Director's Message

As the Easter holiday is approaching, we’ve spent an unforgettable quarter in 2022. 


This spring, the pandemic has again become a keyword in our daily life due to recent new outbreak of Covid-19 in China. Despite of the difficult time, UoM China Centre has been endeavored to provide series of inspiring online activities for our alumni, students and the public. From senior experts’ industrial insights sessions to alumni sharing on spotlight topics such as carbon neutrality, we are making our utmost effort to exceed the physical barriers and provide a platform for cutting-edge knowledge exchange for working professionals in the community. 


Apart from the unforgettable experience of “re-lockdown”, this year is still remarkable for the University and the China Centre, as we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the UK.

To echo this historical milestone, UoM China Centre has initiated a series of people-to-people diplomatic events, including 2022 International Photography Competition, “Beautiful World” Photography Exhibition and the first China UK Forum with SORSA. 


No barriers, no boundaries. While we are dedicated for a full recovery from pandemic, we are extraordinarily proud that our students and alumni have already been benefited from the University’s well-established online-blended learning ecology against the uncertain time.


Stay safe and look after yourself both physically and mentally and those that you love. I look forward to seeing you at China Centre in the near future once our life resume normal again.  


Sherry Fu

Regional Director

The University of Manchester

THE Ranking | UoM Ranked 27th Most International Universities

The University of Manchester in the 2022 THE ranking of the most international universities sits at 27th in the world, out of 193. This implies the University has a high proportion of international students and staff, who collaborate on research with scholars from across the world. and have a strong global reputation to match.

2022 British Business Awards Launch Announcement

The University of Manchester China Centre is proud to support the 2022 British Business Awards as a sponsor, organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China. The BBAs are a national award to recognise and promote excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour in the British business community in China, and celebrate the ever-growing trade and investment relations between China and the UK. 

Established in 2008, the biennial British Business Awards are a prestigious feature of the business calendar, serving as testimony to the depth, breadth and success of British businesses operating in China, as well as recognising the excellent achievements of Chinese businesses operating in the UK.

2022 International Photography Competition is Coming!

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between China and the UK, the 2022 International Photography Competition and the first China UK Forum are coming soon! This event will include an international photography competition, a "Beautiful World" photography exhibition and the first China UK forum.

The competition and photo exhibition are organized by SORSA, and the co-organized are MCloud, English branch of SORSA, the University of Manchester Shanghai Alumni Association and SHMT Club.

"Friendship and Development" under the "Beautiful World" will be the subject of the competition. There are three categories of prizes in the competition: Humanity, Scenery and Zoology, and a people's Choice Award for the most popular submission. Because this year is an important year for the relationship between China and the UK, the competition will set a Special Award for the Friendship Between China and the UK, which can award the wonderful submission that shows the friendship between China and the UK.

The University of Manchester China Centre and Halma P.L.C Establish Strategic Partnership for Talent Development

On 12 Feb. 2022, The University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre and Halma P.L.C announced strategic partnership to develop management talents in China. Ms. Sherry Fu, Managing Director of UoM China Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dr Tom Yu, The University of Manchester DBA alumnus, APAC Talent Director of Halma P.L.C.

04/11| Livestreaming:The University of Manchester President's Virtual Reception - East and Southeast Asia

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, would love you to join us for a virtual reception on Monday, 11 April, 12.30pm (British Summer Time). You'll be welcomed alongside other alumni based in East & Southeast Asia.


This event will be a celebration of ‘The Power of Networking’ and the many ways in which alumni enrich the student experience and support those who've recently graduated. A great example of this is one of Manchester's flagship alumni-to-student programmes: Global Graduates, which marks its tenth year running in 2022 and is a unique combination of alumni philanthropy and volunteering.

04/15 | Live-streaming Event: UoM China Industry Talk on Organizational Dynamics - Hybrid Work and Global HR Prediction

From 2020 to 2022, the difference of one number or one word indicates the similarities of the past three years. In today's "Work from home" has become the norm, how to carry out daily work more efficiently? With the upgrading of enterprise operation pressure, where will human resource management go? On the evening of 15 April, 2022, HR celebrities gathered online to share the reform and development of human resource management and look forward to the future trend of the world.


