Dongni Li, MSc Molecular Biotechnology

'It is difficult not to be influenced by such a great learning atmosphere and this is certainly one of the reasons I wanted to study abroad.'
Dongni Li

Home Country:

China

Why did you choose to study at the University of Birmingham?

UOB is a famous University across the world - I always heard about it. Not only because of its history, but also due to the reputation for the advancement of knowledge of science and technology it has.

Where did you previously study? How does studying at Birmingham differ from where you have previously studied?

My previous study was in Dalian Jiao Tong University, China. The most different thing from my previous learning experience is how to study independently. It is difficult not to be influenced by such a great learning atmosphere and this is certainly one of the reasons I wanted to study abroad.

What makes your course at Birmingham stand out for you?

I think the professional teaching by famous and talented professors and doctors, in addition to practical opportunities, all give me confidence and an in-depth understanding of Biosciences.

How would you rate the facilities in the School, and can you give us a brief description of the facilities you’re using?

They are very good. Computers, laboratories and sport centre facilities are all available for students, and the qualities of these are great.

How do you find the level of support you get from your lecturers?

Web CT is a good online support system and contains lecture documents from the lecturers. These materials help us understand lectures easier.

How do you find out about living in Birmingham?

There is plenty of information online with regards accommodation for students and the accommodation is all on campus. I found my living place online and like it.

Would you recommend Birmingham to other students?

Of course, I’d like to recommend UoB to others. Good teaching quality, great study atmosphere and wonderful lab facilities - they are all reasons for me to recommend University of Birmingham.

What do you hope to go on to do in the future and what are your career plans?

I hope when I graduate I will find a job, with my ideal position a researcher in a laboratory working as part of a team.