Alumni - Sum Cheung, MA International Publishing

Wishing to develop a wider horizon of the publishing industry in a global context, I decided to pursue further study aboard at Oxford Brookes after three years of my local career in publishing.

The Brookes life was all exciting and fun! We had teachers with international insight and friends from so many different countries - the course had students from 28 countries. I was nominated to be one of the student speakers at the annual International Evening of the Oxford Publishing Society. I also had invaluable work placements at not only publishers in Oxford but also the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank in Washington DC. These all made my time at Brookes more precious than ever.

As an international student, I was made to feel very welcome. During the Christmas break, I was able to stay with a couple in London arranged by HOST UK. During term time, I was blessed to be part of the committee team which organized activities for international students at the International Café, Oxford. These were valuable additions to my year in England.

It has been over three years since I returned home; at present I am at Cambridge University Press as a Publishing Officer for Asia.

Posted on 14 May 2009 around 10am