Date and time: 19:30-20:30, China Standard Time, Friday, 15 April 2022

Format: Livestreaming via M'Cloud


Keynote speakers:

Simon Zhou

GMBA alumni, the University of Manchester

Founder, China United MBA Forum


Weimin Tang

Consulting Director, DDI China

DBA Candidate, Emlyon Business School


Wen Cui

Founder coach / management consultant

Independent directors of listed companies

04/16 | Dialogue between Chen WU, Editor in Chief of The Economist China and UoM Alumnus Simon ZHOU

Covid-19's global infection has subverted the way of national governance, enterprise economic operation and personal communication, and innovated people's inherent cognition. People in all over the world deeply want to ask: what will the future of human society look like? Where should the world go? How should individuals in the workplace deal with the future of work? On 16 April, UoM China Centre invited GMBA alumnus Simon Zhou to talk to The Economist China editor in chief Chen Wu to discuss the answers of these questions.


Date and time: 14:30-16:30, China Standard Time, Saturday, 16th April 2022

Location: UoM China Centre & Online

04/22 | UoM China Centre Global Part-time MBA Career Webinar – How to manage up?

In the afternoon of 22 April, Friday, The University of Manchester China Centre will be hosting a career webinar, 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 your boss from below perspective:

1) Innie or Outie?

2) Workstyle Personality

3) Micromanagement style

4) Decision Patterns

04/23 | Alumni Sharing Webinar: Industry Insights from the Metaverse Era

The topic of Metaverse has been a hot topic in China nowadays.

Three experts from the field of Technology, Cognitive Science and Law will be invited to share their insights and business opportunity on Metaverse, and join the discussion with current GMBA Shanghai students. 


Time & Date: 15:00-17:00 China time, 23rd April, Saturday
Event Language: Mandarin Chinese

Format:Livestreaming via M‘Cloud

04/26 | Manchester Global Executive MBA Webinar- Is An Executive MBA Right For You?

On 26 April evening, we are delighted to welcome our MBA Programmes Director, Xavier Duran to introduce our Global Executive MBA - an 18-month accelerated pathway of the Global MBA for a closed cohort of senior MBA candidates.

The session will focus on the Global Executive MBA, but also provide insight for those who looking for Professional MBA options whilst also working full-time.

During the event, Mr. Duran and our MBA recruitment team would also provide detailed information regarding application procedures, fees &funding information, and feedback to your specific queries.

Manchester Global MBA Masterclass by Mr. John Van Fleet ——First Time in History

On 24 March 2022, UoM China Centre hosted Manchester Global MBA Masterclass online for current students, alumni as well as perspective students, where Mr. John Van Fleet delivered an insightful and interactive lecture for nearly 500 audience online.

Local Expert shared insights in Educational Leadership for MA ELiP students in China

On 15 - 17 March 2022, The University of Manchester China Centre held the first academic conference for the new students of the Part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice course. Due to recent outbreaks of covid, students e-met their industrial peers online, and connected with academics in Manchester via livestreaming.

Apart from the academic conference, China Centre also invited senior international education expert, Mr. David Ingram, founding Head of College at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, for an online masterclass themed Leadership Constants at a Time of Change.

Manchester Global MBA Afternoon Tea: International Women’s Day - Empowering women’s identity

To echo the celebration of International Women’s Day, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted an afternoon tea session in the afternoon of Saturday 5 March 2022. During the session, the Centre invited three female Manchester Global Part-time MBA graduates --- Ms. Lee Lee Tan, the Director and Business Advisory of SBA Stone Forest, Ms. Yi Yu, Head of Supply Chain of North Asia of Henkel (China) Investment Co., Ltd and Ms. Sophia Song, Director, MNC Coverage, Credit Agricole CIB to share their stories of professional women taking leadership roles in global enterprises.

UoM China Centre Fashion Salon: Dialogue with Yemeng Li - How Art Helps to Develop Sustainability

On 26 Feb. 2022, The University of Manchester China Centre invited the Independent Curator and Founder of Yu Xuan Cultural Creativity Ltd. – Yemeng Li to share How Culture & Art Helps to Develop Sustainability


UoM China Centre Industry Insight Session: Beyond Global MBA Class- How to be a successful leader?

