Event Details

Royal Society of Asian Affairs Scotland Schools Day

Venue: University of Edinburgh
Contact: Shaun McPhee
Email: shaunmcphee@rsaa.org.uk
Telephone: 0791 334 6611
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Event Date: 23/02/2017 10:00 - 15:30

The Confucius Institute for Scotland is partnering the Royal Society of Asian Affairs in co-ordinating a Scotland Schools Day, the focus of which is Asia. This event will take place in the University of Edinburgh on Thursday 23 February, running from 10.00 am until 3.30 pm. Attendance is free and lunch is provided.

The aim is to introduce students to subjects and issues they may not have previously explored, to help inspire them to take a closer interest in Asia. The conference is open to all in the 15-18 age-group, or to younger students with the interest and maturity to benefit from the event.

Travel grants are available to support schools and students who might otherwise be unable to attend.

The programme is currently being finalized, but currently confirmed speakers include

  • Dr Alisdair Alan: MSP, Scottish Government Minister for International Development and Europe
  • Mr Daisuke Matsunaga: Japanese Consul General for Scotland
  • Ben Jones: Explorer and Travel Writer
  • James Brodie: General Manager and Business Adviser, China Britain Business Council Scotland
There will also be a cultural programme featuring Bhangra dancers and Chinese performers, as well as the opportunity for language taster sessions in Arabic, Chinese or Hindi.
Those students with an interest in geography, law, religion, international affairs, social sciences or Asian language pathways should find the day particularly relevant, though students of other disciplines are also welcome. This is the second Royal Society for Asian Affairs Schools Day in Scotland.

For further information, please contact Shaun McPhee of the RSAA, Monday-Saturday, 10am to 10pm. You can register directly on the RSAA website.

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