This post is written in both Chinese and English.
“补给包” 计划在图书馆随机发放。每份 “补给包” 包含下列东西：
我们原本计划发放 100 个 “补给包”，然而它们比我们想象得更受欢迎。许多同学甚至将首选复习地点从寝室变为了图书馆，因为在那里有机会得到一个 “补给包”。我们最终发放了将近 300 个 “补给包”，受众不仅限于中国学生。我们想把这份支持传递给所有人，帮助大家共同度过难熬的期末复习阶段。
Previously on my blog: I have given a brief introduction to my social life, aka helping running the Chinese society. On this
episode post, I would like to tell a bit more about it. Like what we have done during the revision period.
Everybody knows how frustrating and stressful one could be when preparing for exams. The situation could only be worse if you are preparing for exams that undertakes in a foreign language; and that is the situation Chinese students and many other international students experience during term ends. As a student society, we are supposed to provide supports for them, physically and emotionally. And then we came up with the idea of “Revision Supply Kit”.
The Kits were planned to be handed out randomly in the library. Each Kit contains the following items:
- A bottle of water: help keep hydrated
- A can of energy drink: you just need it sometimes
- An apple: natural vitamin source
- A small bag of sweet: everyone loves it
- A letter: hopefully it could provide some emotional support
At firts we planned to distribute 100 kits, but they are much more welcomed than we thought. Many students even changed their preferred revision place from their accommodation rooms to the library because they may receive a Kit. We handed out nearly 300 Kits in total, and they are not only given to Chinese students. We wanted to spread the support to everyone, to help them get through the miserable period.
This activity did cost some money, but I think it is totally worthy. The Surrey Students’ Union did a similar thing as well. This kind of little things help make Surrey outstanding from other universities: you can really feel the support from the uni. And that may be the reason Surrey has been voted as the fifth best university for student experience.
When you come to Surrey, you are more than welcome to do similar things as we did. Together we can make more walfare to Surrey students. Or, if you prefer, you can simply study in the library as you would normally do. Someone may show up to support you.
Have any suggestions for this kind of activity? Please leave a comment to let me know!