Chen Maofeng was the monitor in the spring 2016 Rural Administrative Management class at Ruian College, Zhejiang Radio and Television University (Zhejiang RTVU), secretary of Shilong Village Party Branch at Gaolou town, and deputy to the fifteenth and sixteenth People's Congress of Ruian city. While serving as deputy to the People’s Congress, he spoke on behalf of farmers in his region.

Shen Haiyan may just be an ordinary worker in a warp knitting workshop but she is defiant in the face of hardships and perseveres in working independently.

Is 60 years old an age for living an easy retired life at home, or time to set sail for a new dream? The 62 year-old Jiang Xuhuai chose the latter.

Editor's Note:

Jiang Kun, a famous Chinese crosstalk (a traditional Chinese comedic performance in the form of a dialogue or, much less often, a monologue or, even less frequently, a multi-player talk show to make audience laugh) performer and national Class-A actor, graduated from China Central Radio and Television University (CCRTVU) after majoring in Chinese Language and Literature .

Chengdu Radio and Television University (Chengdu RTVU) is perhaps one of the smallest universities in China, its main campus covering an area of only 5 mu, equivalent to 3,333 square metres, and with only two six-storey buildings.

Although Li Baoxian had been a teacher in a secondary school in the town of Dianyuan, he never imagined that he would teach a group of rural college students in the future. In 2004, the state implemented the "One College Student per Village" programme. In 2008, the "One College Student per Village" programme kicked off in Songming. Since then, some graduates from this programme have become leaders in the village, helping villagers become wealthy, while others have become core human resources for the construction of grassroots organisations in the village.

Editor’s Note: Wang Ying is a Social Work student at the OUC’s Tianjin School for the Disabled. She was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at birth, but the disability doesn’t prevent her from pursuing knowledge. She is a diligent student, and has continued studying to enhance her knowledge. Thus far, she has completed studies in the Social Work programme, as well as in Chinese Language and Literature, Psychology, Law, and other majors. She is passionate about China, both ancient studies and modern literature, and her love for writing has led to published works. We hope that Wang Ying’s story will inspire more students to pursue their dreams and fully realise their potential.

Editor's note: Zhang Bian is the Rio Paralympics wheelchair table tennis champion. She studied at Jiangsu Open University’s Lianyungang School, majoring in Social Work in the autumn 2014 class at the OUC's School for the Disabled. She was the class monitor.