CET China Creative Trip 2014

China Creatives connect with the University of Sydney

April 2014

“Innovation is fundamentally done by individuals… companies can do many things to encourage innovation. I think the one thing they can best do is hire the right people.” (Carl Bass. The New Rules of Innovation. TEDxBerkely).

Sydney Creatives and the Centre for English Teaching (CET) are committed to connecting the right people, the best and brightest from the fields of architecture, design, music and fine arts in Asia to the vibrant academic community of the University of Sydney.

Four cities, hundreds of interested students, excited presenters are some of the highlights of the events held in April 2014 in China. Katherine Olston, Education Manager at CET, together with representatives from the Sydney College of the Arts have engaged with creatives in different fields. Katherine Olston, a former graduate of the Sydney College of the Arts herself, ran a series of English training workshops aimed at teaching strategies of using the ‘English around you’ to develop one’s skills and practice.

“It’s been an exhilarating experience. The wealth of talent in these creative fields is very impressive, and students are really keen to improve their English skills. Students recognise that English is an essential tool to help them achieve their dreams, and many of them have heard of CET’s reputation for quality and support. The highlight of the trip for me was running into a former graduate of SCA and of the Direct Entry Course (DEC) at CET, Shannon Liu. She is now a lecturer in Beijing, and she brought her students to our presentation. Her positivity and enthusiasm about her time with us at CET was fantastic and just reinforced to me what a great job we do here at CET!” (Katherine Olston, Education Manager CET)

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