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Fairy

Hello! My name is Fairy (sounds just like my Chinese name Feilin). I'm an MA Translation Studies student at the University of Exeter. I'm Chinese and I've received my bachelor's degree several years ago in China. I have plenty of voluntary experience. After my graduation, I did some voluntary work in Tibet. During that time, I was mainly responsible for some administrative work and selected as a representative volunteer to deliver speeches in over 40 universities to call on more graduates to be a volunteer in the underdeveloped area. Besides, I also worked as a volunteer teacher in public junior high school for English teaching in northwest Yunnan. In addition, I've also been an English teacher for kids in an educational institution. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so J.K.Rowling is one of the main reasons I've chosen the University of Exeter. I love English and I hope I can become a successful translator in the future. I’ll try to give you more ideas about life in Exeter.

Tips on essay writing for International students

By Feilin Liu, MA Translation Studies

Most students struggle with their essay writing when stepping up to university, especially international students like myself. There are different thinking modes and writing methods in different cultures. For example, critical thinking, one of the basic and core requirements, is one that I feel I am lacking in. So how to write a high-quality essay becomes a common important problem for a large number of students. Although I’m still among this group, I’ve found some useful ways to improve my essay writing skills which Id like to share with you. (more…)

   February 19th, 2020    Miscellaneous


A day in my daily life as a uni student of Exeter

By Feilin Liu, from China, studying MA Translation Studies

I have been a student at the University of Exeter for two months, and I’m gonna talk about my typical day here.

As a postgraduate student working on MA Translation Studies, in general, I mostly have classes on Wednesday and Thursday in the first term. Therefore, I have plenty of time to arrange myself. But if you think this means I have lots of time to hang out with my friends or even travel around, you are totally wrong. That’s because we have non-stop readings and assignments to finish. It is really busy for me as an international student studying abroad for the first time. Therefore, I’ve spent most of my time in the library (I’ll tell you how much I love the library in St Luke’s library in my next blog maybe) in my spare time.  (more…)

   December 15th, 2019    International, Life on Campus, Postgraduate, Studying abroad


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