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LSBU Computing students jet off to China for an opportunity of a lifetime with HSBC

Students from the Computer Science and Informatics Division get ready to immerse themselves in Chinese culture as they embark on an eight week placement at HSBC
07 July 2015

Seven students from London South Bank University (LSBU) have been offered the chance to spend the summer working as Learning Partners at HSBC in China.

Based at HSBC Software Development Ltd in Guangzhou, the students will work closely with the Chinese partners at HSBC to enhance the student's personal and professional development during the months of July and August.

The aim of the learning partnership is to give students the opportunity to improve their organisational and people skills whilst developing their understanding of corporate culture.

The students, from the Computer Science and Informatics Division in LSBU's School of Engineering, went through a vigorous selection process in order to be accepted onto the eight week placement. This included a group assessment, interviews and a presentation on the cultural exchange between China and the UK.

The successful students were required to take a two week leadership, facilitation and Chinese Cultural orientation course at LSBU run in partnership with the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Shameelah Ahmed, a Business Intelligence student at LSBU who was chosen to take part, said: "I am so thrilled to be given the chance to expand my skills and knowledge in the area of business intelligence, and getting the chance to do this within a prestigious company such as HSBC is fantastic. Not to mention, I love the Asian culture so I cannot wait to experience it."

Jordan Paisley, a Computing student from last year's cohort, shared his experience on the Learning Partnership in China: "Being offered such an invaluable opportunity to work for HSBC in China gave me a plethora of advantages. These included gaining experience and knowledge in the procedures and tasks associated with banking and software development. Additionally, this prospective journey enabled me to learn more about my own aptitudes in project management and teamwork.

"I would advise the new cohort to utilise their time in Guangzhou by aiming to understand Chinese social and business culture; as this will prove to be an invaluable asset to any working professional, specifically entrepreneurs."