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[ News ]  STEM International Student Exchange Programme 2016 - 2016-06-10
The Next Shift. Between 6 and 10 June 2016, VTC hosted 7 students and 3 staff from Nanyang Polytechnic Singapore, RMIT University Australia and University of the West of England UK, all of whom came to Hong Kong as participants of the STEM Students Conversation: “What’s Next” Forum. This TVET Connex event, held on 8 June and co-organised by VTC, was a highlight event of Worlddidac Asia (WDDA) 2016, themed ‘The Next Shift’.

A global perspective. The Forum was created to allow talented STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students to present their learning journey, share how they have benefited from new pedagogical ways of teaching and learning and project their own outlook on STEM career pathways. “It’s been a long project” reflected Daniel from UWE upon arrival, but “I’m ready to present some of my findings and how it’s benefitted the STEM conference” he added. VTC invited participants from these distinguished partner institutions to afford students from different cultural backgrounds a platform together for peer to peer experience sharing and learning.

Sharing the stage. Worlddidac Director General Mr. Andrew Whiteley chaired the session, which saw three teams of students showcase their achievements in the Presentation of STEM Student Collaboration Projects section, young teachers share their knowledge and experience through two STEM Education Talks and students from all participating institutions come together for the Voice from the Youth student-led panel discussion. “It’s my first time doing a collaboration project and it’s a unique experience for all of us” shared Nicole from NYP during rehearsals.

An exchange of cultures. VTC International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) took a leading role throughout the five-day exchange programme, giving visiting students a local perspective and allowing all students an insight into each other’s’ designer replica handbags culture.  Together, students visited Victoria Peak, Temple Street Night Market, HK Science Park, Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree and Tai Po Dragon Boat Races to name but a few. Students also got a taste of Hong Kong, enjoying a Dim Sum lunch, Pun Choi dinner and ceremonial roast pig.

Exceeding expectations.  Despite the short time, long-lasting bonds were quickly formed between local and international students and ISAs really went above and beyond their duties to ensure our guests, their new friends, felt welcome and had a unique and memorable experience in Hong Kong with VTC.

Upon their departure, students had learnt a tremendous amount about their STEM subjects, career pathways and the wider STEM field both locally and globally, and everyone is looking forward to the future and next STEM Forum About Designer Replica Handbags!

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