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Jia Xin Chang

LLB Law | 2nd Year | Malaysia

I’m a 20-year-old Law student from Malaysia with a weird accent. I’m occasionally talkative, however I’m a natural introvert. I’m a lone ranger who enjoys her solitude and calmness, but I’m not anti-social. I’m a music lover and I play the piano, and constantly regret not picking up a second instrument when I was younger. I love singing but I’m not vocally trained. I don’t listen to any other music except rock - the heavier the better! Sometimes called weird by my friends, but I prefer to think of myself as unique. I have had an immense passion for writing ever since I was very young, and I write in both English and Chinese. I was the editor of my school bulletin and a student journalist during my high school days. I’m now a casual blogger and I enjoy my job (despite suffering from writer's block all the time). Welcome to my space.

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Why I Love Living in Mount Charles

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 27 May, 2019

Jia Xin explains why deciding to live in Mount Charles, one of the wide variety of accommodation options at Queen's, has been the perfect choice for her in second year.

Mental Health & Body Image: My Reflections on the ‘Scuse Me Exhibition

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 17 May, 2019

In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) the Naughton Gallery held a guided tour of their 'Scuse Me Exhibition which delves into body politics and mental health. Jia Xin went along and is sharing her thoughts on body positivity.

7 Things That Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 13 May, 2019

Mental health problems can affect anyone and Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) is designed to raise awareness of that. Today Jia Xin is sharing some tips that can help improve your mental health.

My Experience Performing in Malaysian Night at Queen's

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 9 April, 2019

Jia Xin shares her experience of performing in the Belfast Malaysian Night (widely known as M Night) musical, and why it was the perfect place to step out of her comfort zone and try something new.

Qulture Shock 2019 - Celebrating International Culture at Queen's

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 26 March, 2019

This year's Qulture Shock was a great success. It showcased dancing and music from Ireland to Malaysia and everywhere else in between! Jia Xin is sharing her thoughts on being part of the experience.

The biggest "culture shock" moments I had after moving to Belfast

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 4 March, 2019

Queen's is an international university with students from all over the world studying here. But even so, there are sometimes a few unexpected "culture shock" moments to adapt to. Jia Xin is sharing hers, as well as her new found love of tea!

Where to Take Your Parents When they Visit You at University

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 7 February, 2019

If your parents are coming to visit you at University, you want to make sure you show them Belfast at it's best! Here's a selection of places to go that will help them fall in love with the city.

What to do at the weekends in Belfast (no alcohol version)

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 1 February, 2019

When there are no more lectures or tutorials, we all want to enjoy our weekends! Jia Xin is sharing her favourite (non-alcoholic) things to do at the weekend to relax and have fun.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Worry About if You’re Moving to Belfast

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 28 January, 2019

Moving to a new place can feel a little scary, especially when it's a brand new country. Jia Xin is sharing the things she was worried about before moving to Belfast, and how that's all changed now she's here.

Tips for Coping with Multiple Assignments

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 21 January, 2019

Trying to work on multiple assignments? Deadlines months can be very taxing especially if you know you need to produce your best work. Jia Xin is here to share her ways of dealing with multiple assignments.

Why You Should Join Queen’s Knights Cheerleading Club

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 December, 2018

Jia Xin answers some of the questions for those who are interested in knowing more about Queen’s Knights Cheerleading - Cheerleading might not be as ‘girly’ as you think!

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My Internship with Funds-Axis

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 3 October, 2018

Jia Xin shares her experience in doing an internship with a regulatory technology company, and how she found working in an office environment for the first time.

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5 Mistakes I Made as a fresher

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

Everyone makes mistakes, but here’s how to remedy the most common ones in the new academic year.

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4 tips for surviving uni exams

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

We have all faced the dread of exams during A levels, but these top tips will stop you having to pull an all-nighter before your first uni exams.

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Smoothing the transition from college to university

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 12 September, 2018

During A-levels you were probably whining about tough exams and how you couldn’t wait to get to university to put an end of those sleepless nights and endless cramming. But starting university is just the beginning of a brand new student journey…

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How I discovered myself at Queen’s

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 3 September, 2018

You learn so much outside the classroom at Queen's.

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Misconceptions about Studying Law

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 19 July, 2018

It's easy to have misconceptions about a subject before you start university, Jia Xin explores four misconceptions she had about studying law.

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Some advice for current and prospective university students

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 16 July, 2018

Jia Xin is back to reassure you that everything you are thinking and feeling about student life is perfectly normal. Here is her advice...

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Things most Law students will agree on

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 16 July, 2018

As a law student, Jia Xin is here to share with you 4 things that she believes most Queen's Law students will agree on.

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Exploring Nature in Belfast

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

There's a lot more to university than studying, Jia Xin talks you through the great green spaces in and around Belfast that you can visit when you need a break from the books.

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4 skills you learn in a part-time job that will benefit your entire career

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 25 June, 2018

It pays the bills, but a student job can also set you up with work skills that are essential for your future career. Here are just a few of them.


The do’s and don’ts of getting a part-time student job

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 20 June, 2018

Max the experience to boost your CV and earn some extra cash.


Three misconceptions Asian students have about Belfast before they come here

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 28 May, 2018

Newsflash: There is such a thing as a Northern Irish summer

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Moving to Belfast from Malaysia

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 4 June, 2018

For international students, it can be always nerve-wracking to leave your home and to move to a different country. It takes guts. But guess what? You are not alone.

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How I survived a mental breakdown at university

Jia Xin Chang, LLB LAW | 5 March, 2020

Thanks to the support of the Student Wellbeing Services at Queen’s, Jix Xin was able to seek help for anxiety and depression.