Zhaohong Lin

PhD Human Resource Management

'I completed my PhD degree with a major in Human Resource Management in the Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London, located in the heart of London, UK.

'I chose to study in the UK because Birkbeck College stood out above the rest, and it had been recommended by many of my Chinese friends. Birkbeck, part of the University of London, has a great reputation internationally, especially for its teaching quality and mode, and also its research environment. The majority of academic staff in Birkbeck are research active and many of them have achieved outstanding performance in their field internationally. In my department, guest professors and CEOs from industries were regularly invited as speakers, which enhanced my practical experience and knowledge, as well as broadening my view at the international level.

'I have learnt to apply my knowledge through giving presentations, working in teams, and active involvement in workshops. The courses were taught in the evening and this flexibility enabled me to work part-time during the day. As a full-time international student, I found that staff at Birkbeck was very supportive and student diversity is welcomed. I have been well looked after and made a lot of friends from all over the world. The facilities are excellent, especially the Birkbeck library, you can use computers and read books freely in a very nice and quiet environment.

'I love the surroundings here, the University is centrally located, next to the British Museum, and has beautiful green parks and great places to relax and to have coffee. You may have a chance to watch games in world-leading football clubs (e.g. Chelsea and Arsenal), the tennis tournament at Wimbledon, and also enjoy a wonderful shopping experience in various department stores in London.

'I strongly recommend Birkbeck. You will experience living amongst people from many nationalities and make lifelong friends. Coming here was the best decision I've made so far. Without my four years of experience at Birkbeck, I would not have been able to grow up so fast and get promoted to professor and Vice Dean at Hainan University (211 national project) in China, within three years.'

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