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【AIP名校面对面】英国金斯顿大学访谈

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由左至右:

Soon Lee:Director of International Development

(英国金斯顿大学国际发展部主任)

Min Li:International Office (East Asia)

(英国金斯顿大学国际部东亚区负责老师)

Chenchen Zhou:Director of International Office, AIP Guangzhou Center

(AIP广州中心外事主管)



“Be open minded, curious,and reflective in learning”

打开心胸,保持好奇,从不同的文化中汲取营养,丰富自己。

——Soon Lee




AIP:我们知道一个非常著名的中国歌手Eason Chan毕业于金斯顿大学建筑系,但毕业后没有选择从事建筑而是音乐这个方向,您如何评价学生在专业和职业方向上的重大转变?


A famous Chinese singer named Eason Chan who also graduated from the department of Architecture of Kinston. He didn’t choose to be an Architect but a Musician. So how did the Kingston university help the student to start their career if their major is totally different ?


Soon:许多学生毕业后并不直接进入与他们专业相关的行业,例如,曾经是艺术家或工程师进入企业并最终成为企业的所有者。其中很重要一点是,我们更注重培养学生的就业能力或者技能转换能力,让其无论在任何行业都能驾轻就熟,如鱼得水。例如演讲汇报的能力,团队精神,应变能力,持久性等等。我们的课程不单只是教授课程本身,更多的会将日后工作中遇到的问题纳入课程本身。此外,我们同样有许多额外选修课程提供给学生参与,例如创业新兵训练营,志愿者服务计划,海外学习/工作等社会实践。

Many students do not go into career that is directly related to their major. For Example, Artists orengineers manage their companies and become the owners. One of the key things we do is to nurture students' employ ability or transferable skills such as presentation skill,teamwork, resilience,persistence, which are crucial in all sectors. Resilience, persistence etc. Our courses have incorporated the skills building into the curriculum. Additionally we have also many extra curriculum which students can participate in, such as entrepreneurship boot camp, volunteering scheme, study /work abroad opportunities.




AIP:如果学生对其他领域的专业感兴趣,例如生物,工程,数学,计算机......金斯顿大学如何帮助学生扩充其他领域的知识?


Is that possible if the art student are also interesting in the other area. For example, Biological,engineering, mathematics, computer……How did Kinston university help them to develop themselves in different area?

Soon: 除上述的额外课程之外,Kingston大学会策划并组织不同行业的研讨会,如互联网事件,通过与该行业领先人物进行对话,学校也会欢迎跨学科的学生参与并讨论。与此同时,学校也会提供短期课程,学生可以根据自己的兴趣进行注册。


In addition to the above, Kingston also organises many seminars, such as network events, and talks from key figures from the industry in which students across disciplines can participate. There are also short courses which students can register according to their interest.




AIP:金斯顿大学国际化程度非常高,学生来自全球各处。您觉得欧美学生与亚洲学生的思考方式有什么不同?


As we all know Kinston university is a multicultural campus with those international students who come from all over the world with different cultural background .What do you think the difference between Western thinking and Asian thinking ?


Soon:总体而言,来自亚洲的学生学习非常刻苦并注重考试,这对传统教学的老师而言是一种挑战,在西方的学习环境中,我们鼓励学生提出自己的意见并阐述自己的观点。也许这些观点内容并无直接关系,但是却能作为该生学习该学科中素材搜集的一部分。


In general, Asian learning involves hard working and isexam focused, but it is very challenging for our teachers.In the Western learning environment, students are encouraged to develop their own opinions and explain the rationale oftheir views. Maybe these opinions are not directly related to their learning content, but they can be part of the raw materials students collect for their subject learning.




AIP:作为一个亚洲人,学生如何更好的融入西方生活以及理解西方思维?


As an Asian, How to prepare yourself for integrating into Western life and better understand Western thinking?


Soon:我会建议亚洲的学生不要只想着融入西方的学生群体,更重要的多融入拥有不同文化背景的学生群体。Kingston大学的国际化程度非常高,学生来自世界上150多个不同的国家,这是个非常好的机会去了解不同国家的文化及他们思考问题的方式。打开心胸,保持好奇,从不同的文化中汲取营养,丰富自己。


I would encourage Asian students to mix with not just the Western students, but students from all other parts of the world. Kingston is privileged to be very diversified with students from more than 150 countries.This is a great opportunity to learn the cultures and ways of thinking in different countries.Be open minded, curious, and reflective in their learning.