GCU welcomes health and life sciences students to summer school

07 July 2015

GCU welcomes health and life sciences students to summer school

Summer school students and staff

The School of Health and Life Sciences has welcomed staff and students from Beijing Health Vocational College and Zhengzhou University to GCU’s inaugural international summer school.

Four faculty members from Beijing and three staff members and 10 MSc students from Zhengzhou are taking part in lectures and interactive tutorials in fields such as stroke and cancer care, pain management, genetics and mentorship as well as cultural activities including trips to the Scottish Parliament, Loch Lomond, and Kelvingrove Museum, and a ceilidh.

Helen Brown, the School’s Associate Dean International, said: The School of Health and Life Sciences is very pleased to greet GCU’s first summer school participants. This initiative has been planned for some time and has involved a number of HLS staff who have contextualised key elements of their teaching and learning for this group of international students. They have created an interesting, innovative and informed programme for our visitors, which we hope will encourage discussion and debate.”

Professor Lynn Kilbride, Head of the Department of Nursing and Community Health, said: “The Department is delighted to welcome our visitors to GCU. Throughout the week activities have been organised to allow our visitors to interact and engage with lectures and staff, which will be beneficial to everyone involved. We hope the visit will build on the current relationships we have with both organisations and will lead to further collaboration.”