Chinese New Year celebrations

27 January 2014

Ula Wang
Ula Wang

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this month, the most important celebration of the year in China, an evening of live music, dragon and Chinese dancing will take place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Friday 31 January and is open to the public. 

The evening, held between 6.30-8pm, has been organised by Ula Wang from the University’s International Office who was born and raised in Wuhan in China. 

Pupils and teachers from Ysgol Penglais School will be attending the event along with some of the Chinese students here at Aberystwyth. 

Ula, who took up her post in February last year, explains, “We have a huge number of ethnic Chinese students here at Aberystwyth, which at present stands at 375. 

“I am so glad that Aberystwyth takes every step possible to ensure that international students feel at home here and I’m delighted to arrange this event for them as well as the local community.” 

Ula studied at Swansea University from 2007-2008 and majored in Marketing. She returned to Beijing in 2008 and worked in the Higher Education sector for five years before taking up this role at Aberystwyth University. 

She adds, “I loved my time in Wales in 2007 and wanted to return to work here. Getting this job with Aberystwyth University has been a life changing decision for me, but it was definitely the right thing to do and I’m enjoying every minute of it.” 

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month, also known as the Lantern Festival. 

Held between 6:30-8pm, cost of entry is £1.50 per person and the food for the festival will be provided by Wasabi Chinese restaurant in Aberystwyth. 

For more information, please contact Ms Ula Wang on 01970 621814 / yaw6@aber.ac.uk

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Contacts

Ula Wang
International Office
01970 621814 / yaw6@aber.ac.uk