On 19 Feb 2023, China Centre held an MBA Elective Courses and Overseas Study Experience Sharing session, which was primarily aimed at students taking electives in 2023 terms, hoping that preliminary information sharing could provide students with some expectation of the upcoming electives as well as overseas study experience.
At the beginning, China Centre Student Support team leader Penny Zhou gave a short welcome speech. Then the team selected a few elective courses which were popular among the students to introduce course rationales, structures, assessment methods and tips from previous students who took relevant courses.
Two guests were also invited to share their elective courses experience. Mr Haohao Wu, one of our Dec 2022 students awarded with Distinction, took all three electives at China Centre. He shared his learning experience of preparing for the electives, working with group members, interacting with tutors and some interesting stories during the process. Mr Shulin Zhou, Student Representative of Jan 2021 intake, shared with us his career trajectory and the reasons behind his choices of three electives. Due to work relocation, he got the opportunity of travelling abroad during the pandemic (Nov 2022) and luckily attended a brand-new elective in Manchester with students from overseas Centres. His special experience, during the pandemic, of attending workshop at overseas Centres attracted warm responses from the audience. Various questions were raised and answered after the sharing part.
Sharing from Mr. Haohao Wu and Mr. Shulin Zhou
On one hand, the event showed a picture of the popular electives to the students, which could help them with course selections, as a supplementary to the UK academics’ online Elective Information Sessions. On the other hand, with the lifting of the pandemic restrictions, more students showed their interest in travelling to overseas Centres for the attendance of electives workshops. Thus, the experience sharing from someone who did attend workshops abroad could bring them some ideas about what it would be like to attend workshops at overseas Centres.
China Centre Student Support team will be continuously working on relevant events, hoping that it could help our students better informed and prepared before electives selection and maximize their experience.