THE BBC interviewed China’s Meridian School of English Project Manager Yu Xia who visited London recently to pick up her Duke of Edinburgh Award, at St James Palace.

“It was a really proud day and I got to speak to HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, who was fascinated by my new role in Beijing, and my educational experiences at Plymouth University and the Tellus Group,” said Xia.

“It took me 18 months to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme that included voluntary work, gardening, and lots of cooking at a rural village in the Bordeaux region of France.”

“I also completed a hiking expedition across Dartmoor, and lots of swimming activities. I really enjoyed the programme and met lots of new friends, and improved my English skills, and learned a great deal about the British culture and way of life in the UK.”

25-year-old Yu Xia, insisted she is not a role model, but wanted to do the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme to highlight the programme to other Chinese students studying in Britain who might think about going on the programme, and is open to 14 to 24 year olds.”

Talking about her role in China Xia, added: “I have been with the Tellus Group since 2011, and now based in Beijing. My job is to recruit students from China and Taiwan, and primarily responsible for the promotion and enrolment in the Chinese market to help children, adults, and college students to the UK to learn English, or participate in summer camps, winter camps, as well as work placement opportunities.”

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Picture: Yu Xia at BBC Broadcasting House in London

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