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UK and China join up in multi-media project

Exeter College and the Shanghai Information Technology College, China are working together on a British Council funded Skills for Employability project as part of the Council’s International Skills Partnerships work.

The project aims to develop the digital multi-media curriculum in both partner institutions and gives more international opportunities to students, staff and employers. Not only will students be able to participate in exchange visits but all students studying the digital multi-media curriculum will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the project.

"We're very excited about this project" said Katie Wild head of media and performing arts at Exeter College "and looking forward to meeting our partner colleagues from Shanghai in November. We know that in the creative media industry there is a growing need for skills that are truly global. According to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) many of the issues that drive this sector’s skills development are connected to international competition and this project will extend the horizons for students from both countries as they develop the skills to consider international job opportunities. Students will be developing technical skills but also the essential softer employability skills as they learn to understand and communicate with other cultures as well as market and manage international projects."

The project involves sharing teaching prospectives, exchange visits for both institutions and the design of joint projects that are managed and developed via interactive web technologies and linked to local employers in both countries who will provide a brief for production of content that will be used to benefit their organisation.

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