Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Student spotlight: Tianxing Zhou

Tianxing, Immersive Factual Storytelling MA student at UCL East, shares her UCL experience.

Tianxing Zhou
Tianxing Zhou is a postgraduate student at UCL Anthropology, studying the Immersive Factual Storytelling MA at UCL East. Here she tells us more about her experience as a UCL student so far…


Hi there! I'm Tianxing Zhou, the Student Representative for the Immersive Factual Storytelling MA at UCL East. I'm here to study interactive Virtual Reality experiences, spatial audio, and storytelling techniques. As a member of Gen Z and a female with dual roles of a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Sci-Fi writer, I really appreciate UCL's School for the Creative and Cultural Industries as it offers an interdisciplinary environment that highly values the creative human perspective that enables me to integrate technology with arts and culture effectively in our fast-evolving world, as well as to pursue the direction I'm passionate about exploring.

At UCL East, the cutting-edge technology, the outstanding faculty members from the BBC VR Hub, diverse campus activities, and extraordinary peers with various backgrounds have all contributed to making my campus experience exceptionally satisfying, which have not only enhanced my professional expertise and skills but have also fostered a deep sense of inclusiveness and diversity.

If you are a dreamer, come prepared with your creativity. Here, you will find endless possibilities!

About UCL School for the Creative and Cultural Industries (SCCI) 

The Immersive Factual Storytelling MA sits within UCL’s new School for the Creative and Cultural Industries (SCCI), linking teaching and research focused on art and creativity, technology, media, history, and collections and conservation.

All our programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and focused on enabling students to develop their critical thinking, creativity, and practical skills to engage with contemporary social and environmental challenges, and to prepare the next generation of practitioners for work in the creative and cultural sectors.

Students have access to accessible, state-of-the-art facilities. The site encourages collaboration across different disciplines, with hands on teaching and learning, offering students the opportunity to learn from each other, academics, and practitioners to shape the future of the cultural and creative industries.

Find out more about SCCI