Tasha Tang from China, who graduates with an MA in Public Relations this month, reflects on her reasons for studying at Leeds Met.
Unlike most of my classmates, I had worked for six years in China before I came to Leeds.
I had been the assistant to a general manager in an international lighting company. Since I did not like the idea of working as somebody’s assistant forever, I decided to get a higher degree and become a manager myself one day.
I came to Leeds with a clear study plan and strong motivation to archive a higher career goal, so I worked hard and I did well, passing all modules with Merit – and gaining a Distinction for my dissertation.
As a student town, Leeds is full of energy. Students come from all around the world to live here and study together.
I love to work with a diverse set of people and learning from them. Every day in Leeds brought a new and fresh challenge for me, I learnt and grew day after day.
The teaching style is completely different. In China we learn things by remembering them; at Leeds Met we were never told what to do by the teacher. Instead, we sat down to group discussions, with everybody allowed to express their own opinions. We teamed up with other students and worked towards for the same goal. Everybody contributed their part. I enjoyed this and at the same time gained knowledge.
Now I have a job in a Canadian electronics company in Shenzhen city back in China. I work as the only PR person in the business here.
My responsibilities range from stakeholder relationship management to company image building (company profile and web site updates). From internal employee relationships to external communication.
This gives me the chance to practise everything I learned from Leeds Met.