Alumni - Deng Junwen, MA Publishing

As an international student with little experience of the publishing industry, I started my MA study at Oxford Brookes in 2004 with some trepidation. However, the helpful teachers, the friendly classmates and the creative courses gradually allowed me to relax and I came to enjoy enormously my study abroad. Amongst the activities on the programme were visits to the Frankfurt, Warsaw and Bologna book fairs. I also remember brainstorming projects in different pubs around Oxford! I recall the stimulating classes and seminars - and also the sunflower blooming against the wall of the campus building. It is such a warm memory and I will keep it in my mind all my life. ...

After returning to China, I am now working for Egmont China. As a freshman in the publishing industry, I very much appreciated my previous study at Oxford Brookes University. It not only gave me the necessary professional knowledge, but also the confidence to take forward my publishing career. Several other Chinese students took the same major with me that year, and we still remain in contact. I also keep in touch through email with other friends whom I met at Oxford Brookes. My only regret is that I did not come back to Oxford for my graduation ceremony. However, I will definitely return to Oxford one day, to remind myself of my young life there!

Posted on 16 Dec 2008 around 8am