Internationalisation Lead Jackie Day has been busy promoting SSTO across the world.
Along with Associate Dean Dr Adrian Ibbetson, Jackie recently visited UCLan Cyprus to work with colleagues delivering our Hospitality and Tourism course and to also oversee the unveiling of the newly validated Sport and Exercise programme.
They also visited the Cypriot Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) headquarters in Nicosia and met with Director General Olga Chrysaphi to discuss the EqUip internship programme.
This is an international scheme run by the CGF in association with universities around the world. UCLan is coordinating the European Region which includes the European Commonwealth countries, England and Cyprus. Students will have the opportunity to undertake 48-week internships with these federations.
In addition to the Cyprus trip, Jackie has been to Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Singapore, working with the British Council on their exhibitions as well as agent exhibitions and school visits.
During this period she also attended the UCLan SE Asia agent conference in Kuala Lumpur and three others in China held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. These conferences gave Jackie an opportunity to meet around 120 agents who counsel students on why they should choose SSTO programmes to study.
Whilst in Thailand Jackie met Professor Aeerat Suputtitada from King Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, who is looking to collaborate with Professor Jim Richards on the area of gait analysis research.
On the China visit she met Dean Zheng of Xiamen University Overseas College to formalise an articulation agreement which will allow their students to study one year in Xiamen and two years at UCLan within the areas of tourism, hospitality and events.