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Nan Zhou Chinese, due to graduate in September 2019

PhD in Material Engineering

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Southampton University is renowned for its international community and multi-culture atmosphere with an award-winning beautiful campus. There is so much to experience in Southampton, and the university has a very friendly environment for international students. All you need to do is to open up and look out for the opportunities.

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

Southampton University is renowned for its international community and multi-culture atmosphere with an award-winning beautiful campus. Accommodation and traffic facilities are also convenient, offering an attractive environment to me as an international student. The degree programmes in both science (BSc Chemistry for my undergraduate degree) and engineering are top ranking in the UK and around the world. The profound establishment of hardware and software in the university as well as the support offered by the faculty admin team made it possible for me to explore a wide range of degree courses with confidence.

南安普顿大学有着国际视野和多元文化的氛围,校园风景优美,校区周围设施齐全,交通便利,是国际学生学习理想的环境。

南安的理科和工科在英国和世界都名列前茅,学校拥有一流的软硬件设施以及友好的师资和管理团队,课程安排科学合理,能够让我全身心投地入学习,探索兴趣。

What were your first impressions of the University of Southampton?

Friendly staff and efficient admin procedures.

友善高效的管理团队。

What do you enjoy the most about living in Southampton?

Convenient traffic and access to green spaces.

交通便利,绿化优美。

What is your favourite spot on campus?

The hidden Valley Gardens behind SUSU building.

校园的秘密花园。

What has been your proudest accomplishment while you were in Southampton?

To serve as the coordinator of FEE Buddy Scheme (2016-17), managing a team of 50 which offers support to first year students and help them settle through the first few transition months of university life.

被聘为工程系2016-17年度本科生辅导员,带领50 余名高年级学生为大一新生顺利适应大学环境提供帮助和支持。

Would you recommend the University of Southampton to students from your home country?

Yes of course, because of the reasons why I chose to study in university of Southampton.

当然推荐,见第一个问题的回答。

What will you do with your degree after you have finished your studies?

I am confident that I will be able to use the advanced skills I have built up in Southampton University to seek more involvement with industry or with academics around the world.

以在校所学的知识和技能为基础,在工业界或学术界寻求深层次的发展。

Do you have any stories about your time in Southampton or a happy memory you want to share?

I went on a few away trips with the hiking society from student union, and it is one of my personal favourite ways to travel around when the land is unfamiliar. I started to realise that Southampton is conveniently located for access to many attractions in UK, and I will never forget the shooting stars over the crystal clear night sky when we were camping out near Brecon Beacons in Wales.

我多次参加过由学校远足社团举行的旅行。在英国旅行往往会有人生地不熟的挑战,而社团里面有专业的英国成员做向导,出行路程都由他们精心规划,给自己省去不少麻烦。南安普顿地理位置便利,从城市出发很快就能到达英国的许多著名景点。有一次在威尔士高峰Brecon Beacons山脚下露营,与朋友们一起喝啤酒吃烧烤,边聊天边看着流星划过纯净的夜空,令我难以忘怀。

Is there anything else you would like to say?

There is so much to experience in Southampton, and the university has a very friendly environment for international students. All you need to do is to open up and look out for the opportunities. Always be prepared and be willing to explore.

南安是体验英国文化的一个国际平台,只要你勇于发现,乐于尝试,就一定能获得属于自己的独特体验。

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