Joy Yin

Hello! Before coming to Leeds, I studied at Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU-LEEDS Joint School). My choice of the University of Leeds was hinged on the fact that it is part of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Among the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Leeds is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the UK, which will provide me with better opportunities to understand different cultures.

I enjoy doing math and physics; thus I find the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering very interesting and challenging. The laboratories will provide me the best condition for experiments. The university as a whole provides me with varieties of opportunities, such as internships, placements, study abroad (exchange students) and so on. The drop-in sessions at the career service are for us to ask any questions about CV writing, cover letter writing, and help with other challenges like finding a placement / internship.

Leeds is an exciting city and I have been able to try different things, which I think I would never do in my home country. The Edge is the on-campus sporting facility, is one of my favourite places. It was also voted the best student gym in the whole of the UK!

I like travelling so going hiking and having a short tour to the nearby cities / towns is what I usually do outside of my studies. I’ve been to Manchester, Liverpool, London, York and many other cities. Leeds is located in the middle of England, a county called Yorkshire and is very convenient to travel around. The fresh air and pleasant climate make Leeds a charming city. Although it’s quite cold during the winter, you can enjoy the snow-covered scenery. There are several Chinese restaurants in Leeds but my favourite one is called “Home”. Located just opposite the Laidlaw library, “Home” offers almost all kinds of Chinese food, which you’ll surely enjoy.

I currently live in a privately rented flat with some of my classmates. However, last year, I lived in Leodis Residences, which was near the campus and only a 10-minute walk to the famous Parkinson building and nearly 20-minute walk to the city centre. There were 24-hour security and reception. The common room could also provide students with billiard table and space to chat with others.

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