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Sample life and studies at unique UK university in China

Thousands of high school pupils and their parents are expected to visit The University of Nottingham Ningbo China on Sunday 8 April to sample life and studies at the unique UK university campus in China.

 The University opens its doors once a year to visitors who want to find out more about its degree programmes and career paths for its graduates.

Individuals have the opportunity to tour the attractive park-like campus and many of its world-class facilities, including its library, and meet lecturers and tutors at the annual Open Day.

 Leading academics give talks on a range of topics, from international business strategy to the world of artificial intelligence, to give students a taste of the exciting content they can expect to cover on The University of Nottingham’s degree courses delivered here in China.

 This year many final-year high school pupils have reserved seats to participate in interactive seminars, including French for beginners and a primer on economic growth.

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Foreign Lei Feng in Ningbo

On March 4, a newspaper in Zhejiang Province published a report titled "foreign Lei Feng who support 15 poor children in China ". The story is about a foreign professor who funded 15 needy students within a few years. The professor's good deeds have won him wide respect and admiration.

Days ago, many readers called the newspaper or left messages on their microblogs to express their admiration to Professor Craig Fleming from University of Nottingham in Ningbo, and their willingness to help him in his charity work. Yin Xiaoguo, a high school teacher in Fenghua, was among the first callers. Having been a teacher for 25 years, Mr. Yin is also a charity volunteer who has funded three university students and two pupils.

At 9:00 on the 7th, Mr. Yin had a brief telephone conversation with the personal assistant of Professor Fleming. According to the assistant, Professor Fleming plans to support another 10 needy girls in Ningbo. Mr. Yin has promised to offer help by finding the needy children and emailing the information of these children to Professor Fleming.

The story of Professor Fleming, which has been reprinted by both Ningbo Daily News (Sina microblogging) and the Ningbo Daily network (www.nbrb.com.cn,), has immediately aroused great concern of among the netizens.

Beilun to offer education support

According to local government, Beilun District plans to carry out a five-year education support program to Yunhe County, a less-developed area in Zhejiang Province. Lasting from 2011 to 2015, the support program works to enhance the quality of education in Yunhe County by providing education funds, teaching staff and school facilities in a bid to improve school conditions and educational level in the region.

According to the plan, Beilun District will spend 2.5 million yuan (500,000 annually) on standardized school construction, school buildings renovation, building of job training bases of vocational schools, and renovation of rural kindergartens. Each year 20 competent teachers will be appointed as trainers for 40 teachers in Yunhe County, and offer their experience in teaching method, course design and planning, and educational research. In addition, Beilun will offer free training for 50 teachers from Yunhe each year and send one or two outstanding teachers to serve as volunteers in Yunhe County.

The supporting program also helps to improve the level of school management in Yunhe County. The teacher-training program will focus on the vocational and technical education and professional development, aiming to promote the level of specialization of workforce training base in Yunhe County

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