Personal author: Gao, Biqi
I went to LSE in 2013 for a graduate study in social policy and graduated from the School with a Master of Science in Development and Social Policy a year later. Being a student of LSE provided me a great opportunity to see the world and to learn more about social policies from my excellent lecturers and fellow students from all over the world. One of my most impressive memory of life in LSE was the department trip to Cumberland Lodge in January 2014. We worked in groups on researching and making policies on different subjects, such as education, traffic problem, public health, etc. It was a wonderful memory of discussing and presenting opinions on police-making with my intelligent group members, as well as an unforgettable memory of a weekend in the beautiful Windsor Great Park. In LSE, the courses I took on health, gender and social welfare, reshaped my understanding of social development, and then contributed to my career in public sector in my home country. Now I'm working for a institution that provides in-service education for schoolteachers from rural areas of China, which helps them to be accessible to more advanced teaching resources, and may finally contribute to improving the education levels of rural areas. It is my experience in LSE that inspires me to work for better education for teachers, and to keep on working even harder in the future.