About ten years ago, I decided to do a Masters in Liverpool. I was working in HR and I wanted to learn more about business operations, plus I wanted to learn English. When I first arrived, I needed to open up a bank account, so I went up to someone in the street and asked where the nearest branch of my bank was – it was a local man with a strong accent and I couldn’t understand a word of what he was saying. He was the first person I talked to so I thought to myself, if I can’t understand him, how am I going to understand any of my professors? He could see that I didn’t understand what he was saying, so he walked me to the bank instead. It was definitely a good first impression of the UK.
I think the decision to study in the UK was the most impactful one I’ve ever made – I had the opportunity to meet so many people from different countries, and understand the differences between us. It’s very helpful for my role in HR – I’m so interested in discovering and appreciating other cultures. It’s great to work at Colt because we’re a global company, so I get to do that every day.
Sue Su | HR Manager | China