The Urban Scholars Programme has helped me to set a clear view about my future, taught me the skills to plan for the future, to have ambition and goals in life, and has given me the skills to achieve them.
Becoming a Fellow for the Royal Society of Arts is a great honor, and was a great surprise, as I was only 23 years old. Over the years I worked in many companies covering fields from culture exchange to higher education.
The main reasons for why I was made a Fellow for the RSA was because of the impact and contribution of my work for the British and Chinese government in promoting culture exchange, and also being the youngest lecturer in UK higher education in the sector for Architecture at the time.
But tracing back to where all these started, it was in a classroom at Urban Scholars, sitting in a university when I was 12 years old, listening to professors and successful business individuals lecturing us about the future, setting goals, and learning all the necessary skills.
It was because of Urban Scholars Programme that started to plan for my future, the programme gave me great credibility that gave me a pass into the culture exchange industry. My career started because of this first job. It has lead me to work closely with the British and Chinese government, and I even met Her Majesty The Queen on one work occasion. The programme made me realise how important education is, especially for young people. That is why now I am working as a lecturer in a London based university, hoping to help and guide young people and change their futures.