Ping’s Blog Posts

How to deal with the stress of studies

It’s the fourth week of this semester which is one-third of the semester gone. I have started planning out my coursework. I am really glad that this year I don’t have an exam. However, I do have four pieces of coursework which require 2000 to 4000 words each. I learned from last semester not to leave work to the last minute, so I have a plan to structure my work, do research and write a bit of work each day. If not, you will be worried when the deadline approaches. (more…)

Working as a student ambassador – Ping

On Oct 6, we had our first Open Day. Visitors came to our campus to find out more about our courses and facilities at RGU. We had training the day before so we were clued up on what to expect on the day such as safety, event timings, and duties.  (more…)

First semester back at RGU as a student buddy

September is the start of my second term with RGU. Though I only have class on Thursday and Friday! (more…)

Erasmus Student Network – Bennachie Hike

ESN – Erasmus Student Network, is an international student organisation with a mission to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. Before I joined RGU, I had no idea what ESN was. I only knew it was one of the groups under RGU Student Union. (more…)

Welcoming new students – Being a student ambassador

With the new academic year starting many of RGU’s new students are starting to arrive at Aberdeen International Airport. As a fellow international student, I decided I wanted to work as a student ambassador and be involved in welcoming people as they flew into Aberdeen from all over the world!

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Chinese Zodiac

2018 is the year of dog. Why it is the year of dog you ask?

First, we need to understand what Chinese Zodiac is. The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. Scientifically, the 12-year cycle is the orbital period of Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar System. For ancient Chinese, it is considered every 60 years is a round; when all the dates are repeated once again every 60 years. That is what I learnt from my grand uncle. The 12 animals also represent different five elements based on their characteristics: –

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My first 30 days in Aberdeen: Home Searching Journey

Ping is from Hong Kong and started studying MSc Project Management in January 2018.

Time files. Today is Jan 31. I have been in Aberdeen for a month.

My first home in Aberdeen is Copthorne Hotel at Huntly Street which I stayed there for 12 days. The first week I was busy viewing houses which I arranged before I came.

10 apartments viewed within 5 days. Average 2 apartments per day! (more…)