Beth Xia (China)

Awarded International Scholarship - School of Communication Design 2014

Name: Beth Xia
Course: BA(Hons) Graphic Design
Home Country: China

姓名:贝丝·夏
课程:平面设计 (荣誉)文学学士学位
国籍:中国
年龄:18岁

Why Falmouth?

Falmouth University was recommended by my teacher's friend, who is an alumnus. Then I did some research about the University. The course website is great (especially student works), and I like the place, it's peaceful and friendly.

为何选择法尔茅斯?

我老师的朋友推荐我就读法尔茅斯大学,他是本校校友。于是我研究了这所大学。它介绍课程的网站特别好(尤其是学生作品)。我也喜欢这个地方,整个环境安宁而友善。

What's the most difficult thing about being an International Student?

The lack of common knowledge can be a problem. I asked many people to explain basic things when I first came, and it can be depressing. But now it's fine.

作为一名留学生遇到最大的困难是什么?

缺少常识是个问题。我初来乍到时让许多人给我解释基本的东西,有时候这让我很沮丧。但现在都好了。

How is your course going?

It is a big and great course. We have a new studio on the Falmouth Campus. It looks really nice! The tutors are helpful and the projects are interesting. We have quite a lot of free time on Wednesday and Friday. My classmates are talented, that's the best thing! I can always learn from my classmates.

你的课程怎么样?

我学的是一门优秀的大课。在法尔茅斯校区里我们有一个新的工作室。它看起来漂亮极了!导师们非常乐于帮助我们,各个项目也很有意思。在周三和周五我们有很多自由时间。我的同学都才华横溢,这才是最棒的!我总能向我的同学学习。

How is your Academic School?

We have lectures and seminars once a week. There is also a learning group with our tutor once a week, and one-to-one tutorials. We have Macs in our studio, and more Macs and a printer on second floor - really convenient.

你的学院怎么样?

我们每周均有讲座和研讨会。每周还有导师带领的学习小组以及一对一的指导。我们的工作室里配备了苹果电脑,三层还有更多苹果电脑和一台打印机——非常方便。

What difference has the award of a Falmouth University International Scholarship made to you and your studies?

I think it made me more confident about my abilities, and made my dream of studying design abroad come true.

获得法尔茅斯大学留学生奖学金对你和你的学业有何影响?

我觉得奖学金让我对自己的能力更自信,也帮助我实现了我出国学习设计的梦想。

Are you involved with any clubs and societies?

Yes, I joined several societies. My favorite is Wild Doc Society; we watch wildlife documentaries that are stimulating.

你参加俱乐部或社团吗?

我参加了几个社团。我最喜欢的是野生动物纪录片社团,参加这个社团我们能观看很多刺激的野生动物纪录片。

What social activities do you enjoy?

The International Society is really nice, they organise lots of activities. I also like travelling with friends.

你喜欢什么社交活动?

国际社团非常好,他们组织很多活动。我也喜欢和朋友旅游。

What's the best thing about living in Falmouth?

It is peaceful and relaxing. I live in Penryn and there is a beautiful lake nearby.

在法尔茅斯生活最棒的是什么?

这里安宁放松。我住在彭林,附近有一个美丽的湖。

What will you miss most about Falmouth when you leave?

The feeling of freedom.

你毕业后会最怀念法尔茅斯的什么?

自由的感觉。

Has the University been supportive during your time here?

Yes, I can always get help if I need it. We also have English language classes and the English teacher is really nice.

你上学时学校有对你给予帮助吗?

有,当我需要帮助时,我总能获得帮助。我们还有英语课,英语老师也很好。

What advice would you give to students planning on coming to Falmouth?

Do some research. Look at the website of the University and find out as much information as you can. I didn't know that Falmouth University share a student union with Exeter University, and that's the best surprise for me, I love it. But to avoid surprises - do some research. Also, build up your portfolio. My classmates are really talented so you need to be good!

你对打算就读法尔茅斯的学生有什么建议?

多做调查。浏览学校的网站,尽可能多地获取信息。之前我不知道法尔茅斯大学与埃克塞特大学共同成立了一个学生会。这对我来说是最大的惊喜,简直太棒了。但如果想少一些意外——就多做些了解。同时也要充实自己,我的同学们非常有才华,所以你也不能落后!

And what about the future?

After I graduate, I hope to work as a graphic designer and also do some illustration in my free time.

你对未来有何打算?

毕业后,我希望成为一名平面设计师,同时在业余时间画插图。

Published December 2014

2014年12月出版