UK Relaxes Visa Laws for Chinese Students
The UK Immigration Ministry has added China and ten other countries to a 28-country list of nations whose citizens are eligible for a simplified application process which requires less documentation. The new immigration rules, which will come into effect on the 6th of July, will mean Chinese students will no longer be required to provide evidence of finance, qualifications or evidence of English language ability. They will also no longer need to apply from inside China.
(Source: UK Government)
Thetford Grammar School to Open Nursery in Hunan
The British school, which was recently bought by Hong Kong investors in 2017, will open a school for students aged 3-6 in Changsha this October. According to a recent job advert for deputy head, the nursery aims to become a template for the school’s “ambitious expansion plans”.
(Source: Eastern Daily Press)
Keele University and Beijing Foreign Studies University Sign Joint Degree Programme
The joint undergraduate degree programme in International Governance and Public Policy will begin in fall this year. Students taking part in the programme will spend their first two years at the Beijing University before studying at Keele for their final year. BFSU president Peng Long expressed hope that the partnership ‘could further enhance research and learning exchanges in wider areas, including student and staff exchanges’.
(Source: The PIE News)
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British Chamber Announces Young Professionals Development Programme
The programme, which will be launched in August 2018, aims to elevate young professionals’ key employability skills, develop UK-China relations and benefit British business. Participants will take part in four 90 minutes workshops held by senior members of the Chamber in leadership, communication, creativity and entrepreneurship. The programme will be open to young professionals aged 21-30 who are an employee of the British Chamber of Commerce, British Embassy or British Council, British young professionals as well as Chinese nationals who are alums of a UK university.
(Source: BritCham China)
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UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
International Conference on Education & Management
The two days, International, peer-reviewed conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for those involved in international education and exchange to network with accomplished colleagues and stay current with the latest trends in the industry
Millennium Hongqiao Hotel, Shanghai
28th – 29th July
Early Years in Foundation Stage Forum
EYFS in Shanghai Forum, hosted by Lucton Kindergarten Shanghai and supported by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is designed to further introduce Chinese parents and children to the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and its development in China Hilton Hotel, Shanghai Hongqiao
23rd June, 2018
British University Pub Quiz
The Bell, British Embassy
29th June 6:30-9pm (registration closes 26th June)
Get your university team together and come on down to the British Embassy on Friday 29th June to compete in the ultimate British University Pub Quiz. Tickets include food sponsored by Moka Bros The Place This event is hosted by the SOAS Alumni Association Beijing and all proceeds go to the SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships, which support displaced persons and refugees through higher education.