By Lixuan Chen
As a developed country with a long history and good reputation for higher learning institutions, the UK attracts a lot of people from all over the world to travel and study every year.
In most cases, some big cities like London and Manchester are the preferred choices to study for most international students, but in Huddersfield, there are a good deal of Chinese students, and the amount is increasing year by year.
So, I’m taking a look at why Huddersfield attracts a huge number of Chinese students to come here and how they discover the town in the first place.
The main answer to this question lies in the University of Huddersfield itself. As a diverse and open university, it has cooperation programmes with a lot of Chinese universities.
This kind of cooperation means the students who attend Chinese universities have the opportunity to study in both UK and China, splitting their time between studying in their Chinese University for the first couple of years and studying in the UK for the remainder.
Therefore, most Chinese students come to Huddersfield to finish their last two years’ or the final year’s studies. For this kind of programme, students can experience two different teaching methods and environments simultaneously within a limited time. This helps them develop a comprehensive knowledge system and a greater awareness of different cultures.
Indeed, there are still some Chinese students who come to Huddersfield of their own choice, they made their decision after doing the research and combining their own preferences.
One of the advantages of this more traditional method is that they have more time to adapt to the UK’s culture. Nevertheless, no matter how Chinese students came here, they all have the same goal: to experience the rich multi-cultural lifestyle of the UK and enrich themselves well.