2030 School

31 Episodes

By: Richard Coward

What will the world and education look like in 2030? In this podcast I talk to some interesting people that we can learn from and who can inspire us. Education is the most important tool that can change the world. It not only brings out more opportunities, and generates the economy and wealth, it is also extremely important for solving problems and peace. What conflict can't be solved by better education and mutual understanding?

What I learnt about managing time
Last Wednesday at 4:00 PM

What if you can get everything done in 50% of the time? 
What would you do with more time? 

This trick is to time box. Split up your day into smaller parts. Break up your tasks into 40 minute blocks. Race yourself to complete each set of tasks within 40 minutes or less. With a 40 minute timer, it enables you to focus totally on that one task, and get more done. 

How to live on 24 hours a Day

This is my review of the book

Study MBBS - The 8 Cheapest Countries to Study Medicine in 2023 / 2024
Last Tuesday at 7:00 AM

The guide for international students on the cheapest places to study medicine abroad

You can find the options on Global Admissions:

You can check out our Guaranteed application service and book a free call here: https://articles.globaladmissions.com/services/ 

Any questions? Let me know in the comments!

Study Medicine in Philippines:

Study MBBS in China

We choose to go to the moon! John F. Kennedy Speech, 1962

"Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, 'Because it is there.' Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked."

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the...

Study in UK - The Ultimate Guide for international students for 2023/2024 Intake

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4 Things I wish I knew when I was a teenager about learning

Here are 4 things I wish I knew about learning when I was a kid

This is by Richard Coward, read the article here: https://richcoward.com/4-things-i-wish-i-knew-about-learning-when-i-was-a-teenager/

Have any thoughts or questions? Do send an email to rich@richcoward.com

Craig Wright - the Unrealised Potential of NFTs

Craig Steven Wright is an Australian computer scientist and businessman. He has publicly claimed to be the main part of the team that created bitcoin, and the identity behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.

An NFT — short for non-fungible token — essentially allows its buyer to say that they own the original copy of a digital file, in the same way you might own the original copy of a piece of physical art or the master file of a music recording.

This is from an interview  as part of a Speaker Series Session with UnpackAI https...

When can international students go to China?

The latest update about when international students can go to China is here:

Check out other countries around the world on Global Admissions https://www.globaladmissions.com

Would you like more help transferring to another university? Learn more about our university transfer service here: https://articles.globaladmissions.com/blog/university-transfer-service/

Steve Jobs - Stanford Commencement Address

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005 -- "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"Stay hungry, stay foolish"

"He tells three very candid, uncharacteristically Steve Jobs stories about life, love and death from a guy who's biological mother wasn't able to parent him, was booted from the company he created and battles cancer. Anyone stuck in a miserable job — or anyone trying to figure ou...

President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address Speech, 1961

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the thirty-fifth President of the United States. His short, fourteen-minute inaugural address is best remembered for a single line: “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” This call to public service resonated with what JFK called the “new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage.” It was virtually the only part of the address to address solely domestic matters and initiatives. The balance of t...

We've launched Global Admissions!

We're excited to share that we've launched Global Admissions, the online platform to apply to universities around the world. You can sign up on Global Admissions here: https://www.globaladmissions.com

We're also offering a 100% refund guarantee on the Global Admissions Guaranteed Admissions Service, you can learn more here: https://articles.globaladmissions.com/services/

We shall fight on the beaches - Winston Churchill Speech

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then...

I have a dream! - Martin Luther King Speech

This is one of the most famous, powerful speeches of all time. 

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, Martin Luther King Jr., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. In the speech, King called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.


I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

"I have a dream" speech - Martin Luther King

This is one of the most famous speeches of all time. 

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, Martin Luther King Jr., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. In the speech, King called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.


I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.


Elon Musk - the importance of reading books

Reading books can completely change your life. Here Elon Musk explains how he reads biographies so he can learn from them.

Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life

Strengthens the brain.Increases empathy.Builds vocabulary.Prevents cognitive decline.Reduces stress.Aids sleep.Alleviates depression.Lengthens lifespan.

Muhammad Ali Inspiration

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxers in history, the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions.

How can foreigners get a job in China?

In this video, Rich explains what the common requirements to work in China, whether you should learn Chinese, and some tips for successfully getting a job in China!

Check out the internship guide here: https://www.china-admissions.com/blog/how-to-find-an-internship-in-china-2021-2022-guide/ You can learn more on China Admissions online platform.

Muhammad Ali - "I am the greatest" speech

Thousands of people lined the streets of Louisville, Ky., today to pay respects to boxer Muhammad Ali. He's being laid to rest in his hometown. Elsewhere on the show, we'll hear remembrances from the memorial service.


We also wanted to listen back to Ali himself - his humor and his voice. And that brought us back to his spoken word album he made in 1963, "I Am The Greatest." At the time, he was 21 years old. He was still known as Cassius Clay. And he was on course to fight Sonny Liston for...

How long does it take to reach HSK 6 Chinese?

This is the question every student has. How long does it take to learn Chinese? In this video Saskia introduces her experiences studying Chinese, and gives some hot tips to learn Chinese fast. 