In the afternoon of Saturday 12 February 2022, The University of Manchester China Centre invited two keynote speakers ---- Dr. Tom Yu, The University of Manchester DBA alumnus, and APAC Talent Director of Halma P.L.Cand Mr. Terence H Clarke, a highly experienced leader and executive coach to deliver two industry insight keynote speeches to expand two MBA core courses, Strategy and Competition and Leading and Managing in Global Environment, to Manchester Global MBA students, aiming to enrich the knowledge and insights beyond the MBA classes.

Dr. Tom Yu’s sharing was themed An Enabling Organization for Unique Business Model and Strategy --- a case from one of the most successful FTSE 100 companies.

Mr. Terence H Clarke shared The Art of Negotiation. He mentioned, “In negotiation preparation is everything. Embrace uncertainty and chaos, develop your improvisation skill and hone your creativity, set a clear goal and define your baseline”.

UoM China Centre Educational Leadership Series Academic English Workshop: How to master effective academic English

On 22 JanuarySaturday afternoon,The University of Manchester China Centre has invited Mr. Adam McRoy, Headmaster of Cogdel Cranleigh School Changsha and an expert with almost 20 years of experience in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP), to deliver an interactive and practical academic English workshop webinar.

Webinar: Is Manchester Global MBA Right for You? Dialogue with our alumni

On the evening of Thursday 7 April, The University of Manchester China Centre invited three Manchester Global MBA Alumni, Justin Zhang, IT business partner - Medical, Hematology and Immunology BU of BMY, Jasmine Wu, Digital strategy & capability lead of Takeda,and Zack Zhou, Associate Marketing Director of Gilead Sciences Inc for a interactive Manchester Global MBA Alumni panel.

During the session, the guest speakers shared their range of experiences on the programme, their backgrounds and how the programme took their career to the next step. After the panel our dedicated recruitment team also provided updated & detailed programme insight.

MSc Financial Management Information Session – The voice of our student

On the evening of 31 March 2022, the University of Manchester China Centre has invited the current student Mr. Steven Wang, who joined MSc in Financial Management in Sept. 2021, to share his student’s backgrounds, motivations for wanting to pursue this Master's and how this course benefited his career progression.

MSc Financial Management – The voice of our student

 On the evening of 13 January 2022, Thursday, the University of Manchester China Centre hosted an online panel. Students who joined our MSc in Financial Management were invited to share their backgrounds, motivations for wanting to pursue this Master's and how this course helped them in their careers.

Webinar|Regular Epidemic Prevention and Control under the Goal of Carbon Neutrality

Achieving the goal of carbon neutrality in the post-pandemic era is not only a protection for the future society, but also a significant milestone for UN's Sustainable Development Goals. On the evening of Wed. 6 April 2022,The University of Manchester China Centre invited Dr. Fan Sihua, alumnus of the University of Manchester, and Chairman of Shanghai Flory Group, to share his professional insight on "regular Epidemic Prevention and Control under the goal of carbon neutrality".

With inspiring insights supported by enriched data and first-hand real cases,the webinar attracted almost 1000 audiences to join.

Webinar | An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

On 31 March 2022 Thursday, The Univeristy of Manchester China Centre has invited two guest speakers from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Dr. Yu Zhou, associate professor at the International Education College; and our GMBA Alumna Ms. Amanda Lee, Professor of Pharmacoeconomics, Dean of Internet Medical Center, College of Artificial Intelligence Industry, to present an online lecture themed An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

The lecture presented a full picture of TCM through its two distinctive features - a holistic concept and treatment based on pattern identification, coupled with ancient philosophical wisdom about Qi, Yin-Yang and five elements.

UoM China Centre Alumni Club hosted Forum on “ ESG in Chinese Enterprises: Opportunities, Challenge, and Implementations”

On the afternoon of 20 February, 2022, The University of Manchester China Centre Alumni Club hosted its first event in the year of tiger : Forum on “ ESG in Chinese Enterprises:Opportunities, Challenge, and Implementations”, attracted more than 800 alumni online and offline.

Renowned industrial experts including lawyer Yang Zhipeng and Mr. Feng Bin shared their insights on the significance and value of ESG to the society, business and personal development from different perspectives.

Ms. Ying Xu, coordinator of UoM China Alumni Law Club, Mr. Justin Zhou, coordinator of MinSightClub, and Mr. Quan Hu, chairman of Emory University China Alumni Association delivered keynote speeches during the event.