Category Archives: Campus life

Only a cup of coffee ?

one song a day

During our daily campus life, a cup of coffee can save us from fatigue. Coffee is not only for the sake of refreshing, it is also a habit. A habit which remind us the new day start.


You think it is just a cup of coffee?

Come on ! This is Art

We call that Latte Art !

If you like to caffeinate yourself with lattes, you’re probably not a fan of how expensive they can be. It’s much cheaper to make your own, and not nearly as complicated as you might think. In its simplest form, a latte is espresso mixed with steamed milk that culminates into a foamy surface of sippable heaven.

The composition of latte is very simple,  only two kinds of raw materials — milk and espresso. In order to make a good cup of latte, you need three key materials.

  • coffee bean                                                                                                                  The roasted coffee beans come from a mix of  beans from Latin America and Asia Pacific. Only 3% arabica beans, able to meet our quality standards, which can withstand the baking of sufficient depth, release status of caramel flavor, strong and sweet aftertaste.
  • milk                                                                                                                                      Using the hot steam quickly steam the milk,then become sweet and dense.
  • Blend                                                                                                                                           Injecting the milk slowly and creating the picture.


(Made by the author who used to work in STARBUCKS)


Finally, let‘s enjoy the show.

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Blackpool Dance Competition

As a member of The Hull University Dance Team, I had The honor to participate in “The 56th inter-varsity Dance Competition” held in Blackpool, a famous Dance town, in February, 2018, with The University of Hull Dance Team.

The Inter Varsity Dance Competition (IVDC) is an annual student dancesport competition organised by Inter Varsity Dance Association (IVDA). It was set up in 1962 with the aim “to promote Ballroom and Latin American dancing within universities, to organise an annual Inter Varsity Dance Competition, to extend participation of university dancers in competitive dancing both on the University Circuit and the Open Circuit.

Today the IVDA has a general membership of around 15,000 students with over 35 university dance clubs choosing to affiliate from all around the country.

The playing field is located in the winter garden in Blackpool. It is a large entertainment complex in the town centre of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It has twelve different venues, including a theatre, ballroom and conference facilities.

It has also been the venue of the Blackpool Dance Festival since its inception in 1920.

In Blackpool, there’s another building worth mentioning — the Blackpool Tower. Blackpool Tower is also the common name for Tower buildings, an entertainment complex in a red-brick three-storey block comprising the tower, the ground floor aquarium and cafeteria.

The dance floor is located in the ballroom of the tower.

In live performance of wind noise, the men in the dance floor leading ladies, old people with children, gentleman, elegant, graceful, can dance on here, is each national standard Latin dancers study wishes and dreams.Luckily, my teammates and I had a wonderful experience here.

Bye, Blackpool!
Hope we will meet again soon!

Top Tips for Struggling Students

University is a unique experience for all, whether you have gained freedom for the first time, are coming into education after years out, or studying alongside a job- it’s a mixed bag. However, at times it can get really tough, take it from someone who was a third year drop out!

Whether you’re missing friends and family, struggling with money or simply stressing about the workload, there are lots of obstacles to overcome. But not to worry you, can get through it, so chin up and follow a fellow struggler who made it to the other side. Here are my words of wisdom.

1) Believe in yourself- when the self doubt starts to kick in, remember you have earned your place at university, make the most of it- you can do it.

2) Use your support networks- especially your tutors- most of the time they are more than happy to help, drop them an email and arrange a visit, it can really give you the confidence boost you need.

3) Manage your time- it is much easier to cope with a workload if you manage your time effectively and plan ahead.

4) Don’t bottle it up! Your friends and family are there to listen and support you- it’s okay, be honest, if you’re struggling tell somebody!

If you do find you are struggling, the Hull University Union advice centre is a great place to start. You can find them in Student Central, visit their website or contact them on:

Do you have any tips or experiences you would be willing to share? Write in the comment box below!


It is difficult for most of UK students to managing a busy and independent lifestyle on a tight budget. However, good news is there are many ways to help students save money. Using the following top 5 discount cards offered in the UK.

  1. The 16-25 Railcard (Young person card).

    This card will help you save lots of money in your travel, and it gives 1/3 off for students. The Railcard costs just £30 per year, and if you know you’re going to be doing a lot of travelling over the next 3 years, you can buy a 3-year with only £70.

  2. NUS Extra.

    The NUS Extra card costs £12 per year and let students enjoy a wide range of discount on necessity and leisure items. if you don’t want spend money, you can choose another card—the NUS card, and it’s free.

  3. International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
    International Student Identity Card (ISIC), this card can make you enjoy big discount not only in UK, but also around the world. The ISIC offer over 150,000 discounts in over 130 countries.

  4. YHA membership card.The Youth Hostels Association is a charitable organisation, providing youth hostel accommodation. The membership card only costs £5 per year, and you can enjoy up £3 off per night.

    At last, don’t forget your basic student ID card also act as proof that you have a right to get a discount at a lot of business. So, don’t be shy, ask the staff whether you can get a student discount when you pay the money.

Campus Event: Inspired in Hull – “The Business of Film”

It is not under dispute that the film industry is big business, but what are the constructs behind the scene?

The Hull University Business School has invited her distinguished alumni, Kieran Breen, the President of International Theatrical Marketing, Twentieth Century Fox, to unveil the mystery of the movie business.

During this campus event, Kieran illustrated the film business value chain, from its production to the screen, as an exciting and risky parachute jumping. The reason for this is that the cost of a movie is usually around 60~100 million U.S. dollars, and the success of the product largely depends on the performance of its initial launch. In other words, it is either a safe landing or a tragic disaster.

He also explained the importance of the international marketplace, the need to understand the consumer in different countries, regions, and territories. And, the marketing divisions in reaching the consumer.

He further explored some of the structural changes impacting the movie business and the implications for the future of the industry. He noted that this business is no longer as profitable as before for a number of reasons. For instance, there are currently more entertainment options than 20 years ago, thus less disposable income will be available for movies. Moreover, China is building stronger political barriers to protect their local business, consequently the foreign film manufacturer can only get 25% of the sales revenue.

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This blog is reproduced from 2016 by Chanqi Xu