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UCLan’s international figures visit key partners

10 November 2014

Rachel Atkinson

Senior Management Team discussed collaborations and officiated at award ceremonies

Leading international figures from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have undertaken a tour of key strategic partners in China and Hong Kong.

UCLan’s Senior Management Team with responsibility for international activities were involved in strategic discussions on current and future collaborations and also officiated at award ceremonies with two key partners.

The UCLan team comprised of: Richard Hext, Group Chief Executive Officer, Robin Pollard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, Tim Steele, Director of International Partnerships, and David Taylor, Chair of the University Board.

During the recent visit, meetings were held with the President and senior colleagues of Hong Kong College of Technology while the graduation ceremonies took place of students following UCLan’s programmes with the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Continuing and Professional Education City University (SCOPE) and the Vocational Training Council’s School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE).

International Graduates

Advertising and Marketing Graduates

The University was delighted to confer an Honorary Fellowship on Mr Lai Man-hin, the Director of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department

Three award ceremonies were held for 252 SCOPE students, which covered programmes in fire related disciplines, English for International Business with Chinese or Japanese and English for International Corporate Communication. Richard Hext and Dr Louis Ma, Director of SCOPE, officiated at the event while David Taylor presented the awards.

The University was delighted to confer an Honorary Fellowship on Mr Lai Man-hin, the Director of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department. He was given the prestigious award for his outstanding contribution to the Fire Services Department development, and to the internationalisation of Higher Education and collaboration between SCOPE, the Institution of Fire Engineers and UCLan.

SHAPE is a relatively new partner for UCLan and it was only the second award ceremony with the prestigious partner, which is the largest provider of education in Hong Kong. This ceremony saw the second cohort of students graduate from the BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Communications. Richard Hext and Dr Lillian Wong, Principal of SHAPE, officiated at the event.

UCLan’s programmes in Hong Kong have strong support from the British Council, and Ms Susan Tse, Director of Programmes, attended and gave an inspiring speech to the graduates.

The UCLan delegation with President Chan Cheuk-hay and senior colleagues at the Hong Kong College of Technology Ma on Shan Campus