The University of Manchester has set social responsibility as one of the three core strategic goals, sitting equally alongside its commitments to research and discovery, and teaching and learning. Adhered to the University’s strategy, China Centre has always committed to supporting and promoting sustainable development in the region. This year, we are thrilled to support the 2022 British Business Awards and the Award of Employee Engagement ESG Campaign of the Year. We are also proud to be the exclusive academic supporter of ESG China Awards 2022, hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, which perfectly suits our values and core goals.
This fall, we continued our efforts in welcoming and cultivating socially responsible graduates and professionals. A new cohort of MSc Financial Management students from different cities across the region have joined us in this blended-learning course. At the same time, China Centre hosted various roundtable seminars with focuses on educational leadership, international talent maintenance, and career transformation for working professionals.
It was with great sadness that we have lost Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in September. Her Majesty holds a special place in the University’s history and memory. We feel deeply grateful for Her Majesty’s contribution to the UK-China friendship and people's unity on celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Ambassadorial Relations between China and the UK this year. China Centre will continue to carry forward the cause of bilateral friendship and become a bridge between the two peoples.
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2022 “Beautiful World” Photography Competition was Successfully Held
2022 “Beautiful World” Photography Competition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Ambassadorial Relations between China and the UK was held successfully on the 1st of September and attracted global mainstream media coverage. This remarkable people-to-people diplomacy event was led by Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA) and co-hosted by SORSA UK Chapter and SORSA The University of Manchester Alumni Association, aiming to foster the theme of friendship and development between the people in China and the UK.
Centre Director Sherry Fu Presented at the 50th Anniversary of Government-Sponsored Chinese Students in the UK
On the 9 September, Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director of the UoM China Centre & Mcloud, was invited to give a speech in the Forum on Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Government-Sponsored Chinese Students in the UK. Fu shared her study abroad experience and called on students studying in the UK to unite and promote the friendship and development between China.
China Centre Supported 2022 British Business Awards
On 2 November 2022, the British Chamber of Commerce in China held the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony of the British Business Awards 2022 at The InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
The University of Manchester China Centre is proud to support the 2022 British Business Awards as a sponsor for the Chinese Investor in the UK Award. We are glad to celebrate organisations and individuals who are achieving outstanding results, and who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to Sino-British trade and investment relations across a variety of disciplines in China.
China Centre Continuously Supports the ESG China Awards
On 27 October 2022, the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (BritCham Shanghai) held its first Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony of the ESG China Awards 2022 at The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan.
The ESG China Awards is an awards programme recognising and promoting excellence from companies that have made a positive ESG impact in China. The Awards are open to both local and international businesses that operate in China. During the evening, the 2022 Award winners in all 12 categories were announced and invited on stage to accept their trophies.
The University of Manchester China Centre is proud to support the awards by sponsoring the Employee Engagement ESG Campaign of the Year Award, we are glad to celebrate the many excellent businesses, of all sizes, organisations and individuals who are doing astonishing things in China.
Centre Director Sherry Fu Delivered Keynote Speech at Sustainability & ESG Business Summit 2022
On 7 September 2022, the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (BritCham Shanghai) held its second Sustainability and ESG Business Summit, themed "New Horizons: The Era of ESG", at PwC Innovation Centre, Shanghai. The University of Manchester China Centre was invited to be the academic supporter at the summit for the second time.
During the Summit, Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director of UoM China Centre, delivered a keynote speech “Net Zero Energy Future: Global Challenges, Manchester Solutions”.
China Centre Won Tencent Business School Awards
On 10th Nov. 2022, the 10th Tencent Business School Development Forum was successfully held. Under the new norm of the post-pandemic era, the forum was held in a blended format, gathering experts and scholars in the field of business education to explore the future of business education in China.
Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director, The University of Manchester China Centre was invited to present at the forum and received the “China Business Education Role Model Award of 2022”. The University of Manchester China Centre has won the “China Business Education Benchmark Award of 2022”.
Manchester Ranked 38th in the 2022 ARWU World Rankings
The 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy on 15th August.
The University of Manchester is listed as the 6th best institution in the UK, and 38th in the world, according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world's top universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data. It has been recognised as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one.
Centre Director Sherry Fu on Global Talent Development
On 14 September, Sherry Fu, Director of The University of Manchester China Centre, was invited to attend the Forum on Global Talent Development in China, co-organised by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) - Yangtze River Delta Research Center and Tonglu Government Organization Department.
Fu presented in the panel discussion as a representative of the higher education sector and exchanged views on various topics regarding the development of Global talents in China under a new era with experts in the International Education sector.
2/12 UoM MA Educational Leadership Virtual Coffee Chat: Book your Personal Consultation！
Education is constantly under pressure to conform to external requirements, especially with unforeseen pandemic, standardisation and teaching to test sweeping the globe, steering policy, and pressurising educational leaders.
Find your solution at Manchester MA Educational Leadership in Practice. In the afternoon of Friday 2 December，you are cordially invited to join a 30 minutes' e-coffee chat session with our course counselling team, to get 1-to-1 course consultation, CV review as well as application guidance.
4/12 Online Panel - Embrace the New Norm: How to Plan Your MBA Study and Boost Your Career
On the afternoon of 4th December, the University of Manchester China Centre will invite alumni and current students from Global MBA programme, to join an online panel with senior business education experts, with a focus on the significance of MBA education for the growth of professional managers in post-pandemic era.
