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Chinese Education and Health Culturalisation in Suzhou and Tianjin

Date: From Friday 20 March 2020 to Saturday 04 April 2020
Venue: Suzhou and Tianjin, China

GoGlobal Fund: £750
Apply by: 20 December 2019

You will be accompanying SHU academic staff during their regular scheduled teaching weeks at Suzhou Vocational Health College and Tianjin Medical College in China.

During the 2 week visit you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend academic teaching sessions with Chinese nursing and rehabilitation students
  • Visit some Chinese clinical healthcare environments
  • Undertake some bespoke learning around Chinese healthcare practices, for example traditional Chinese medicine 
  • Alongside Sheffield Hallam University academic staff, deliver a session relevant to your own area of practice

There will be free time for you to explore the local area and experience some local Chinese culture. Suzhou is very famous for its gardens, for example The Humble Administrators Garden. Suzhou is also about 2 hours by train from Shanghai. 

Tianjin is a port by the sea. There is an old and a new quarter and its known for its museums and shopping. You can take the overnight train to Beijing and visit the Great Wall of China or the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. 

There is GoGlobal funding available for up to 10 students. 5 Nursing students and 5 Allied Health Professionals students. 

Who is eligible to apply?

September 2019 intakes for the following courses:

  • BSc (Hon) Physiotherapy - level 4
  • BSc (Hon) Occupational Therapy - level 4
  • BSc (Hon) Nursing - level 4

You will need the support from you academic adviser - please confirm this in your application form.

You will need to be aware of the need to manage your course deadlines, for example continuing to meet assessment submission deadlines. You should also evidence your successful engagement with the course to date, for example no outstanding reassessments that will be impacted by you undertaking the trip- please note these points in your application form.

Below outlines other aspects that you need to include in your application:

  • Name and Student Number
  • Background/rationale for why you wish to undertake an overseas visit: why you want to undertake an overseas visit; why you should be considered; what you will bring to the visit; how you will be an ambassador for the University. 
  • How you anticipate this visit meeting your objectives

Demonstrate that you have considered the work you are going to undertake in relation to not only your profession but wider health and social care and how this impacts on your own individual development. 

  • How will you share your learning on your return?

Have you considered how you will share your experiences on your return to SHU?

Travel and accommodation

You will arrange your own travel to and from China.

Accommodation will be provided through Suzhou Vocational Health College and Tianjin Medical College (see costs below).

In Suzhou you will be staying at the college owned hotel. These will be shared rooms (2 per room). The hotel is close to metro lines and amenities.

In Tianjin you will be staying in on campus student accommodation. 

Visa & vaccinations

Students must meet the Chinese immigration requirements. Please check the China entry requirements for details. Your application for a visa to China will require a visit to the embassy in Manchester or London.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your return date.

If you do not hold a UK passport there may be further requirements you need to meet in order to obtain your visa. We can support you with this process.

Please contact the International Experience Team if you require visa advice. 

We recommend you contact your GP or nurse to ask about vaccinations before you travel.

Estimated total cost of trip per student

Estimated total cost - £1,291 
GoGlobal Fund - £750
Student contribution - £541

Breakdown of estimated costs:

  • Plane ticket: £700
  • Accommodation: £300 
  • Return trip to UK airport: £40
  • Visa: £151
  • In-country travel: £100

Please note that you are expected to cover all additional costs incurred, including daily subsistence. Cultural activities, transport for sightseeing, food and drink for 14 days will need to be covered by each student.

Once your individual application has been approved by the GoGlobal Fund panel, you will be required to pay a non-refundable student contribution by the following deadline:

  • £300 to be paid by 1 February 2020

Application deadline

Please apply for both the project and GoGlobal funding here, by:

  • 20 December 2019

There is GoGlobal funding available for up to 10 students. Please read the GoGlobal Fund Guidance carefully and note that you are only permitted one GoGlobal grant per academic year.

If you'd like to take part in the project and do not require the GoGlobal Funding, please email the project organiser directly.

For more information about this trip please contact Jackie Parkin (Nursing) or Jackie Hammerton (AHP)

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