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It’s an honour learning from inspiring academics in Asia Pacific Studies

“The University has many leading academics in Asia Pacific Studies. It’s a focal point of our studies and the Professors engage greatly in class discussions”, says student Matthew Parker. Read on to discover how it brings new light and new opinions to the topics studied.

Matthew Parker is studying Asia Pacific Studies: Korean Pathway, BA (Hons).
Matthew Parker is studying Asia Pacific Studies: Korean Pathway, BA (Hons).

“I am in Seoul, South Korea as I write this, approximately halfway through my study period abroad.

"As I lived near London, SOAS was my obvious place to study. But at the University of Central Lancashire’s Open Day I knew this University was for me.

"In April 2019, as part of an essay competition in a module on Taiwan, I had the amazing opportunity to travel abroad with some of the University Professors and some of my classmates. The Taiwan Travelling Seminar brought context and real-life experience to all the history and politics that we’d learned about in the lecture halls.

"I’ll never forget the day we took a long journey to a university in Taiwan to meet one of the leading academics on Taiwanese history. We explored the campus and were each able to talk to this esteemed academic. It was an honour to talk about Taiwanese history with someone so prolific, and who had written much of our course material. It was a mind opening experience and it motivates me to this day.

"The University has many leading academics in Asia Pacific Studies. It’s a focal point of our studies and the professors engage greatly in class discussions. It inspires us and brings new light and new opinions to the topics we discuss."

"Studying now in Korea I can see that the University of Central Lancashire has some of the best support systems in place. It’s a great feature of the University and it’s immensely helpful to students.

"If you are thinking about studying here, you will find it to be a transformative experience. You’ll leave as an entirely different person. You’ll be well read, able to articulate yourself and to present and develop sophisticated ideas.

"By following a course that truly inspires you, not only will the time fly but it’s be some of your most memorable years. The University library has more books and knowledge than any person would be able to consume within a lifetime.”