City college is a hit in China

China's Yan Zing with city college staff Lindsey Styles, Katy Robertson-Hohmann and Dr Julie Mills
China's Yan Zing with city college staff Lindsey Styles, Katy Robertson-Hohmann and Dr Julie Mills

COURSES at Milton Keynes College have been held up as a shining example – for students in China.

Three city staff members travelled thousands of miles to Shanghai and Nanjing as part of a new educational partnership.

And, despite the fact that one of the universities had a population the size of Milton Keynes, the crew discovered the Chinese have a lot to learn from the MK College courses.

“They have only recently introduced a vocational education system there so are very keen to learn from the courses we offer in which students acquire practical skills alongside studying,” said the college’s international development manager Katy Robertson-Hohmann.

“They were particularly interested to hear about our vocational courses in engineering, hair and beauty, art, design and media,” she said.

But MK college is also planning to pick the brains of its Chinese counterparts to organise student and staff exchanges and possibly new courses in business Chinese.