Xingyu Yang

Telecommunications and Wireless Systems with a Year in Industry MSc

Why did you choose master’s study at the University of Liverpool?

For me, having studied at undergraduate level at the University, it was the support I received as a student here. As an international student, at first I found there was a big difference between the culture and study pattern here than in my home country. The University of Liverpool provided warmth and support to help me to adapt and make adjustments to being a student in the UK. For example, the free academic English learning lecture, personal academic advisor and mentoring system in the Electrical Engineering and Electronics department. 

What’s the best thing about studying in your department?

All new students are assigned with an Academic Advisor and a senior student as a Mentor, which is helpful for both academic and personal guidance. Also, every student on my programme will be given a chance to choose a year-long project in the area that they are interested in with an expert in the field as a supervisor.  

How do the facilities in the University help you with your studies?

The 24/7 library opening hours allow open and wealthy resources that every student can access at any time and for any need. The Sports Centre includes various facilities, such as a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, etc. As a regular swimmer, this personally really helps me to destress. The Careers & Employability Service provides various resources and support for students wanting to pursue their chosen career path.

What kind of support do you get from lecturers?

Study wise, my lecturers have helped me convert the way I study to adapt to the studying pattern here in a UK university. Career wise, despite the huge amount and freely accessible resources in the Careers and Employability Centre, my tutor also gave me personalised career advice and tailored my CV for me. When I first started studying here, my lecturers also introduced me to historical sights, and restaurants for leisure.

What do you enjoy most about the whole experience?

I have found that all of the resources that I have been able to access from the University of Liverpool have been the greatest treasures for me. This includes the literature, software available from the libraries and the Department, as well as the career guide from Careers & Employability Service.

How do you believe undertaking a master’s will help your career prospects?

Studying at master’s level means I have become more specialised in a specific area, building on the underpinning knowledge that I have gained from undergraduate degree. It boosts my understanding and experiences in Telecommunications and Wireless Systems Engineering which will aid me in my future career prospects.

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