Furthering the relationship between the UK and China
For Chen Guangli, who studied BA International Studies, studying at a Sino-British university was to be a precursor to his future career.
He now works for the British Consulate General in Shanghai, coordinating their regional activities in Ningbo and developing the relationship between the UK and China on a sub-national level.
He credits his time studying at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China with introducing him to a "stimulating world of thinking and learning" which had a profound impact on his understanding of the world. He says the skills he gained during his degree were exactly the qualities a job at a political organisation, such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, requires.
Guangli says: "It is from the International Studies department that I started to feel that learning experience can be enmeshed with daily life rather than a separate part. Once you feel your knowledge-rich teachers are not far away and are actually part of your life, you become motivated and stimulated in your work."
"Now my responsibilities cover the development of relationship between the UK and China on a sub-national level, with particular focus on promoting commercial, science and research, climate change and environment, as well as political exchange between UK and Chinese entities from local level. I work to make new contacts from a range of industries and explore opportunities for UK organisations to get involved."