'A unique opportunity to explore the meaning behind food and nutrition.'
Eleven lucky Nutritional Sciences second year students from the Department of Health Professions take off to Hong Kong SAR this week, for a unique opportunity to explore the meaning behind food and nutrition.
During the trip, they will be hosted by students and staff at the Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi). Manchester Met and THEi have a close strategic partnership built on student exchange, including Man Met’s participation in the International STEM Forum and hosting of dedicated Summer Schools in 2018 and 2019. Together, they will investigate traditional Chinese foods and medicine and visit sauce manufacturers Lee Kum Kee.
The students are winners of a competition set up under the International Mobility Bursary Scheme (IMBS) in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.
The International Mobility Bursary Scheme (IMBS) is a Faculty wide scheme which aims to inspire and empower our students to excel academically. IMBS will help students to apply skills and knowledge to meet their career aspirations and to develop their talents as global citizens.
Innovative third term project
In July, our students will act as volunteers on the Food and Nutrition Summer School 2019, when 26 students from THEi will visit Manchester Met to experience food and nutrition and life in Manchester.
Many Man Met students will use the experience as part of the ‘Third Term’ programme and submit a project built on their reflections of how the scheme has boosted their skills and confidence. Their student centred submission will even count as credits towards their degree, a demonstration of our commitment to flexible individualised learning.
“It’s an exciting adventure”
Kristel Nivela Duenas, the student representative on the programme says, ‘I’m originally from Ecuador and after living in Manchester, going to Hong Kong SAR genuinely makes me feel like a global citizen. It’s an exciting adventure.’