Summer School and China visit - International partnerships - University of Derby

Summer School and record number of visitors from China

Summer 2017

University welcomes UK & international partner students to summer school

The University of Derby Business School has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) to welcome more than 50 UK and international Business students to the city for a week-long residential Summer School.

Students studying Business School programmes at the University’s Partner Institutions in Malaysia, Greece, Bangladesh and London travelled to the University’s Kedleston Road site before embarking on a week of activities designed to give them a feel for their parent University and the city of Derby. Students attending from the partners included nationals from South Korea, China, Latvia, Japan and Nigeria.

The week kicked off with an introduction to Derby by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, and included tours of the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre, EPM Technology and Derby Museum & Art Gallery. The group also visited Kedleston Hall and the Buxton campus.

Back on site, the students were briefed on the CMI Student Leadership Challenge by Alexander Cowen-Wright, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at CMI. They were tasked with coming up with solutions to today’s productivity challenges and communicating them as widely as possible via social media.

Before returning home, the students presented their solutions back to a panel of judges made up of academics from the University, CMI staff and a special guest judge from manufacturing, logistics and consultancy specialists, Unipart, who attended the University directly from a business meeting in Malaysia to take part in the judging. The winning team was selected for its innovative social media Snapchat campaign.

Gail Thrippleton, UK & International Partnerships Manager for Derby Business School, said: “This is the first time that the Business School has brought together this many UK & international partnership students on campus and we are thrilled with how well the week went for everyone involved.

“The energy and enthusiasm from the students towards the challenge was fantastic, and the presentations they gave were all to an incredibly high standard. The entire panel agreed that it was not an easy task choosing a winner.”

The event represents a positive step to maximise the benefits of UK & international partnership activity and in doing so extend the global outlook of the University and develop a truly international culture”

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University welcomes record number of visitors from China

A record number of students from China travelled to the University of Derby for an Open Day on Sunday (30 July).

The group of 280 students from four different universities - the largest group to ever visit the University from China - were welcomed to the Kedleston Road site by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, and staff to get an insight into the different courses available and a taste of student life in the city.

A series of seminars were hosted on courses offered in Engineering and Technology, Education, Sports, Health and Hospitality, and student ambassadors were on hand to give tours of the campus facilities, including the Bloomberg Suite - the University’s dedicated trading room which provides a simulation of what it is like to work on a real trading floor in the financial district. The University’s state-of-the-art Sports Centre was also open for students to look around.

Lew Wernick, Head of International Recruitment and Collaborations at the University of Derby, said: “We were thrilled to welcome our largest ever group of students to visit from China this weekend.

“We have high quality facilities here at Derby and Open Days are a great opportunity for prospective students to get a real feel for the University. For those who have come from further afield, it is also a great opportunity for them to experience the city itself.”

The next University of Derby Open Day takes place at the Kedleston Road site in Derby on Thursday September 7. To find out more, and to book your place, click here.