“I am a senior in RTVU and this is my third time to choose RTVU for further studies. All three of my university studies have been completed at RTVU,” as senior student representative, Zhou Yonghong, from the fall 2014 civil engineering undergraduate programme, stated during the fall 2016 semester opening ceremony of Lishui RTVU.

I am from the countryside. Because my father was ill and my younger brother and sister had to go to school, I shouldered the burden of familial responsibility and went to find a job instead of continuing my studies after graduating from high school. In the blink of an eye, more than ten years had passed.

September 24, 2016, marked the new semester opening ceremony for Lishui RTVU freshmen. Approximately five hundred freshmen attended the ceremony. Among them was Zeng Zhiqiang, a teenager with cerebral palsy majoring in the information management junior college programme. Just a month previously he had been struggling with the decision of whether to stay in Lishui or move somewhere else with his family for college.

It is my third year learning at Zhejiang Pan’an RTVU and I have learned a lot in the last three years.

Open education has attracted students from all walks of life, such as people working in the fields, teaching in a school, or working behind a bank counter, back into the classroom, and helped them realize their dreams of further education.

“Studying is tiring but it helps to expand your mind, so I prefer to think of studying at a Radio and Television University (RTVU) as a kind of enjoyment. Starting a business is difficult but it can bring you happiness, so I treat my job as a career. Pursuing your dreams is hard but it can awaken your soul, so I use my dreams as a guide.”

Introduction: Li Fucheng, born in September 1954, a senior economist, studied administrative management at Beijing Radio and TV University from 1983 to 1985, and has received postgraduate education. He serves as board chairman, general manager, and secretary of the Party Committee of Beijing Yanjing Beer Co., Ltd.

I am a primary school teacher from a mountain village. I have always had a college dream.