Head of Moving Image at the School of Film and TV Arts
Film-maker for more than 30 years / 11-year work experience with the BBC / Founder of Jayamac Productions
By my bedside lies a piece of driftwood I once found somewhere as I walked along a beach. On it rests my wedding ring. For me, that is almost a perfect symbol of my life. I have always thought of myself as driftwood – a romantic notion of drifting along, stopping somewhere because something catches my eye. Then exploring, resting, drifting till suddenly, one day, I cut myself adrift and move somewhere else. It is as if it were planned but it also happens quite by chance – was it always thus meant to be?
Gliding along in this carefree fashion is definitely attractive; but it also makes for a very unsettling life. I often think that the reason why this has never troubled me very much is because my stability comes from my marriage to Donald, as symbolised by the ring at my bedside and the real human being beside me.
Nowadays, when my heart is restless, I just drag him along…. But I am constantly amazed by how lucky I have been. And long may that luck continue!
In the summer of 2019, she was selected for the global volunteer dispatch program “Dunhuang culture watchmen”, thus becoming one of the ten watchmen. Ten watchmen, forty days, over 7.500 tourists to visit more than 250 vivid caves, murals, paintings for a total service of 20.000 minutes and 2000 kilometers of walking. What are the most memorable things that she discovered in forty days of watch tour? Did she meet any interesting souls? Once you become a Dunhuang watchmen, it is for life, and you could hear many different stories about Dunhuang. Being able to bring the ancient Dunhuang culture back to our times is a profoundly touching experience. Meet Duhuang, meet yourself, and meet you!
Keep infinite love
Year 4 Industrial Design
One of the Mingo founders / Former marketing director of a youth organization support team / Love expression & illustration
Unable to tolerate monotony and boredom, finds interesting things and people irresistible.
A very emotional person, new media lover, always passionate about words, she believes in the power of expression. She with her actions she hopes to inspire more people to express their kindness. Because of her passion in design, she established the brand Mingo with my friends, hoping to make some warm designs to bring a sense of belonging to XJTLUers.
Fate, too wonderful to explain
Year2 Applied Mathematics
Captain of XJTLU & UoL RoboMaster Team/Vice president of XJTLU G-Master Robotic Club/Student lecturer of optional course “Build your Multi-Rotor drone”/Fellow of Summer Undergraduate Research
He has been passionate about robots, model planes, Wargame, and tennis since childhood. The free and open environment of XJTLU gives him a lot of space for growth and opportunities. In his spare time, he joined several clubs and organizations, actively participated in volunteer activities inside and outside the school while being been busy with robotic developing projects and summer undergraduate research projects. He is now a student lecturer of a “Build your Multi-Rotor drone" lesson; and serving as the captain of XJTLU & UoL RoboMaster Team, he will be preparing for the RoboMaster2020 Competition with the "enthusiasts".
Want to know how he will face the challenges of the future? Want to know how he achieved the balance of school, club, and life? Come and chat with him!
Keep forcing yourself to move on
Year 4 Economics
Exchange student in the Netherlands during 2018-2019/ Member of the best award surf project team
He is a common member of many seniors, silently doing what he should and wants to do. A year of exchange experience in the Netherlands may be the most magnificent time in his college life. That year, holding the idea of going to see the current situation in Europe, he was alone in a journey to Europe. In a short period of time, he truly experienced the history and reality of Europe...
Use your feet to measure, use your brain to think, and use your heart to experience it; embrace the world and let yourself stand on a bigger stage.
Year4 Industrial Design
Academic Excellence Award / Tencent Product Intern / Former Brand Marketing Director of Enactus/ Self-Explorer
She got the academic excellence award in Y3 and entered Tencent as a summer intern of product direction in the same year. She did the job of operating League of Legends’ online campaign in Tencent. Since entering the university, she has been exploring different directions from school organization to off-campus internships. She has done five internships within three different fields, including marketing, design, product management, etc.
If you want to know more about her experience and how did she find my direction, or the students who are interested in similar directions she have been to, please come and listen to her story.
When young, dare to try
Year 2 Actuarial Science
Technology and Innovation Association Minister of External Relations/Tencent Investment Incubation Center Intern/Kangaroo Red Scarf Hong Kong Investment Banking Leader
From being an intern in Hong Kong to becoming a leader, a change of position is not only the change in your title, but also the change of abilities and responsibilities to carry. Regarding internships, I went from jobs without a contract all the way to collecting more than 10 offers, I believe you will be interested in what I can tell you. There are thousands of paths you can go and choices you can make in the university. You may wish to communicate with one another and express your thoughts.
Why does it have to be photography?
Year 2 BA Filmmaking
Indie-photographer / Co-founder of HANSHE
Stubbornly devoting himself to self-exploration, constantly under the attack of romance, he is obsessively searching for the balance between softness and harshness in the real world, attempting to break some stereotypes and redefine the rules, and giving his own devoted response to what goes beyond the reach of human language through pictures. Equipment and technique apart, what is photography actually about? Why is it nothing but photography? Ringo will start from his portfolio Light of XJTLU to expresses his perspective of contemporary photography.
Find yourself and keep going
Year 3 BA in Economics
From Xinjiang/ Rap Fan/ Internship Offers Collector/ Amateur Keyboard Player
Gentle, determined and hardworking are the
words to describe her. She likes to spend time
with her friends but also with herself. She
suffered from depression, but now she’s
willing to start over. After the difficulties
she experienced, she set up her own ways of
People always make choices in life. We are
constantly thinking about the meaning behind
everything. For instance, the meaning of an
internship, the meaning of going abroad and
so on. We think about it in order to find the
driving force behind our choices. Anyway,
please try harder and go further. I hope that
you can have the choice to choose the life
Follow your heart to find yourself
Year 3 Communication Studies
University Academic Achievement Award Winner/Traveler/Ukulele Lover
She’s not willing to get to know the world only through social media. In this case, she went to orphanages in Romania by herself in the summer of 2018. She did an internship in a small city in Greece by herself in the summer of 2019. She has lived in foreign countries by herself, experienced the collision of cultural differences, learned new languages, and rebuilt social networks from scratch... Two summers, two experiences that made her grow fast and gave her the chance not only to know the world, but also to understand herself. Most importantly, she learned to connect with the world without prejudices.
本次活动共邀请了10位来自不同领域的嘉宾，他们来自于校内外各行各业，他们拥有丰富充实的经历、真实生动的故事、独到有趣的观点。他们分别是：影视艺术学院移动影像系主任Garrabost Donald Jayalakshmi、敦煌守望者江玉珠、新疆姑娘张珞琛、寒舍联合创始人林戈、西浦与利物浦机甲大师联队队长吴子牛、旅行爱好者段星兆、实习小能手肖龙、荷兰交换生安世祎、自我探索者李怡琦、Mingo创始人宋晨雨。嘉宾们打破了传统阅读壁垒，与大家尽兴畅谈。