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SBC Successfully Hosts the 2017 Discovery Day

SBC Successfully Hosts the 2017 Discovery Day


The 2017 Discovery Day was successfully hosted at SBC campus on Saturday, 16th April. Nearly 30 students and parents from different countries, including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao visited the campus. Professor John Wilson, Principal & CEO of SBC, welcomed all visiting guests, students and parents to the campus. A presentation about SBC was given by Professor Wilson, Dr Christine Mortimer, Director of Academic Quality and Business Development, Dr Vernon Sommerfeldt, Head of the School of Business and Management, Gordon Callan, Head of the School of Languages, Education and Cultures and Iris Yuan, Director of International Affairs.

The opening presentation was then followed by various activities including academic demonstration classes given by Dr Gareth Lewis, Tony Ryan, Hyacinth Onillon and Dr Vernon Sommerfeldt. A presentation to parents on the College careers service was given by Jackie Liu, CSD Manager. Information on scholarships, future career planning and visas was also provided. Current SBC students Chang Man-Lun from Taiwan, 2015 Business Management student, Lucy Espagnol from France, 2015 Business Management student, and Mashiat Fariha Alam from Bangladesh, 2014 Business Management student were also on hand to give advice and share their stories as to why SBC and Shanghai is a great place to study. The event also included a tour of the campus and an option to visit the USST main campus.

The Discovery Day is a great opportunity for students to meet and talk with SBC’s  academics and to give students and their parents first-hand experience of the ‘Britishness’ of SBC and the British way of teaching and learning in an international campus environment: a unique combination of one Chinese university and nine British universities.

At the conclusion of the whole event, many visiting students and parents expressed the view that they had acquired a more rounded picture of British educational resources, teaching features and the advantages of studying at SBC by all the interactive events, academic and cultural experience activities. They also mentioned that they saw the potential and possibility of having a fulfilling and wonderful study life at SBC in the four years ahead. This impression was reinforced by the fact that an Easter family day was held at the same time for all staff and students with various activities taking place in the reception area of the Teaching Building and around the campus.