Director's Message

It is heartening to know that we can continue to build meaningful connections and pursue our shared mission of promoting social responsibility and sustainable development, as we head towards 2023. Happily seeing that our global communication is finally resuming after a long pause, we at the University of Manchester China Centre strive to carry on our mission of providing quality education and promoting sustainable development in the region.


This year, we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the China Centre, along with the coming bicentennial anniversary of the University. We have planned a series of industrial sharing, alumni events, ESG Campaign, and an annual gala to commemorate these special occasions. We are also thrilled to announce that our University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, will be visiting China in September. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to strengthen our ties with our partners in China and explore new opportunities for collaboration.


China Centre continues to lead educational communication between China and the UK. Aligned with the University of Manchester's flexible learning strategy, we are piloting practical courses this year to provide more accessible learning opportunities from UoM to the community in China, aiming at equipping our students with the tools and competencies necessary to make a positive impact in their respective fields. We have also launched the UoM China Educator Club, providing our students a platform for experience sharing, networking and lifetime learning.


In closing, we would like to extend our warmest good wishes to you. We are grateful for your continued support in our endeavors, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership in the years to come.


Sherry Fu,

Regional Director

The University of Manchester

China Centre Hosted Welcome Ceremony for Manchester Global MBA January 2023 Intake

On 11 January 2023, a new intake of Manchester Global Part-time MBA students was welcomed by the China Centre team at the start of their two-year MBA journey.

The cohort comprises of MBA candidates from diverse industry backgrounds, including biotech/pharma, technology, finance, IT, manufacturing, automobile, FMCG and more. The average age of candidates is 36 years, with 12 years of work experience and six years of management experience on average.

China Centre Successfully Held the 2022 Winter Graduation Ceremony

UoM China Centre successfully held its 2022 Winter Graduation Ceremony on 17 December. Over 30 graduates of the Manchester Global MBA and MSc Financial Management course gathered with excitement and joy, celebrating the completion of their studies after two years of hard work with their fellow classmates, and looking forward to embarking on new endeavors.

UoM China Educator Club Launched in China Centre, Shanghai

On 10 March 2023, the launching ceremony for The University of Manchester China Centre Educator Club was held at UoM China Centre in Shanghai. The mix-cohort students of The University of Manchester's MA Educational Leadership in Practice (ELiP) course, who are the main members of the Educator Club, participated in the event either onsite or online via livestreaming.

Ms. Su Si, Head of Education (China) at the Department for Business and Trade, British Consulate General Shanghai was invited to the ceremony and delivered a guest speech. Ms. Su congratulated the establishment of the club and updated the current achievement and upcoming projects of Sino-UK education partnership.

UoM China Centre Hosted First Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Shanghai

On 2 April 2023, the first Artificial Intelligence Forum organized by the University of Manchester China Centre and the Shanghai Overseas Friendship Association Changning Branch, and co-organized by the SORSA UoM Alumni Association was successfully held in Shanghai with the theme of "Explore OpenAI and GPT-X". Over 60 alumni and guests from SORSA Changning Chapter attended the event and engaged in in-depth discussions and interactions with the experts.

Alumni Company Visit - UoM China Centre visits Halma P.L.C.

On 12 April, Ms. Sherry Fu, founding director of the University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre, visited BEA, a subsidiary of the UK's Halma P.L.C.(Halma), with alumni and staff.

On the day of the visit, UoM China Centre and Halma employees held an internal exchange meeting. Dr. Tom Yu, the Asia-Pacific director, HR director of Halma Group and the President of Longer Pump, a Halma company, gave a remote speech from the UK. Mr. Matt Lu, Halma's Asia-Pacific communication director, introduced the group's development overview and social responsibility. Ms. Sherry Fu introduced the development history and course projects of the University and the Centre. The meetings attracted nearly 100 Halma employees online and offline. Michelle Liu, BEA Asia HR & Admin Director, warmly welcomed Ms. Sherry Fu and her team.

