I wanted to break out of my comfort zone and try a different style of learning, so here I am, travelling from Hong Kong to Leeds!
I studied filmmaking and photography here. Although I am a media student, I have never studied these topics before. I was amazed by the professor here, who was really nice and patient. He always planned the lessons well and was very understanding. He was able to make theoretical things fun I even played Hermione from Harry Potter during one lesson! I was over the moon! In general, the lessons were memorable. And this module will be useful for my future career as an all-rounded media artist.
The culture exposure included in the LISS program is delightful. When I checked my Google maps, I found that I travelled across most of the Yorkshire area! My favourite cities are York and Whitby. York is such a historic town packed with astonishing Roman architecture. Meanwhile, Whitby is a little town near the sea. The view there is fantastic! By the way, the fish and chips there are award winning! Watch out for the seagulls though they will fight for your chips! With the unlimited sea line and soft wind, I was completely mesmerised.
Apart from my studies and trips, I went to the gym and cooked in my leisure time. The Edge, a world-class gym located eight minutes away from my accommodation, was the best gym I have ever seen! I went there for swimming every morning before lessons in the first two weeks. And later, I joined their free classes, including yoga, fitball and Zumba. The tutors were helpful and kind. Then I spent about two hours a day there for running and yoga workouts. I felt much healthier than before!
I had always wanted to enjoy my evenings with friends in Hong Kong. In Leeds, I could finally achieve that! I went shopping with my friends after lessons and we prepared our meals together every day. Enjoying the sunshine and friendships we had, this summer was amazing.