Bo Wang studied the Advanced Level Foundation and is now at the University of Warwick studying Language, Culture and Communication.
Hi Bo. Why did you choose to come to Warwick?
I’ve always been interested in the media, and my course is media related. With reference to the university and rankings, Warwick definitely has a good reputation.
What is your degree about?
My course is a kind of combination of media and linguistics. We also do psychology and language in society as an optional module.
Warwick is very highly ranked – getting here is an achievement! How do you think Kings was able to help you to get here?
I think Kings helped a lot in the UCAS application process. For example, in my first week of Kings, my tutor gave me an introduction to the British education system, and how we can get to university. We could set a goal and consult our UCAS advisor to have some information about how to choose the university, how to write a good personal statement and how to make your choice for insurance or firm.
"I think Kings helped a lot in the UCAS application process."
Can you tell me a bit more about writing your personal statement?
I think you need to show your own personality and interest in the subject, not like some students who use a model. I think you are free to show your own personality.
When you came to Warwick as an international student, what was it like? Is it an international community?
Yes, it is. I think it’s quite challenging for international students to study here because British students are quite brilliant so we need to have good language skills to get involved in academic life here.
What advice do you have for students just coming to the UK?
I think the most important thing is to keep on practising your English skills. You really have to participate in seminars.
What do you want to do with your degree?
I hope to continue a postgraduate degree at a British university, after graduation I hope to be a film producer or film exhibition creator.
How do you think you have changed since you left China?
I think I have become a more independent student, not just for academic life but also for social life.