You can learn more about learning Chinese on https://china-admissions.com

Muhammad Ali - "I'm going to show you how great I am." speech

It is befitting that I leave the game just like I came in, beating a big bad monster who knocks out everybody and no one can whup him. That's when little Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky, came up to stop Sonny Liston. The man who annihilated Floyd Patterson twice. HE WAS GONNA KILL ME! But he hit harder than George. His reach is longer than George's. He's a better boxer than George. And I'm better now than I was when you saw that 22-years old undeveloped kid running from Sonny Liston. I'm experienced now, professional. Jaws been broke, been...

What are the top 7 medical universities in China to study MBBS?

Are you interested in studying MBBS in China? 

Dulguun lists 7 among the top medical schools in China which you can apply to today!

Please note that the border is currently closed for international students. You can learn more on China-Admissions.com

How can you get a scholarship to study in China?

Are you a student looking to apply for scholarships to study in China?
In this all-you-need-to-know episode, Rich from China Admissions explains the 2 types of scholarships, how you can apply, what documents are needed, some helpful application tips for higher chances of getting the scholarship, what and when to expect for results, and the top university programs you can apply to today that offer scholarships to students!

You can learn more about how to get a scholarship in China on the link here: https://www.china-admissions.com/blog/china-scholarship/

Why you shouldn't study in China - 6 Disadvantages

Are you interested in studying in China? Check out these disadvantages and things to think about if you are deciding whether to study in China's universities. What are the differences? and what can you expect? Richard talks more about his experiences and ideas coming from UK and studying in Peking university.

Check out Rich's Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxOE... and check his experience studying in Peking University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ppqz...

0:00 Intro
0:14 Different Culture
1:00 Homesickness
1:48 Food
2:38 Costs Money
3:06 Educational Difference

Rocky Balboa - Don't Give Up - Inspirational Speech

The Rocky Balboa story by Silvester Stallone is one of the most incredible stories in the world. The real life story is almost more incredible than the film itself. Silverster Stallone was down to his last dime, and he put it all in to follow his dream and make the Rocky movie. That's why his words have so much power and authenticity, because it's real.


Let me tell you something you already know. 

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough yo...

How hard is it to get accepted to Peking or Tsinghua University as a foreigner?

Tsinghua University and Peking University are the joint no.1 university in China, but how hard is it get accepted? 

This was recorded in 2021 and the situation is constantly changing. You can learn more about applying to PKU and Tsinghua on China Admissions www.china-admissions.com

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Learn Chinese

Are you interested in learning Chinese? 

In this episode I introduce the 4 reasons why you shouldn't learn Chinese

When you learn Chinese, you are going to have many challenges and its not going to be easy. It takes about 2200 hours to learn Chinese. It is important to be aware of the common reasons people give up, and have a strong reason to learn Chinese.

If by Rudyard Kipling - Read by Sir Michael Caine

The poem ‘If’ by the India-born British Nobel laureate poet Rudyard Kipling is a poem of ultimate inspiration that tells us how to deal with different situations in life. The poet conveys his ideas about how to win this life, and after all, how to be a good human being.

The poem, written in 1895 and first published in ‘Rewards and Fairies’, 1910 is 32 lines long with four stanzas of eight lines each. It is a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. The poem is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John...

Invictus by William Ernest Henley, read by Morgan Freeman

Invictus by William Ernest Henley is an inspirational poem. This poem depicts the poet's attempt to motivate himself when there is no hope at all. When the poet writes this poem he has already lost one of his legs. So, in such a situation of mental and physical agony, the poet tries to lift up his courage

This was also inspired Nelson Mandela to continue the fight to end apartheid, despite the frequent struggles he faced.

The lyrics are below

Out of the night that covers me,   
  Black as...

10 Things I've Learnt While Running a Business in China During COVID

Here are the 10 things I've learnt while running a business in China during COVID

Rich Coward is founder of China Admissions online platform www.china-admissions.com

How to start and grow a podcast? With Scott Smith - Daily Boost

Do you start and grow a podcast? I interview Scott Smith who is founder of the daily boost. The daily boost

Check out the daily boost on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

And Scott's website:

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Kiun B - growing up in the coldest city in the world and building a successful youtube channel

Kiun B grew up in the coldest city in the world in Yakutsk in Siberia, Russia where the temperature goes down to -50 degrees celcius. She studied in China, learnt Chinese and has now created a successful youtube channel with over 25 million viewers and 200,000 subscribers in only 2 months. 

What's it like growing up in the coldest city in the world? How was the experience studying in China? How did that help her? and how did she build a successful youtube channel?

We'll discuss these in the episode today.

Check out her Youtube channel h...

Born in refugee camp in Congo to building a successful career in AI in China

Isingizwe Didier Frank was born in a refugee camp in Congo in 1995 following the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis. 

In 2022 he is now working in Chengdu, China, speaks Chinese, and specialises in artificial intelligence after having studied computer science at Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in the world.

How did he get here?  Let's hear his remarkable story. Learn about his experiences.

00:59 Frank's story
10:43 Going back to the refugee camp
12:32 What was it like growing up in Rwanda?
13:46 What gave you the idea to study in China?
16:35 Be...