This month, Wayne Dyble (International Manager) and Dr Steven Puttick (Head of Programmes for Secondary, FE, and Research Education in the School of Teacher Development) from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) travelled to China to build on the Institution’s international partnerships.
The visit centred on time with colleagues at Chongqing University of Education. Located in the South West of China, Chongqing is an exciting city known as the Mountain City, the Misty City, and the City of Lights. It has experienced rapid growth, and the central area alone hosts a population greater than London.
The latest trip by Dr Puttick and Wayne Dyble comes after colleagues from the Chongqing University of Education’s school of Teacher Development visited BGU last year. Dr Puttick was pleased to see the partnership not only solidifying, but growing in strength:
“It is very exciting to see this partnership flourishing, and we are grateful for the generous hospitality extended to us by CQUE colleagues. We have many shared interests in teacher development and TESOL, and there is a great deal we can learn from each other. We are looking forward to realising our joint ambitions to enhance and internationalise student experience and research through collaboration.”
International manager Wayne Dyble was also delighted to see BGU’s reputation further expanding across the region:
“Partnerships are key to BGU’s growing international reputation, and we now have well-established relationships with Chongqing University of Education. We are delighted to have made excellent progress on this visit, including agreeing an exciting programme of student exchange which will provide some outstanding opportunities, and enrich the diversity and international outlook of our students and institutions.”
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