Two members of the Malaysian national media joined almost 200 students from around the globe at Lancaster University for a taste of the summer programme.
The students, from partner universities in Ghana, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, China and Palestine are currently taking part in a three-week-long summer programme.
The two journalists, Rebecca Rajaendram from Malaysia’s leading English daily paper, The Star, and Tay Siew Hui from Malaysia’s largest Chinese language newspaper, the Sin Chew Daily, joined in with activities on the university’s Students’ Union-organised programme.
They were accompanied by Foo Way Yee and Yee Huey Mei, members of the marketing and admissions department from Sunway University in Malaysia, a partner university since 2006.
The visitors were able to see students enjoy specific activities, including the opening ceremony, a trip to an educational farm at Clapham on Local Industry Day and the Student Union’s Green Lancaster programme on Community Activities Day.
The summer programme also includes academic and business related activities.
The fact-finding trip, aimed at showcasing Lancaster University’s teaching, research and facilities, included meetings with key people from a variety of departments and an interview with Vice-Chancellor Prof Mark E. Smith.
The trip was organised as part of Lancaster University’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Ronnie Rowlands, LUSU Vice-President (Campaigns and Communications), said: “It’s a delight to see so many students from our affiliated institutions taking part in the summer programme.
“These institutions are still young and still developing and it is my hope that our friends from abroad leave Lancaster, not only with a valuable experience, but with the ideas and inspiration to affect real growth and new opportunities for Lancaster students overseas.
“It’s been a pleasure speaking and sharing ideas with such attentive and engaged students.”