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Chu-Ying Liu PhD Film Studies

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Hi, I'm Chu-Ying Liu and I studied PhD Film Studies within Humanities at the University of Southampton.

The UK offered me a great experience with its outstanding history and solid academic development. Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is a perfect place for people who are looking for an academic career.

Chu-Ying is from Taiwan and came to Southampton to study for a PhD in Film Studies.

Why did you want to study overseas?

To explore and discover more amazing experiences in my life.

Why did you choose the UK – and Southampton?

The UK offered me a great experience with its outstanding history and solid academic development. Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is a perfect place for people who are looking for an academic career.

How did you get interested in the subject you studied at Southampton?

Film studies at the University of Southampton has been ranked in the top two places in The Guardian University Guide for the past three years.

What is your degree, exactly? Why did you choose that particular one?

PhD in Film Studies. I love music, drama, photograph, and dance. Film has potential to be the greatest modern art. I didn’t want to miss this chance to study film at the University of Southampton, it’s one of the best places for film studies in the world.

What do you enjoy most about your degree?

Kevin Donnelly, my supervisor, is a noted expert in film studies. I have a related research profile with Kevin and I am very pleased to explore my academic research under his supervision.

What’s it like to study at a UK university? Is it what you expected?

My spirit feels a need to explore the world while I am young. I want to live outside my country and culture and open my eyes.


It gives me a completely different perspective about Taiwan, builds lasting self-confidence, and develops vital personal skills to face future realities. This is what I want from studying at a UK university.

Did you find it easy to settle in and make friends?

Yes, there are a lot of societies and clubs in the University, which offer good opportunities for students to make friends.

Are you planning to get a job after your degree, or do you want to stay in education?

I am planning to get a job after finishing my degree.

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