Blog post by recent MA Cross-Cultural Communication graduate!

247f42fJulia Fischill, a former MA CCC student, has recently written a blog post for WU (Vienna University) Blogs. The blog post, about European Identity and the Erasmus Experience, will be a fascinating read for many, especially current and former EU students. The blog post can be found here.

Julia is now a member of the general student consultation team and webmaster at the International Office of WU Vienna. She completed her Master’s thesis, on the Erasmus experience, as part of the MA Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations at Newcastle University.

Another MA graduate from the ALC section who has gone on to immediate success – well done Julia!

‘Intercultural Communication and Engineering Education’ – ALC research trip to Tokyo

Narrowly missing the cherry blossom season, Tony Young, Alina Schartner and Adam Brandt visited the University of Tokyo in March. The research trip was linked to a collaborative project funded by the NU Internationalisation Strategic Fund. For the past year, the ALC team have been working with Yu Maemura (Tokyo University) and Mike Handford (Cardiff University) on a mixed-method needs analysis to explore how engineering students and staff in both locations approach intercultural communication.

Despite significant jet-leg, the ALC team conducted a focus group with international engineering students at Tokyo University and gave two presentations to two very different audiences. One for professional engineers, reporting on the findings from the needs analysis, and one for Tokyo University staff on the internationalisation of UK higher education. Both talks were well-received!

The team are now writing up their research findings for publication later in the year.

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