Journalism students from Hong Kong Baptist University recently joined Senior Lecturer, Dr Ping Shum, on a visit to the University of Roehampton in London. The visit provided the students with a unique opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art Sir David Bell Building and connect with students in Roehampton’s MA Journalism programme.
The students travelled to the UK as part of a larger tour, which included Australia and Japan. During their travels, they immersed themselves in the specific cultures of these countries and learned about the key issues facing journalism around the world.
In London, they also visited Reuters, where they gained insights into the reporting of the political landscape of the country and the current issues facing the UK.
While at Roehampton, the students enjoyed a campus tour led by Dr Shum, who shared the university’s rich history in teacher training programmes and showcased its state-of-the-art facilities. Additionally, the students attended a guest lecture delivered by Dr Shum titled ‘British Media in Crisis’ which allowed them to immerse themselves in the academic environment.
Dr Shum expressed his enthusiasm about the visit, stating, “This visit has the potential to create a lasting link between Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Roehampton. We hope to have the opportunity to host HKBU students again in Roehampton in the future. The students were captivated by the stunning campus and its natural surroundings, cherishing the chance to connect with their peers from Roehampton.”