College says farewell to Chinese nursing academics

Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has said farewell to a group of Chinese Nursing Academics.

Miss Yue Chen and Miss Zhan Shu from Chongqing Medical University (CQMU) and Mrs Li Li and Mrs Yang Qiu from North Sichuan Medical College (NSMC) spent six weeks within the college, attending lectures, meeting key staff and experiencing the Welsh culture and hospitality.

Miss Yue Chen said: “Our visit to Swansea University will benefit the work that we do at home in China. Every day was interesting and enjoyable and we have lots of ideas to take back to our Universities.

We enjoyed learning about the College’s nursing programmes, experiencing a clinical skills nursing lectures and finding out more about infection control work, as well as visiting local hospitals, care homes and Maggie’s Cancer Centre.

“We have been impressed by other programmes at Swansea University too. The Academic Success Programme and English Language Training Services are two very good resources, particularly for international students.

“It has been interesting to observe how students and teachers interact in this country. The way that lecturers deliver their teaching here inspires the students’ way of thinking.  Lectures in the UK are much more interactive than in China.

“This was our first visit to Wales. We loved the Welsh culture, Swansea University’s beautiful campus, the beach and Singleton Park. Everyone that we met was kind, helpful and friendly. We will tell our colleagues, friends and families back in China how wonderful Swansea University is…but if we visit Wales again we’d choose to come in the summer.”

Dr Jayne Cutter, Head of the College’s Department of Nursing said: “This visit has opened up several exciting possibilities for collaborative working between our Colleges I hope that we will be able to further strengthen our relationship with the College leading to the possibility of student and staff exchanges in the future.”