leading figure from the Chinese Embassy has visited Wolverhampton
as part of the University’s Chinese New Year
International students performed music and dances for guests at
the University of Wolverhampton’s City Campus.
Students and staff joined guests of honour Mr Fenghe Qiao, the
First Secretary of Education Section from the Embassy of the
People’s Republic of China, based in London, and University
Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer.
As well as Chinese folk singing and pop dances, there were
demonstrations of Kung Fu, Calligraphy and traditional party
Professor Layer opened the event on Sunday (Jan 29) by speaking
some Mandarin to welcome the guests.
He said: “We are very proud of our close and developing
relationship with China. We welcome students and staff into our
community and work with them to achieve success. Normally New Year
is a family celebration and we welcome our Chinese students into
their University family.”
Jo Gittens, Director, International, said: “Students and staff
enjoyed a wonderful evening to celebrate the start of the year of
the dragon. It was an evening of great entertainment, extremely
well organised by the Chinese Scholar and Student Association
(CSSA) Wolverhampton, with a programme of music, dance routines and
beautiful guitar keyboard and violin playing, displays of Kung Fu
and calligraphy, party games and prizes – it had something for
The University currently has 219 students from China.
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