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Join us at an alumni event in Beijing: Enhancing the employment success of UK-educated Chinese students

Professor Lawrence Young, Vice President, University of Warwick, warmly invites you to the launch of the findings from Warwick’s recent research into enhancing the employment success of UK-educated Chinese students.

About the research
Funded by the British Council China and the UK Government Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Warwick’s research into Enhancing the Employability of UK-educated Chinese Students reveals the paradox faced by many Chinese students – the challenge of both ‘standing out and fitting in’.
 
The research confirms a clear gap between students’ career expectations compared with the needs of Chinese employers – recruiting employers are looking for Chinese students to ‘stand out’ and sell the benefits of their overseas experience and then expect these graduates to rapidly ‘fit in’ to their workplace culture.
 
We very much look forward to welcoming you to this evening event, which will provide you with a unique insight into the employability of returning Chinese graduates, as well as highlighting initiatives the UK Higher Education sector is developing to support Chinese students and graduates in the UK.
 
Programme:

6pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6.30pm

Welcome and introduction
Sue Bennett, University of Warwick and Jazreel Goh, British Council China

6.45pm

China Scholarship Council, affiliated to the Chinese Ministry of Education

7pm

Standing Out and Fitting In – the Paradox Facing UK-Chinese Students
Professor Lawrence Young, University of Warwick

7.45pm

Chinese Employer and Chinese Alumni Perspectives on Graduate Employability
Panel Discussion and Question and Answers

8.15pm

Networking and drinks/buffet refreshments

9.15pm

End of the event

 
How to book your place:
To reserve your place, please reply by email to: esther.de-perlaky@warwick.ac.uk
 
Venue: W Hotel, No. 2 Jianguomennan Avenue, Beijing