Li Junzeis a recent graduate of the International Business Economicsprogramme at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China （UNNC）. From disorientation in the beginning to his current confidence， he is now ready to pursue further study at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In this interview， Junze recalled his student days， and shared some of his experiences， allowing us to follow his path in retrospect to explore his experience at UNNC.
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Interview with Li Junze 李钧泽采访
“ 很留恋这里！”在毕业过后的采访中，李钧泽用最直白的话语表达了他对宁波诺丁汉大学的留恋。“ 四年很美好，转瞬即逝”即将前往伦敦继续深造的他，回忆起自己在宁诺的学习生涯，从初入宁诺的短暂迷茫，到如今走出宁诺的自信从容；从聆听学长学姐们的，到帮助学弟学妹们发展自我；从和朋友们相识相交，到如今各奔前程。这段学习经历不仅使他扩展了知识的广度，同时也帮助他开掘了思想的深度。在本次采访中，李钧泽在回忆自己的学习生涯的同时，也了他所总结的一些经验，让我们跟随他记忆的脚步，探寻他在宁诺的经历与成长。
在问及如何确定自己的目标时，李钧泽讲述了他的经历。在iWeek（新生适应周）期间以及参与的社团活动中，李钧泽结识了许多乐于的学长学姐。“ 一开始进来（宁诺）的感觉，像是个的大家庭，每个人都乐意去经验、帮助他人。” 李钧泽这么形容宁诺的氛围。通过与学长学姐的交流和自己的观察，李钧泽找到了学习参考的对象，并通过实践将他人的经历改造成适合自我的全新规划。“无论是大一的暑假还是其他时候，每一个阶段都能找到学习的对象。”后来，李钧泽也将学长学姐们带给他的这份温暖与力量延续了下去，成为学长、朋辈导师的他，经常为学弟学妹们解疑答惑、学术经验，被大家笑称为“多老师”
My UNNC Story
Li Junze： Every step I take here is meaningful！
“ I’ll miss this place very much！” expressed Li Junze during this interview after graduation. He used the most understandable words to describe UNNC’s profound presence in his memories. “The four years were wonderful but fleeting，” said Junze， as he recalled his journey at UNNC. From disorientation in the beginning to his current confidence， he is now ready to pursue further study at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From listening to seniors sharing their experience， to ually helping other fellow students， from building friendships to parting ways， Junze reflected on how his educational journey broadened his knowledge and deepened his insights. In this interview， Junze recalled his student days， and shared some of his experiences， allowing us to follow his path in retrospect to explore his experience at UNNC.
Ready to rise and take off
At a dinner during his senior year at high school， Li Junze first learned about Sino-foreign universities. After the Gaokao， Junze and his parents together explored this type of university thoroughly. Junze ually found that UNNC matched his ideal requirements， and he decided to attend university here. UNNC provides a great platform that is rich in resources， which can benefit students future development， and students need to consider how to take advantage of them. Junze is especially adept at appropriately taking advantage of UNNCs strengths.
However， Junzes journey at UNNC was not all smooth sailing. “When I first entered the university， I struggled a lot， and even thought of dropping out to repeat another year and then enter a traditional university.” Consequently， Junze was facing below-average grades by the spring of his freshman year. Nevertheless， through his parents support and senior students encouragement， Junze adjusted his mindset and changed himself during the autumn semester. He then quickly caught up with the universitys academic pace and actively began to participate in university s. As Junze discussed this period， he highlighted how grateful he was for his parents selfless giving and support. “My parents paid a lot of attention to my behaviour， like whether their son from a small town could adjust to a new environment or whether there would be a recognition gap between other students and me. However， they provided full support because they hoped I could use the opportunity to open the door to a bigger world.”
Learning from observation， growing from communication
When asked about how he targeted his goals， Li Junze explained how his experience during iWeek （new students induction week） and with student organisations was formative because he connected with and learned from many senior students. When describing UNNC’s community， Junze said， Upon entering， one can feel that UNNC is like a warm family， and everyone is happy to share. Through communicating with senior students and through observation， Junze found role models worth referencing and adapted other role models’ experiences to form his ideal plan. No matter the period， everyone can find a role model for different stages in life.
With regard to studying abroad， Junze also gave his opinions. He thinks that the most significant value in studying abroad does not lie solely in the knowledge learned from courses， but in gaining an elevated international view from communicating with a different culture.“ I learned during my UK trip the contrast between the English and the Scottish.” Junze used this example to explain the following， “I look forward to travelling to different countries because it can critically influence our future profession or other experiences.” At the same time， Junze also pointed out that communication is essential in NUBS Chinas courses because interpersonal communication with professors or peers can stimulate different ideas and thoughts.
Classroom outside of NUBS China
Aside from studying at NUBS China， Junze also learned a lot from other places. He gained many benefits from clubs and friendships， which enriched his university life. During his second year， he became the leader of the Sunny-Biz Student Society. As Junze discussed the ways he benefited from the club， he explained， “I think the club gifted me two things — teamwork experience， and friendship built through the experience.” Friends who share common bonds are vital to Junze. In both daily and academic life， friends gave him support and enlivened his UNNC journey.
When actively attending clubs and maintaining friendships， the balance between such involvement and learning becomes an inevitable issue. Junze believes that the problem lies in balancing social and academic life. “It is impossible to achieve total balance， and there is no absolute standard，” said Junze when he responded to the issue. He thinks that daily life and study time are intertwined， meaning that they cannot be easily split into different periods. If one tries to forcefully split them apart， one may face more struggles and lower efficiency. The best way might be to appropriately position ones attitude and mindset， be flexible with changes， adapt to emerging issues， and achieve a balance between the dynamic pace of daily life and studying.
Space and calm to explore future paths
As the interview came to an end， Junze shared his thoughts when asked about what he wanted to share with younger students. He first described his experience during the past year， “I was swamped， to the point where I could not find a clear direction.” Final year examinations， graduate school applications， papers， and the recent COVID-19 pandemic made Junzes schedule in the past year very packed. Since graduation， he has finally found some time to be calm and reflect on the previous year. He believes that by doing so， he can better position himself， digest recent accomplishments， and clarify his future direction to pr himself from feeling lost. Such a state of mind is something he looks for in daily life.
“I will first be continuing my studies after graduation.” Junze mentioned his graduate school choice as he talked about his future path. While conversing over career development， Junze revealed two different paths he planned for himself. The first plan is to enter a company to gain project management experience after graduating with a master’s degree， and then later pursue an MBA programme. The second plan is to pursue a PhD degree after a master’s programme， to delve deeper into academia and return to university to become an academic staff. No matter which choice， Junze gradually equips the ability to cherish the moment and keep his wits about his future.
采访：CC 图片， ：李钧泽， FoB