I am a PhD student and poet.
Tell us about your time at QMUL. What have been your highlights?
It’s fantastic! I love the people, the natural beauty and the adademic events in QMUL. I am so excited to learn from many excellent scholars, which makes me feel so good.
How has your course at Queen Mary helped you to progress into the world outside? What’s next?
I am so grateful to my supervisor Matthew Ingleby who invited me to study here and brought to meet many excellent scholars in 19th century studies seminar held by IES.
I am so lucky to listen to Mark Currie’s lectures in person, whose book I have read before in China. I am so grateful to Professor Scott McCracken and Professor Julia Boffey, whose classes inspire me a lot.
Thanks also to Howard and Hari in the research teamwho helped me a lot during my study. Because of the excellect scholars in English department, my mind was open and my academic net was enlarged. Hopefully I can contribute my academic studies in future and I am willing to be a good bridge between UK and China.
Aside from course content what have been your favourite elements of the experience of studying here as a whole?
I think the academic atmosphere attracts me deeply and the independent thinking spirit and the friendly classmates all make me feel so encouraging and enjoyable.
Tell us about your life outside Queen Mary including any projects, ambitions or jobs you’ve had.
Usually, I take part in some lectures held by Senate House or KCL. And also I join some poetry recital events or watch a drama performance or visit a cultural site. I hope I can travel all the literary sites related my study project in the next 6 months.
What could be improved to enhance future students’ experience at Queen Mary?
Hopefully, there will be more PhD communities, which can encourage exchange and build more social relationships.