Manchester Museum Reopened on 18 February 2023, with the New Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery

Manchester Museum reopened to the public on 18 February, 2023, following a 1.5-year renovation and upgrade costing £15 million. As part of the upgrade, the museum launched the Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery, which is founded in collaboration with Manchester China Institute, the local Chinese community, and businesses. The gallery showcases various ancient Chinese artifacts such as bronze and jade carvings, as well as textiles.

【21 April】MSc Financial Management: Course Insight Coffee-Chat

Are you looking to build more financial management knowledge or move into the financial sector? On 21 April, join China Centre recruitment team to discover more about our part-time, online and blended MSc Financial Management course, which aims to equip you with a broader understanding of finance to help you gain confidence in any role or industry.

Book course consultation session with our friendly and experience course advisor and gain an insight of the course.

【27 April】Manchester Global MBA Application Roundtable in Shanghai

What makes a competitive MBA application?

On 27 April 2023, join China Centre recruitment team for this interactive roundtable with a focus on Manchester Global MBA admission journey. In this session, you will discover more about:

  • What it takes to become a Manchester Global MBA candidate
  • How candidates can best optimise their MBA application
  • Part-time MBA landscape in China and admission trends

If you are considering applying for a Part-time MBA in 2023, join us for this insightful session in China Centre  and discover the most suitable  Part-time MBA programme for your career boost. 

Manchester Global MBA Information Session in Beijing

On 11 April, China Centre hosted Manchester Global MBA Information Session in Beijing. During the session, China Centre Director Ms. Sherry Fu introduced The University of Manchester and the key features of this part-time MBA programme to ambitious working professionals in Beijing. Ms. Shirley Shi, Global MBA current student in Beijing also shared her study journey as well as the career impact with the audience.

Manchester Global MBA Alumni Roundtable in Suzhou

On Sunday, 9 April 2023, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted Global MBA Alumni Roundtable in Suzhou. Ms Sherry Fu, the Director of the China Centre introduced The University of Manchester as well as China Centre's latest updates with the audience. Alumni in Suzhou also discussed topics such as career advancement, industry insights and learning strategies with perspective students in the city.

Manchester Global MBA Alumni Luncheon in Zhangjiang, Shanghai

On 31 March 2023, in the afternoon, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted Global MBA roundtable in Zhangjiang High-Tech Park in Shanghai. Global MBA senior alumni, current students and potential candidates working in Zhangjiang joined the session to share their career advancement, industry insights and learning strategies.

Industry Talk - 2023 HR Outlook & Trends

On the evening of 30 March,  China Centre hosted HR Industry Talk with a focus on 2023 HR Outlook and Trends. During the session, Mr. Yury Karp, Global Account Director of BIPO delivered a keynote speech as guest speaker to lead the audience online and offline to take a look at some of the top HR outlooks and trends that are likely to shape the HR landscape in 2023.  Ms Grace Shen, Associate Director, ESG - Education from one of the Big Four professional accounting firms joined panel discussion.

Director of UoM China Centre Visited Dipont School of Arts and Science in Hangzhou

On 21 March 2023, Sherry Fu, Director of University of Manchester China Centre and Crystal Cheng, Senior Marketing Officer of the UoM China Centre visited Dipont School of Arts and Science in Hangzhou (formerly known as RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou) and had a constructive meeting with Stephen Keown, Executive Principal of the school, and Dior Sun, Deputy Head of Bilingual School G1-3. Jiří “George” Kaspar, Head of Senior School CCA, who is currently pursuing UoM’s MA Educational Leadership in Practice (ELiP) course coordinated the visit.

Manchester Global Part-time MBA Career Workshop – How to Manage Up?

In the evening of 16 March, Thursday, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted a Career Workshop, inviting Mr. Tiger Qiao, Manchester Global MBA alumnus, Doctoral Candidate of DBA programme in Alliance Manchester Business School, to share his best practical advice for navigating this important dynamic to understand the boss from below perspective:

  • Innie or Outie?
  • Workstyle Personality
  • Micromanagement style
  • Decision Patterns

Finance Impact Talk – Industry Overview

On the evening of 7 March, 2023, the University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre was privileged to host a comprehensive lecture on the financial industry, presented by Zhang Peng, Founding Partner of Beijing Shenliu Capital. The event provided valuable insights for aspiring finance professionals on career planning, as well as an overview of the financial management industry. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about career choices and development paths of financial professionals, and to get a deeper understanding of the financial management industry.

