Hi, my name is Lacuo (Bingma Lacuo) and I am an International Office Ambassador for China. You can find our more about me here on the University web pages.
Today I'm going to tell you what I've been up to over the Christmas holidays and about preparing for exams here at Sheffield.
1 January 2015
It has been 11 days since the Christmas break started. I’ve been to London for the first few days and returned to Sheffield and spent the Christmas day with a British family called the Cudmore family. They’re very nice and hosted Christmas for me, and also for two of my other classmates,to spend this special day in their home. I’d like to attribute this kindness not only to the Cudmore family, but also to Fulwood Church which organised this activity in the first place.
Social activities, and socalising, here in the UK is so different from how it is in China. I believe going to a Church is a definitely helpful way to get in touch with local people, even if you are not Christian yourself.
The following day after Christmas is the 26th December, the so-called Boxing Day, that is known as a festival for shopping here in the UK. I went to the Bicester Village with my friend and came across the first snow of the winter.
Then, last but not least, my friends and I went to Scotland to attend the street parties that attracts hundreds of thousand people every year. It is really great to say good-bye to the final exams, at least temporarily. Happy new year!
11 January 2015
Faced with the upcoming final exams, I have to get up very early every day to take a seat in the library. At the exam time, the libraries at the University of Sheffield are very popular with students. In particular, the Information Commons (IC) is busy, although it is open 24/7, but the Western Bank library is my favorite as it is a classic library style and is quiet. Sometimes I will go to the St. George library as it possess the largest number of books in the field of business administration.
After choose a right place to get started with the preparation for the final exams, making an applicable reviewing plan is also of great significance. The final exam schedule for each program is mixed up in one general time-table and you have to find out which exams you’re supposed to take and plan well for that.
So it is obvious that, different from what things are like in China, studying in the UK requires more on self-dependent study and planning, and less on relying on others to organise you. It’s a good chance to be independent in every aspects and get ready for whatever is in store for us in the future.
By Lacuo Bingma
International Office Ambassador for China
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