Chinese and people of Chinese descent in the UK are about 466,000. Around the world, the estimated count of them who are also called overseas Chinese is 50 million, scattered in 100 countries across almost all continents. That is why Chinese New Year is celebrated in the UK and worldwide. Outside China and Asia, festivities are also grand in South American cities, San Francisco and London.
The recent HEFCE findings saw a cause for universities to be crestfallen. After thirty years of steady climb, the UK institutions witnessed its first ever decline in foreign student entrants. The decline, which is creating issues in universities’ funds, is bad news. The good news is that something is offsetting it. The growth of Chinese […]
The support for UK students’ internships and academic scholarships in the world’s second economic powerhouse is indubitably growing. The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, sees this partnership with China as an “exciting” page for UK’s higher education system. This goes to show another era of patronising the so-called, “international perspective.” This outlook is […]
The UK Government aims to increase the number of British students in China. The reason for the initiative is to produce more globally competitive graduates for the future of the economy of Britain. China is being singled out as a priority destination because of its being the fastest growing major economy in the world. British […]
Education is identified once again as a catalyst for national growth. This time, it is in Scotland’s building and fortifying the foundation of stronger engagement with China. The British Council Scotland reported that the number of Chinese language assistants requested by schools in the country have doubled. The development is good for the country’s 2006 […]
International students are an important part of the population that makes up UK higher education institutions. They contribute to the diversity of student life on campus through the experiences, interests and skills they bring, having lived in a different country with its own unique culture. They also make an important contribution to the economy through […]
The Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. For 2012, the Chinese year 4710 begins on Monday, 23rd January. Whilst this may not be a bank holiday in the UK, this celebration is expected to be observed by the Chinese who reside or study in the […]