Miao-Yi Lai, Digital Journalism (MLitt)

Miao-Yi Lai

Taiwan

Taiwanese student Miao-Yi Lai is studying a postgraduate degree in Digital Journalism at Strathclyde. Find out why she chose to study with us and what she enjoys most about her course.

Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?

I'd like to experience a different life overseas. I chose to take on a postgraduate degree because I also wanted to get something helpful to my future. I decided to study at Strathclyde due to its course and lower expense comparing to other cities in the UK.

I'd like to gain more skills and change my future work. I like writing and I think all the people in the world read news everyday. That's why I want to study journalism.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

It's not only theoretical but also practical. In the second term, I've worked with my classmates to make our own news website... Our professors will guide us how to do it and also help us to promote it. It's really fun and we have learned a lot from the experience.

What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed studying your course?

I have learned how to do news writing, broadcast and video. Also I have learned ways to investigate. The course has taught me what a journalist is.

How has your course helped to enhance your current career/prepare you for your future career?

The assignments can be one part of your CV. In the second term, we worked on our own website. There are many opportunities for my work to be seen.

What are your ambitions for the future, and how do you think your time at Strathclyde will help you to achieve your goals?

I want to be a journalist in a foreign country. People in my class are from different countries. I can learn a lot because of different cultures. As I mentioned, I can have my work seen on our own website.