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Birth of 120 projects in Beilun Collage Graduates Business Park

Last month, Zhu Shuyi and her 13 employees moved into Beilun College Graduates Business Park for their new workshop. Happy with her young and energetic team, Zhu Shuyi said, "Our workshop is engaged in planning of industrial brands, and this business is in line with the orientation of Beilun. 90% of my staff are post graduates and I'm very optimistic about out future."

Beilun College Graduates Business Park was founded four years ago by Beilun District Government, Ningbo Vocational Collage and Ningbo Development Zone. Since then, it has helped the "birth" of 120 projects. At present, the park has over 60 companies established by college graduates, with about 300 employees. Zhang Qiming, Vice Director of the park said, "This year, college graduates have greatest problem to get jobs. This park aims to encourage college graduates to establish their businesses and we provide them one-stop services to promote employment."

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Xiaoshi High School cooperates with Ningbo Foreign Languages Middle School

Xiaoshi High School started a cooperative project with Ningbo Foreign Languages Middle School. The other day, the two schools signed an agreement on a cooperative project. According to the agreement, From 2014, Xiaoshi High School will enroll a class of students from the 2nd graders from Ningbo Foreign Languages Middle School.

According to the agreement, the two schools shall development in a coordinated and complementary way, and the two schools shall cooperate in the four projects: an international education project, an experimental project in education, a project in curriculum reform, and a project of co-sharing of educational resources.

Successful First Year of Ningbo Mentoring Module



Some of the Nottingham Advantage Award mentors

This year, for the first time, the Department of History offered a Nottingham Advantage Award (NAA) module which focused on mentoring Ningbo students. Over the last few years the department has run a successful mentoring programme for students who arrive in Nottingham from the Ningbo campus. They are matched with a Nottingham student volunteer, who acts as a friendly face, a point of contact and someone who can answer questions about academic life and British culture.

This year we decided to offer mentors an opportunity to take their mentoring skills to the next level and to participate in a NAA module. The NAA is an employability scheme and the modules included in this award help students to develop key skills in relation to personal development and employability.

The Department would like to congratulate those who successfully completed the module. Many thanks also to all the mentors who made a significant contribution to the student experience in the Department of History. The department plans to build upon this success – please look out for more information about our exciting plans for next year.

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Posted on Wednesday 15th May 2013

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Located in Zhejiang province, Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities, boasting inhabitants from as early as 4800 BC. Ninbo was one of the major port cities along the Silk Road, a 2,000 year old trade route that stretched from China to Persia. By the 10th century, Ningbo became a major world port used by Portuguese and Spanish traders. Today, the only city in China that surpasses Ningbo as a port is Shanghai.

 The city itself has a population of about 3.5 million people, with the surrounding area boasting over 7 million. While the city does not have what most cities of its size would consider a bustling night life, there are many restaurants, bars, and dance clubs. A former school manager of one of our client schools has recently opened an expat bar and bistro called Buddha’s Bar & Bistro. The Asian style lounge bar is located just inside the entrance to Lao Wai Tan.

For those who prefer a more low key life, plenty of movie theaters, art exhibits, coffee houses, and museums. The city has always been highly accessible by bus and taxi, but in 2014, the first subway line will open. Four years in the making, the first two lines are nearly finished. There are plans to continuously expand the lines and create new ones.


Being a coastal city, the district has over 500 islands. Most of these are not inhabited, nor are they worth visiting, but there are exceptions. Many people take weekend trips to Zhoushan, which is only accessible by ferry from Ningbo. Nansha beach is the hotspot, but in the surrounding areas, you will find plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries. Putuoshan is another spot popular with tourists. Famous for its Buddhist temples, many people spend time in Putuoshan to experience a part of China no longer part of big city life. Monasteries and centers for Buddhist study still exist on this island. The grounds of Puji temple contain a small lake and traditional pagodas that are a great place to relax (see photo).

Weather in Ningbo

Ningbo is a subtropical city, which means hot and humid summers. The winters are typically mild and while residents experience occasional snow, the temperature rarely falls below freezing. There are four distinct seasons, with the temperatures in July and August being by far the hottest, and December and January temperatures hovering just above freezing. Typhoons do pass by the area, but Ningbo is rarely affected as directly as its neighbors to the south.

Experience China While Teaching in Ningbo!

Like most cities in China, Ningbo contains several popular historic sites. The Tianyi Pavilion Museum, sitting near Moon Lake, was built in 1516. The library, one of China’s oldest, still contains 11th century wood carved books and Confucian classics. While there, don’t forget to stop by Moon Lake park-a great place to have a picnic, explore pagodas, and even rent a paddleboat.

Dongqian Lake, Ningbo

If you prefer a more rustic experience, Zhaobao mountain is the perfect place to spend on your days off. There are seemingly endless trails that open into temples and pagodas. Hikers can find Buddhist texts carved into the sides of hills in Sanskrit. Also near the mountain is the Weiyuan City Wall, a 2,000 foot long barrier to keep out intruders.

The largest lake in Zhejiang province is Dongqian lake. This lake will be a welcome relief for those looking for a more natural water experience compared to the cement laced lakes closer to the city. The lake is surrounded on one side by forest and the other by mountains. Climbing some of the hills allow views of the entire surrounding area, including the lake itself and the city.

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Science and Technology Week opened in Ningbo

The 2013 Science and Technology Week, jointly held by Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau, Ningbo Municipal Propaganda Department and Ningbo Association of Science and Technology, was opened on May 19th in the Zhongshan Square. At the opening ceremony of the Week aimed to promote science and technology in daily life, the first group of science workers were prepared to set off to schools, rural areas and communities to spread science and technology. 
The theme of this year’s Week, falling on the third week of May, is “scientific and technological innovation as well as environmental protection makes a beautiful Ningbo.”
Ten science and technology workers have been employed to promote knowledge in schools, communities, military camps and rural areas.

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