Scotland Schools’ Day Event
“The Royal Society for Asian Affairs, together with the Confucius Institute for Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, would like to invite your school, and in particular your S5 and S6 students, to attend a day of talks about aspects of Asia on Tuesday 3 October 2017. The aim is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored and which will, we hope, inspire them. The conference is open to all in the 15-18 age-group. Those interested in pursuing geography, law, religion, international affairs, social sciences or Asian language pathways may find it particularly relevant. This is the second Schools’ event in Scotland, building on our well-attended inaugural event in October 2015 and is officially supported by the Scottish Government. It will be held at the South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.
The day is free and lunch is provided.
The day will feature a number of talks on policy, business and culture in Asia, together with language taster sessions in Hindi, Chinese and Japanese. The full programme is being finalised but is likely to be as follows:
Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Scottish Minister for International Development
1020 – 1050 Talk: Learning Mandarin, and Adventures in China
James Brodie, Scotland Manager, China Britain Business Council
1050 – 1130 Talk: Opportunities in Japan
Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Edinburgh
1130 – 1145 Refreshment Break
1145 – 12:45 Language Tasters
Break-out sessions with language tasters in Chinese, Hindi, or Japanese
1245 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1415 Talk:
Ms Sophie Ibbotson, Adventurer, Travel Writer, and Entrepreneur
1415 – 1500 Talk: Japanese Monkey Culture, and Being a Global Scientist
Dr Claire Watson, Research Fellow in Primatology, Kyoto University, Japan
Travel bursaries are available to low-income schools and students.
If you require further information please contact Shaun McPhee, of the RSAA by email to email@example.com or by telephone on 07913346611. We realise that at this early stage it may not be possible for schools to register each individual for this event. Initially therefore we should like schools to register their interest in the event with an approximation of the number of students they might like to attend. Detailed registration of individuals can follow later when schools return after the summer break. A registration form is attached below, but please contact Shaun McPhee as indicated with any queries or expressions of interest.
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REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
If you would like to enquire about schools day please email firstname.lastname@example.org