Generation UK - China holds regular events as part of our campaign to increase awareness of study and work opportunities for UK students in China. These events range from attending careers fairs and presentations at universities in the UK, to receptions for UK students and stakeholders in China, to holding high-level networking events or panel discussions with key partners such as the Chinese Embassy in the UK or Huawei.
GENERATION UK MEETS EDUCATION SECRETARY JUSTINE GREENING
7 December 2016: Shanghai
Generation UK interns and scholars had the pleasure of meeting Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, for a breakfast briefing during her recent visit to China for the 4th UK-China High-Level People to People dialogue. Students had the opportunity to share their experiences of the Generation UK internship and scholarship programmes, and discussed the importance of social mobility for young people and gaining first-hand international experience.
GENERATION UK MEETS BRITISH COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVE
2 December 2016: Chengdu
Generation UK welcomed British Council Chief Executive, Sir Ciaran Devane, in Chengdu to meet with UK students participating in the Generation UK language and internship programme. Participants shared their thoughts on how international experience and the unique opportunities available in China can inspire young people to become the next entrepreneurs and innovators of the future.
ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY CHINA GROUP VISIT
13 November 2016: Beijing
In November, the All Party Parliamentary China Group (APPCG) sent a delegation of six MPs to China to explore UK–China engagement across various fields, including education, innovation and urban planning. During their trip to Beijing, the British Council organised a briefing session covering our work in China, trends in UK-China collaboration and student mobility, and an introduction to the Generation UK – China campaign. The delegation also had the opportunity to sit down with British Council scholarship participants and English Language Assistants over lunch to hear from students directly about their outlook on international student mobility.
GENERATION UK STUDENT ROADSHOWS
October 2016: UK Wide
Student workshops were held across several different universities around the UK, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, UWE and London, to provide information about the various academic scholarship and internship opportunities available through the Generation UK - China campaign, an initiative launched by the British Council that aims to see over 80,000 UK students participate in study or internship programmes in China by 2020.
JO JOHNSON, MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES, VISITS CHINA
22 September 2016: Shanghai
Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, paid his first visit to China in September 2016. During a discussion with participants in the British Council’s Generation UK programme and young British entrepreneurs in China, the Minister learned how practical work and study experience in China is helping to shape the future of young British nationals and make them more employable.
UK PERMANENT SECRETARY SIR MARTIN DONNELLY VISITS CHINA
15 August 2016: Chengdu
Sir Martin Donnelly KCB CMG (Joint Permanent Secretary, BEIS and Acting Permanent Secretary, DIT) visited China and had the pleasure of meeting with a few UK students taking part in the Generation UK – China internship programme in Chengdu. Students had the chance to share their experience of interning abroad and discuss how China has shaped their outlook on the importance of gaining international experience.
Hear Ross’ experience and find out more about how you or your students can join the Generation UK – China experience.
GENERATION UK MEETS THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO CHINA
11 July 2016: Beijing
Generation UK was delighted to host a private event with the British Ambassador to China, champion of the Generation UK: China Network, where she met with young British entrepreneurs and Generation UK – China interns to hear how they are broadening their horizons and gaining skills that will benefit their own employability and boost the UK’s future competitiveness. She highlighted the role they can play in the UK-China relationship and discussed how more students can be encouraged to think globally.
GO INTERNATIONAL 2016 CONFERENCE
28 April 2016: London
Generation UK held a workshop at this year’s Go International conference, hosted by the UK Higher Education International Unit as part of its implementation of the UK Strategy for Outward Mobility. This year’s conference focused on the latest research and understanding on the impact of mobility in UK higher education. Generation UK provided insights into UK student mobility to China and India.
For more information about this conference, please click here.
GENERATION UK - CHINA STUDENT WORKSHOPS
31 March – 7 April 2016: Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing
Generation UK - China held a series of student workshops at universities across China with UK students participating in the Study China programme. These events provided further information about opportunities to gain work experience and study Chinese language in China through the Generation UK - China campaign.
GENERATION UK: CHINA NETWORK INAUGURAL EVENT
26 February 2016: London
The Generation UK: China Network held the first of its biannual events in UK in late February, bringing network members and distinguished guests together for the first time. More than 300 guests attended this event, co-organised with the Chinese Embassy. The night included speeches from Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the UK, and Martin Donnelly CMG, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, a panel discussion on ‘Understanding the golden era’, a photo exhibition celebrating the journeys of British nationals across China, and a networking reception.
To see more photographs from the event, please click here. Visit our Generation UK: China Network page for more information on the group and how you can get involved.
GENERATION UK STUDENT ROADSHOWS
23 February – 3 March 2016: UK Wide
Student workshops were held across several different universities around the UK to provide information about the various academic scholarship and internship opportunities available through the Generation UK - China campaign, an initiative launched by the British Council that aims to see over 80,000 UK students participate in study or internship programmes in China by 2020.
University locations included Southampton, Bradford, King’s College London and Staffordshire.
To find out more about the various opportunities for UK students in China through the Generation UK campaign, visit our Study Work Create China website.