Yanghaoyi Liu

Country of origin: China

Copyright Trade Assistant, Language & Culture Press (China)

I chose to study at LUMS because it is one of the top-ranked management schools in the UK and the world.

What I liked most about the Masters degree was the project work we undertook in the Knowledge Management module. This practical assignment on this module gave us an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding about what we learnt in the class through theory, to work together with classmates from other countries, practise what we learnt and express our own thinking through the presentation.

During my year living and studying in Lancaster, I had a job in the Confucius Institute as a Chinese Tutor. I treasure those wonderful days and memories, tutoring Chinese learners from all over the world, communicating with my colleagues and students.  I also had the opportunity to participate in Chinese cultural activities at a local primary school in Lancaster where I engaged in play activities with the children.

During the MSc degree I undertook company research, in particular I completed several interviews in two organisations in order to complete my dissertation. This focused on paternalistic leadership in China through the investigation and comparison of the leadership styles in a private company and a public institution.

I would summarise my experience at Lancaster as excellent. I loved the peaceful atmosphere that Lancaster provided and the people were really friendly.

After graduating from Lancaster I joined the Language & Culture Press in Beijing, the only professional press for Chinese Language in China. But Lancaster has developed my passion for learning and I really want to pursue another Masters degree in the UK or Canada.