Webinar | MA Educational Leadership in Practice Learning Experience Sharing Session

On Tue. 07 Feb. 2023, The University of Manchester China Centre has invited our current student: 

Ms. Luyi Feng, Higher Education and Careers Counsellor, Huili School Shanghai, for an interactive dialogue to share her learning experience and takeaways from this intensive master course.

Leadership Talk | How to Win Your Best Talent

On the evening of 11 January 2023, the University of Manchester China Centre hosted a leadership talk with Mark Chan, General Manager, Vorwerk China. The event included a panel discussion with alumni and current students of Manchester Global MBA, featuring panellists Christine Zhu - Regional Director of Asia, Macmillan Education, and Matt Whately - Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The talk explored the concept of a VUCA world and its implications for strategic leadership in organizations and for-profit corporations.

China Centre hosted Industry Roundtable on Educational Leadership in International Education

On 9 January, 2023, China Centre Director, Ms. Sherry Fu, invited two distinguished speakers, Ms. Helen Liu, the Assistant Principal and of Shanghai United International School Qingpu Campus, and Mr. Liming Yang, Director of the China Education Development Center at the University of Pennsylvania, to participate in an online roundtable discussion exploring the practical application of education leadership in the international education industry.

Embrace the New Norm: How to Plan Your MBA Study and Boost Your Career

On the afternoon of 4 December, the University of Manchester China Centre hosted an online panel discussion with senior business education experts, focused on the significance of MBA education for the growth of professional managers in the post-pandemic era. The panel featured alumni and current students from the Global MBA programme at the University of Manchester China Centre.

UoM China Centre Golf Club Held its Spring Salon

On 18 March 2023, The University of Manchester China Centre Golf Club Spring Salon was successfully held at the Lounge by Topgolf, with nearly 20 alumni and guests participating in the event.

Spring Salon began with an opening speech by Sherry FU, Founding Director of UoM China Centre, Chairman of the Honor Committee of Golf Club, and President of Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association Changning Branch, welcoming all alumni and guests to the event.


China Centre Held Alumni Learning Experience Sharing Session

On 19 February 2023, UoM China Centre hosted an MBA Elective Courses and Overseas Study Experience Sharing session. The event aimed to provide students taking electives in the 2023 terms with preliminary information and expectations of the upcoming electives and overseas study experience. The session was designed to share experiences and provide valuable insights for the students.

UoM China Centre Golf Club Launched in Shanghai

On the afternoon of 26 November 2022, the UoM China Centre Golf Club was officially launched, on the occasion of 1st anniversary of UoM China Alumni Golf Wechat Group, which created in Dec. 2021. We sincerely hope that more golf fans will join us in the future.

China Centre Successfully Hosted Alumni Football Night Party

The quadrennial World Cup has arrived as expected, providing a visual feast for football fans. To strengthen the relationship between alumni of various programmes and enrich students' extracurricular life, the University of Manchester China Centre held two Happy Hour sessions on 21st and 25th November respectively, to cheer for Team England, and Team Wales. This is another sports-related activity following the Frisbee Networking Party.

Interview with Mr. Weifeng Lv, a senior alumnus of UoM

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, Ms. Sherry Fu, Director of UoM China Centre, visited Manchester alumni-owned company, Shanghai Yiwu Planning and Architectural Design Co., Ltd, to extend New Year greetings on behalf of the China Centre. During the visit, Ms. Fu had a cordial conversation with Mr. Weifeng Lv, a Manchester alumnus, founder of Yiwu Planning and Architectural Design Co., Ltd, and a Royal Chartered Builder in the UK, reminiscing about his life at Manchester and discussing the future development of Manchester in China.