Jia Xin's Blog

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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