ESA Student nimmt an Tagung in Partnerhochschule teil!
Said Bousfia qualifizierte sich zur Teilnahme an einer internationalen Tagung in Durham, einer englischen Universitätsstadt. Diese Tagung zum Thema „Events Management, Competencies and Cultural Awareness“ wurde von unserer Partnerhochschule organisiert.
Die ESA unterstützte den interessierten Studenten und förderte die Teilnahme, indem sowohl Flugkosten als auch Tagung-, Hotel- und Halbpensionskosten von der ESA Mainz/International getragen wurden.
Nun folgt der Bericht vom auserwählten Studenten über seinen Aufenthalt in Durham. Viel Freude bei der Lektüre - auf Englisch, what else?!
The conference in Durham started on the evening of 19 March 2011, with an official welcome at the bar of the hotel. The conference participants, from all over Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, The Netherlands and of course Germany) were divided in five working groups. After the official welcome, we had a guided tour through the beautiful city of Durham and saw the local attractions like Durham Cathedral.
For the second day the organizer of the conference organized a trip (with a stop at the border to take photographs) to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, where we had a tour through the Scottish capital to the main tourist attractions, like the Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood and the Scottish Parliament. After the tour the students had free time to explore Edinburgh on their own with their working groups.
The official start of the conference was on the second day at New College Durham. Mr David Taylor, Head of International Partnerships New College Durham, introduced us to the working programme e.g.objectives of the event and a health and safety briefing. The first part of the day Mr Taylor gave a lecture on “Introducing cross cultural communication part 1 and events management“. In the second part, the former Broadcaster of the Year and Journalist of the Year, Mr Tony Delahunty, presented us the topic “Communication in Action“. Finally, Mr Taylor, presented the topic “Employability, what is it and why do we need it?“. At the end of the day the participants were invited for a traditional English dinner at the “Finbarrs Restaurant“.
The third day, Mr Taylor lectured on “Cross Cultural Communication part 2“. In the afternoon we had a visit to Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location where the movie “Harry Potter” was filmed.
After the visit to the cathedral, we returned to the College for the third session of Cross Cultural Communication with an online exercise in “Culture Awareness“. Finally the organizer invited us to a farewell dinner at the “Cellar Door” restaurant.
On the last day of the conference, the event took place in the hotel. First Mr Taylor presented the topic “Global Skills”. After that, Stuart Moss, a Senior Lecturer at the Leeds Metropolitan University and author of the book “The Entertainment Industry: An Introduction” and Co-author of the book “Employability Skills”, gave a presentation on the topic “Employability”.
Said - June 2011