Tsang Chun Yi
Year One, BA International Studies
Time flies and I have already been a UNNCer for half a year. 'Second lessons’ is the idea Professor Yang stressed at the welcome ceremony in last September This is not new for Hong Kong students at all as we are encouraged to do voluntary services and participate in extra-curricular activities since childhood. But the problem is how to make a ‘new and different experience’ compared with our previous life. Tertiary education is not only about academic achievement. but also about thorough personal growth.
UNNC boasts a wide range of students' societies and freshmen can always explore their interests as long as developing talents by active participation in any of the second lessons. Personally, I chose to join the Model United Nations Association (MUNA) as staff and to take part in community services coordinated by the Youth Volunteer Association (YVA). These two platforms have broadened my visions nurturing sense of responsibility and several versatile skills in social context. Most gratefully, I have made friends with many future leaders.
For MUNA, initially I found it most relevant to my major so I decided to be part of the association. However, now I realize that MUN is a worldwide student-led convention for discussing global issues. MUNers with diverse academic backgrounds have the some mission: provide solutions to build a better future. Universal values such as peace, humanity, sustainable development are shared and reaffirmed. As an UNNC MUNer, plenty of opportunities are open to meet new friends from different parts of China. I am fortunate enough to attend the World Model United Nations Conference held in Australia in mid-March after an interview, and I am thrilled to be one of the 2000 delegates from 65 countries. MUNA guides me to be conscious of economic and social phenomena in playing games with children with autism. In addition to our weekly gathering, the most pleasant memory is their half-day visit to our campus.
Although I cannot communicate well with the angels verbally, every warm hug they give motivates me to devote more love and patience to the time being with them. YVA organizes projects which aim at different needy groups and I am sure you will be as glad as I am after your first voluntary service in a new environment.
May you have fruitful experience in a students’ society at this university. You are the one to write your story here. Enjoy your second lessons with peers!
BA International Business Management Year One
How do I spend my spare-time at UNNC?
Studying at UNNC is a wonderful experience as on international student. Other than making new friends with different nations, enjoying the green environment in the campus is also a good way to spend our spore time. Sitting on the gross and discussing projects with couple of friends just like having a picnic under the beautiful sunset. Beyond summer time, we can build snowmen around the campus in the snowing days, although it just lasts for only a few days. We played on the snowfield lost year, it was on unforgettable experience!
We go outside the campus at the weekend; Laowaitan to grab a beer, InCity to shop and KTV at Tioayi Square to gather a group of friends for karaoke. Travelling by bus or taxi is really convenient and cheap within Ningbo. Equally, travel to Shanghai only takes about two hours and so it is possible to explore Shanghai during a long weekend holiday.
Lin Hiu Ki Dominique
Year One, BA International Business Management
A snapshot of my life at UNNC
My name is Lin Hiu Ki Dominique and I come from Hong Kong. I study BA International Business Management here. The reason for me to study here is not only because I want to broaden my field of vision, but because I feel it is too expensive to study overseas in the UK, America or Canada etc. I think greater experience and benefits can be gained from studying at UNNC. Firstly I can study in English and be taught by teachers from the UK and abroad, whilst secondly I can experience China and see what it is actually like.
I live in International Student Residence 18 with two other girls from Hong Kong. The facilities within the accommodation and the views from our flat are really good. It's near the main teaching buildings, so only a five minute walk is needed to classes. Since we have a shared living area, we always cook and chat together at night which is nice.
Every Saturday, we always go to Wando Plaza by bus. The transport here is pretty good. There are different bus stops right outside the University, so it is convenient to travel to different places. Walmart is inside Wando Plaza and is one of the supermarkets we always go to, since most stuff can be bought here. Also, there are many restaurants inside Wando, so we usually go back to the accommodation after having dinner out. DongBeiFong and HuangJiHuang are the tasty restaurants we recommend!