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[ News ]  Student visit from Coventry University Business School - 2017-06-22
VTC exchange programme provides China/Hong Kong perspective

Twenty three students from Coventry University visited the Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan) and the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong between 18 and 26 May.  

Local and regional developments.  Mr Alex Wong, Maritime Silk Road Organisation CEO, delivered a seminar to students on 23 May that offered an insight into the Belt & road initiative. Students also visited Hong Kong organisations and were particularly impressed by the Hong Kong Legislative Council and Modern Terminals.

Local insight.  VTC students spent time with the visitors and VTC staff delivered seminars. Through these experiences, the students were able to get a local perspective on current development in Hong Kong and Mainland China, in particular, the impact of big data on people’s lives.

Local culture.  The International Development Office organised a tour, taking in a museum, heritage trail, monastery, market and even the Big Buddha. Local students accompanied visitors and compared day to day life as a student in Hong Kong and the UK.
Students left with a better understanding not only of China/Hong Kong developments, but also of daily life and people in Hong Kong.


Coventry University students learn about the “Belt and Road” from Mr Alex Wong, CEO of Maritime Silk Road Society


Students are impressed during their visit to the Hong Kong Legislative Council


A fascinating visit to Modern Terminals


“Big Data” and its impact on our lives is explained by Dr Andy Lai at THEi


St. Stephen’s College Heritage Trail allows a glimpse of old Hong Kong and an understanding of this historical site


Coventry University students try Hong Kong fast food


Po Lin Monastery offers a peaceful break from the busy city


Students enjoy a farewell dinner before heading back to the UK