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The grant will enable a group of Huddersfield students to spend two weeks on a cultural trip to the Sino-British College in Shanghai

The grant will enable a group of Huddersfield students to spend two weeks on a cultural trip to the Sino-British College in Shanghai

12/6/2018

A GROUP of Huddersfield Business School students will experience Chinese culture and education first hand when they travel to the Far East next summer courtesy of the HE access charity Northern Consortium.

The Northern Consortium (NCUK) has donated £14,840 to the University of Huddersfield Business School to a project which will see the students attend a two-week summer camp in July 2019 at the Sino-British College (SBC). The grant is part of a joint venture between NCUK and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.

The trip will enable the Huddersfield students, currently studying BA(Hons) Events Management, to have the opportunity to be introduced to the Chinese (Mandarin) language and to experience Chinese culture, as well as taking part in a number of educational visits during the summer school programme.

The project, entitled Promoting Intercultural Awareness Amongst UK Students, was initiated by the University Business School’s Associate Dean (International), Professor John Anchor, who built the initiative around Huddersfield’s long-term relationship with the Sino-British College as a result of the successful delivery of the Events Management programme in Shanghai.

“We wanted to provide UK students with the opportunity to improve their intercultural awareness by spending two weeks in Shanghai,” said Professor Anchor.  

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn more about China and I am very grateful to NCUK and the Northern Consortium for making it possible. I anticipate that we will learn a lot from this initiative which will enable Huddersfield Business School to fund future visits,” he added.

The University of Huddersfield is among one of three NCUK universities that delivers a full UK degree in Shanghai at the SBC College to international students, where students are taught by both SBC staff as well as travelling academics from Huddersfield.

News Link:https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2018/november/ncuk-sino-british-college-cultural-grant/