge.
The city of Leeds itself has a very welcoming and friendly student environment, with the city centre being a 20 minute walk away from campus. There are a wide range of shopping centres and restaurants available, with cuisines ranging from Greek, to Chinese, Korean, Thai, and more. There are also many places to explore nearby, whether it be a historical or cultural landmarks, or green spaces and parks nearby. I enjoy having the best of both worlds, with the convenience of the city centre right at the doorstep, and the range of green spaces close by to escape the bustling city centre.
I lived at Leodis in my first year, and then a shared flat in Central Village during my second year. In my final year of undergraduate studies, I decided to live in a studio flat at Central Village (I like having my own space, and the freedom of using the kitchen whenever I craved a late night snack!), which I continued to stay in during the last summer when I did not fly home. Conveniently located at the edge of the university campus, it is a short walking distance to both the city centre and lecture halls and facilities on campus. As an international student, accommodation in student halls is guaranteed by the university. This year I’ve chosen to live alone at a private student accommodation in the city centre, a short 15 minute walk away from the heart of the campus.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or just to have a chat!