Lei Zhang

Why did you choose your course at Lancaster University?

After I finished my undergraduate degree in Translation at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China, I found that I was really enjoying the major I had learned and hoped to study further in an English-speaking country. When I learned that Lancaster University is one of the top ten universities in the UK, which offers the theoretical and practical MA in Translation, I decided that Lancaster University would be my best choice.

What is the best part of your course?

I really enjoy doing translation practice and the process of discovering problems and solving problems. When I discuss problems with tutors, I feel my participation and always gain some improvement in my skills.

What are you hoping to do when you finish university?

I want to study further in the field of translation, particularly in literary translation, as I am particularly interested in the translation of poetry.

What's 'Lancaster life' like?

Lancaster life depends on what you want out of it. For me, it is peaceful and colourful with fresh air. The convenient facilities provide me with a comfortable environment in which to study and do sport. What’s more, Lancaster is really a homely place where I can pursue my hobbies. I love it!