The Grimsby Institute and University Centre Grimsby (UCG) welcomed visitors from Guangzhou Sports University, China this week. The visit is the result of an extensive consultation period between the two institutions, resulting in the signature of a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) which will see students from Guangzhou University study three month long Media courses here at UCG.
Julie Knudsen, International Coordinator at the Grimsby Institute said: “We need to bring international students back into the college and university. It is good for our students and those from China, and enhances their learning,
“Because we have Estuary TV they can learn in a hands on environment, something they don’t have access to at their university in China.”
UCG offers a unique opportunity to study with the UK’s first local digital TV station Estuary TV which operates from the campus, giving learners real time, hands on experience with a working TV channel.
Four MoU agreements have been signed with UCG that will see Guangzhou University send students over at least twice a year. The first cohort of which, 13 Chinese students, will be coming over this September to study the three month media course.
The visitors which included Professor Huang Zihua, President of Guangzhou University were given a full tour of the college and university and its extensive facilities along with a welcome reception. The visitors while in England will be travelling to other universities including Cambridge.