BEL bridges the gap between Australia and Hong Kong

18 Jul 2017
The HKIVE visitors with staff and students from the BEL Faculty
The HKIVE visitors soaked up the sun during their visit to UQ St Lucia

Students and staff from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education were greeted with sunny skies and picture perfect scenery when they toured The University of Queensland St Lucia last week.

The 20 final-year higher diploma students and two lecturers were on campus to learn about the many articulation opportunities available in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL).

BEL Faculty Senior Manager of International Services, Brendon Lutwyche, said the visit was designed to bolster the partnership between the two institutions. 

“UQ has maintained an articulation relationship with the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education for over 10 years,” he said.

“Having welcomed several HKIVE higher diploma students in years past, we are always impressed with their commitment to their studies and to student life at UQ.

“It was a treat to host the recent tour group and showcase everything the University and the BEL Faculty has to offer, from our outstanding programs to our state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful campus.

“We hope to see some familiar faces back on campus as the group graduates from HKIVE and pursues further study.”

Both institutions exchanged gifts
Both institutions exchanged gifts

Following their introduction to the BEL Faculty and HKIVE-UQ 2+2 articulation program, the group began their much-anticipated campus tour, led by two current BEL students and UQ International student ambassadors.

Highlights included local wildlife spotting, a glimpse of the UQ Lakes and a picnic lunch in the iconic Great Court. The day ended with a stop at the Great Court carving dedicated to the University of Hong Kong’s coat of arms. 

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