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A flavour of Chinese culture and commerce returned to Plymouth University this January as part of celebrations to herald in the Chinese New Year 2014. A group of 2nd and final year Events Management students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality helped to organise the three days of celebrations to be held within a marquee located on Rolle Plaza, with the assistance of their lecturer Mr Richard Parkman. 

The aim of the event was to celebrate Chinese New Year, and Chinese culture and diversity across the University and wider community of Plymouth. The event was opened with a Business Networking evening supported by local businesses, with Chinese canapés and entertainment from our very own talented students in the Chinese Society here at Plymouth University.

Activities and events included Asian cuisine and tea stands, lantern making, calligraphy workshops, Chinese massage, performing arts displays and Chinese craft stalls. The week ended with a final celebration dinner with an authentic Chinese sit-down banquet, traditional Chinese customs and breath-taking entertainment.

Richard Parkman, Lecturer in Leadership and Events Management

It’s important to mark the cultural diversity of our city through occasions such as the Chinese New Year. Our students and staff have embraced it enthusiastically and it’s a fantastic opportunity for the city to come together and celebrate

Richard Parkman, Lecturer in Leadership and Events Management

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"We are delighted that one of our final year tourism students not only made it onto the shortlist but was then successful in being selected to become ABTA’s first intern. In her application Amy drew on one of her final year assignments for inspiration and it is therefore particularly pleasing to see industry recognise the practice-relevance of our students’ work. This internship was a fantastic opportunity and Amy is already benefitting from it in careers terms."

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