In order to further study and implement Xi Jinping's new socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics, uphold and carry forward the fine tradition of “from the people and to the people,” and become immersed in the grassroots in order to understand the actual situation of teaching at the front-line, the Open University of China (OUC) held a field research trip with the theme of “going down to the front line and being immersed in the grassroots by forming cooperative pairs.”

Profile: Zhao Wei serves as deputy secretary of the Party Branch of the Zhongcheng Jingdian Community Neighbourhood Committee of Jiannan Street, Jingxiu District, Baoding City. She became an undergraduate Administration major at Baoding Radio and TV University in the autumn semester of 2018.

Profile:Luo Ting is secretary of the Party Committee and director of the Gulou Huayuan Community, Gulou District, Xuzhou City. She has majored in Elder Services and Management at the Xuzhou Study Centre of the Jiangsu branch of the Open University of China (OUC) since September 2019. In June 2020, she was named an “Excellent Communist Party Member of Jiangsu Province” by the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

About Cui Chendi:
Cui Chendi is a nurse in the Dushanzi District People's Hospital of Karamay City, and she has been a Nursing undergraduate at Kuitun Radio and TV University, Xinjiang, since September 2018.

On 24 November 2020, the 2020 conference to commend National Model and Advanced Workers was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Zheng Yucai, an alumnus of the Zhejiang Branch of the Open University of China (OUC), was named a “2020 National Model Worker”.

Shaliyaxi Baoletai belongs to the Kazakh ethnic minority. She was born in July 1981, and has a level-three physical disability. She started working in October 2011, and entered the Social Work junior-college programme at the Xinjiang Altay Tutorial Centre for Physically Impaired Students of the Open University of China in 2020. She is currently an officer specialising in labour security on Tuanjie South Road in the Tuanjie Street Neighbourhood, Altay City,Xinjiang.

About Lao Qiaoyi:

She is a Business Management junior-college student at the Open University of China (OUC), class of 2018, and also leader of the Product R & D Technology Department of Beautiful Nonwoven Ltd., a producer of protective materials for healthcare workers, located in Foshan City. She also works as assistant director of typesetting and craftsmanship, the technical backbone of the company.

Fang Qing, an alumnus of Zhejiang Open University (Zhejiang OU), was named a "National Advanced Worker" at the 2020 National Model and Advanced Worker Commendation Conference held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 24 November, 2020.