Graduated in 2016 from the 2+2 China Partnership Programme
“If you truly love the subject you are going to study, and if you want to try life in UK, then 2+2 at University of Birmingham is a good choice.”
Why did you decide to study Biosciences 2+2 at the University of Birmingham?
University of Birmingham has good teaching quality for biochemistry courses, as well as research groups carrying out world leading studies. Also, doing 2+2 gives me experience of studying and doing research in a English speaking country.
What is your personal highlight of studying at Birmingham?
I contributed to study of nitroreductase during my project supervised by Dr Eva Hyde and Dr Scott White.
How do you find living in Birmingham?
It’s safe and convenient. The city centre is small considering total area of the city, but it does have several good Chinese food restaurants.
What are the main differences between studying at the University of Birmingham and your university in China?
For my first two years I was mainly taking foundation courses, while at the University of Birmingham I’m more focused on certain topics (namely structural biology for me) and lab projects.
What is your top tip for other students thinking of coming to study at Birmingham?
If you truly love the subject you are going to study, and if you want to try life in UK, then 2+2 at University of Birmingham is a good choice.
What are your aspirations for the future and how has studying abroad benefited you?
I plan to continue studying biochemistry as a PhD student. Research experience at University of Birmingham is valuable to me.
I’m currently doing MRes Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College London. I don’t have scholarship for this course.
After graduation I worked for two months at Enzymaster (Ningbo) Bio-engineering Co. Ltd as a research assistant. I was doing literature research and lab work for engineering transaminase. I then came to Imperial College London for my masters course.