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Hong Kong students meet the Principal
Business School exchange Programme is four years old
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​Hong Kong students from our Business School exchange programme met with Principal Andrea Nolan to celebrate the fourth year of this successful programme.


The exchange programme, which offers students from Hong Kong the chance to study for a semester in Edinburgh, has increased every year with 18 students from City University (SCOPE) and Hong Kong University (SPACE) taking part this year.
The students, who are studying BA (Hons) Marketing Management, BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management, BA (Hons) Hospitality and Service Management and BA (Hons) Tourism Management, have been based at the Craiglockhart campus since January.
The marketing students have worked with other students on modules including Live Project, International Marketing and Direct and Digital Marketing with the others doing modules including Marketing and Society, Live Project, Natural Area Tourism and International Wines and Spirits Management. At the same time, they have taken full advantage of opportunities to visit Edinburgh and other Scottish tourist spots, London and elsewhere in the UK, as well as European destinations such as Paris, Berlin and Rome. 
The exchange was made possible thanks to support from the Peter KK Lee Fund. The Fund was set up to support students through PhD studentships, international scholarships and student mobility awards. The mobility fund encourages the exchange of students between China, Hong Kong and Macau on a trimester or year-long exchange programme. Dr Peter Ka Kit Lee was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in 2014. 
Programme leader Michael Herriott said: “I’m delighted with how well the programme has grown year-on-year since we started it in 2012. We get excellent feedback from both the Hong Kong students and those with whom  they study here in Edinburgh as it provides them with invaluable opportunities to experience a different culture and society, to live and work with others of a variety of nationalities, and to participate in a different learning environment and journey, all of which benefits them for the rest of their lives.”
Jessica Lai Tsz Ching, who has been on the programme, said: "It is a great honour to be one of the students to join this study abroad programme and to study at Edinburgh Napier University for one semester.
"I still remember when I first arrived in Edinburgh. I felt very nervous and unfamiliar with the city and the University. Luckily, the teacher and staff were very helpful and enthusiastic, and they offered a city tour to introduce us to the city, and we were very impressed with it. The funding also impacts on daily life. The accommodation is very modern, and we have made new friends and shared our experience.
"I definitely recommend my schoolmates join this programme to enjoy the unique experience in Edinburgh."

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