Who are you and what is your role in the Coventry University Group?

I am a lecturer of English Language & Business, based at Coventry University’s oldest Chinese partner, the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS). I have been based at GDUFS since graduating from CU with a BA degree in English & Business in 2010. 

At GDUFS I, alongside my colleagues Fred Parker and Dan Liu are responsible for the design and delivery of Business and Language modules and projects to help them prepare to make the transition to CU. You may meet some of them if you work in the Faculty for Business and Law.

Something else about yourself?

Don’t let the British accent fool you. I was actually born in the German city of Monchengladbach. 

I am also an avid football fan who supports Borussia Monchengladbach, as well as the German National team (wonder how long we’ll remain in the Euros). 

Something you learnt during the pandemic or something you started (or stopped) doing that you would like to keep doing (or not doing)

I haven’t smoked in a year and a half!!!

Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions I have found myself living with family in Coventry since January 2020. Un(fortunately), cigarettes prices are astronomical in the UK, and my family are never happy with me doing it, so…I stopped. 

How did I go cold turkey? I went back to an old childhood hobby – stamp collecting – which is surprisingly just as relaxing. 

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