Ningbo campus of Nottingham University

Category: On The Campus
Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:19

The new semester brings a lot of newcomers with unusual talent to the Ningbo campus of Nottingham University

The past Saturday and Sunday was the time for newcomers to register at the Ningbo campus of Nottingham University and over 1,600 newcomers from 37 countries and regions of the world began their new life on university campus.

Medium sized and in plain sportswear, Xu Jiayuan is not only one of the five full fellowship winners but also a level 2 go player of the state. In the national entrance examination to higher education, he scored 800 points, 200 points higher than the required score for admission to key universities.

Xu has long had a keen interest in Nottingham University. It is learned that many other universities, such as Wuhan University, Zhongshan University, Xiamen University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, etc, have offered to admit him, but he finally chose to study engineering mechanics at Nottingham University for the internationalized education and all-English lectures as well as to give himself greater challenge to higher altitude. Xue also came to Nottingham harboring another wish, to organize a go team to win championships in Ningbo.

Li Wehao, a newcomer to the faculty of international communications, had an amusing episode. 1.98 meters high, he did not notice the university's information in the admission notice that students of unusual height should inform the school of their need for special beds, and came to school only to find the beds were not long enough for him. The school had to arrange for a specially lengthened bed to be made for him.

Li, from the Inner Mongolia, used to be the center forward on the basketball team of Number Nine Middle School of Baotou and received professional training in basketball in the Inner Mongolian Sports Team. He also had the opportunity to become a professional basketball player on the Hongyuan Team of Guangzhou, but in the end he chose to take the entrance examination to higher education. Coming to the university, Li still wishes to pick up his basketball as he has heard that many international students are very good at basketball. "I wish to learn English well so that I can go abroad sometime to broaden my view," he is full of confidence as regarding his prospect.

Not only Xu and Li have unusual talent, the smart guy Andrey from Russia is also excited. He told the journalist that he had come with his parents to tour many places of China, such as Beijing, Harbin, Qingdao, and Ningbo, etc., and had been fascinated by the Chinese culture. Once he got to know that, at such a university as Nottingham, he could learn both finance and Chinese at the same time, he immediately made the decision to come. "I like music very much and was a drummer at high school. I also play the guitar and sing." Andrey wishes to found his own band and have concerts with music fans.