Two lecturers commute 5,646 miles!

Monday 3 June 2019

Two teachers have travelled from Cambridge to China to teach construction management to university students.

Glenn Morris and Mark Sirot-Smith were chosen to lecture in east China, in a district that is not traditionally visited by tourists.

The pair are working as part of a team from Anglia Ruskin University delivering a variety of modules to students at East China Jiaotong University in Nanchang, 5,646 miles away.

They are teaching for a fortnight as part of an international partnership programme.

Glenn, who is delivering training in planning and programming, said: “I went for the first time last year and it was an incredible experience. The students there are impressive with their English language skills and how hard they work.

“Although we compress a lot of work into two weeks the students cope remarkably well, they have a real strong work ethic, those students keen to take their final year at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford are particularly motivated.”

Mark, who is delivering training in civil law said: “I’m looking forward to the whole experience of a different culture, it’s an incredible opportunity.”

Jiaotong University is a renowned multi-disciplinary university, nestled in parkland of a mountain region.

The university places great emphasis on international cooperation and has established cooperative relationships with more than 50 foreign universities and research institutions, including Anglia Ruskin.

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