29/11 HR Industry Talk | People Strategy: Diversity and Inclusion
On the evening of 29 Nov., the UoM China Centre invited Scott Roberts, Vice President Human Resources Asia Pacific, Fashion Luxury Diversity & Inclusion Leader, to join a panel with Simon Zhou, alumnus of the Manchester Global MBA, HR Subject Matter Expert, Enfovia DDI UK Target Selection Certified Trainer, and Linlin Zhang -- Alumna of the Manchester Global MBA, Head of Human Resources at Visteon China to share stories behind their career growth and ideas about D&I at the workplace.
16/11 China Centre Co-hosted Industry Sharing for Financial Professionals: CFO Transformation
On 16th November, UoM China Centre joined hands with Linked-F to invite outstanding Manchester GMBA alumna Ms. Lee Lee Tan，Head of China SBA Stone Forest, and senior financial management elite Mr. Dalong Xiang ，ex-CFO of Donaldson APAC, FCMA, CGMAto talk about their career transformation.
29/10 Manchester Global MBA Alumni Roundtable & Info Session
On the afternoon of 29th Oct. 2022, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted an interactive afternon tea session to help perspective student explore Global Part-time MBA programme, attracted more than 20 senior working professionals with multi-national and cross-industrial background. Ms. Tracy Xu, current student of GMBA Jan. 2022 intake, and Ms. Nana Gong, alumna of GMBA Jan. 2021 intake, joined the session online and offline to share their study experience and practical tips.
16/10 China Centre Invited to PwC You Plus Achiever ESG Challenge Campaign
On 16th October, 2022, the first PwC You Plus Achiever ESG Challenge Campaign was successfully held in Shanghai PwC Innovation Center. The event has attracted nearly 100 groups of students from more than 120 schools in 36 cities around the world. Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director of the University of Manchester China Centre, attended the event as the judge of the final round of the challenge evaluation.
14/10 China Centre Supported the 5th Annual Linked-F Finance Elite Summit (FES)
On 14th October, 2022, the 5th Annual Linked-F Finance Elite Summit (FES) was held at JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square and also streamed live online. The University of Manchester China Centre was invited as an academic support partner to help financial elites lead changes and promote industry development.
The summit attracted nearly 200 financial elites and leaders from various industries to have a heated discussion on the theme of " Deconstructing Change, Enlightening Future". The discussion focused on new trends in business and technology, and explored the integration of organization, technology, and talents in an uncertain business environment.
24/9 Panel on Educational Leadership in Guangzhou
In the afternoon of Saturday 24 September, Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding director of The University of Manchester China Centre, and a GMBA alumnus Mr. Robert Young, Assistant to President & General Manager of Operation of Lingnan Group, joined a panel discussion on Educational Leadership in Guangzhou with three current students of UoM MA Educational Leadership inPractice Course: Mr. Imran Ali-Farzal, Executive International Headmaster & International Headmaster of High School of Huanggang Middle School Education Group Guangzhou, Mr. Daniel Xuan, Principal of Centro Education International, and Mr. Colby Hazouri, Vice President of Blue Valley Education Group. The event attracted Principals, head of HR, and teachers from multiple international schools and education groups.
23/9 China Centre Welcomes New Intake of MSc Financial Management
This week, The University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre has welcomed the region’s new cohort of students onto the MSc Financial Management. Students from different cities across China joined this blended-learning course, which they will complete on a part-time basis over the next two years with workshops in Shanghai.
The part-time and flexible study format has encouraged a dives range of student to apply from a wide range of regions with different motivations to study.
2/9 Manchester GMBA Alumni Sharing & Info Session
In the evening of 2nd September, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted an Info Session to announce the latest entry requirement and scholarship scheme for the Manchester Global Part-time MBA Jan 2023 intake.
During the event, our Global MBA alumnus, Country Manager of EF Kids and Teens Franchise -- Michael Mu joined to his MBA experiences and discuss the programme's impact on his career transformation while sharing his motivation for choosing this programme.
19/11 M-Reading Event: Book Sharing on Nanchang Road
On the afternoon of Saturday 19 November 2022, Prof. Xianghui Huang，a member of Shanghai Writers' Association, was invited by MCloud to share her new book 《Nanchang Road 南昌路上》 from a historical perspective and unveil the stories behind Shanghai in the old days.
12/11 GMBA Student Networking Event: China Centre Hosted The first Frisbee Mixer
The first GMBA Frisbee Networking Event was hosted by the University of Manchester China Centre on 12th Nov 2022.
Nearly 20 students from our 2021 & 2022 intakes joined us for this exciting gathering and let’s have a review of some of the unforgettable moments!
5/11 UoM Alumni Association Marketing Club Hosted Company Visit to The INLET
On the afternoon of 5th November, the marketing club of the University of Manchester Alumni Association and THE INLET organized a retailing event，and invited our alumni to participate in a "zero waste" creative workshop organized by SAFONE.
Followed by the guided company tour, Sherry FU, Founding Director of UoM China Centre delivered an opening speech. She gave a brief review of the UoM China Centre and our social responsibility progress.
Exclusive Interview with UoM GMBA Alumnus Mr. Robert Young
Recently, Mr. Robert Young, an alumnus of University of Manchester Global MBA and a senior hotel manager in China, received an exclusive interview with Ms. Sherry Fu, Director of the Manchester University China Centr, in Guangzhou to share his experience in studying GMBA and his insights on the development trend of the hospitality industry under the epidemic.
Exclusive Interview with UoM GMBA Alumna Ms. Sabeen Irfan
Recently, Ms. Sabeen Irfan, an alumna of University of Manchester Global MBA and a senior professional in healthcare industry, received an exclusive interview with the University of Manchester China Centre, to share her industrial insights, and study experience during 2-years MBA journey.