Summer School concludes with Gala Dinner prizegiving
26 July 2016
Our annual Summer School for Electrical & Electronic Engineering students came to a close on Friday, 22nd July with a Gala Dinner at Aberdare Hall.
The two week event saw around thirty-five international students (including parties from the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Beijing and Guangzhou) visit the School of Engineering to experience a range of lectures and laboratory work.
Highlights of the academic side of the fortnight included some insightful industrial visits to Cardiff University’s Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory and the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed.
Beyond the classroom, our guests were able to experience local culture: a trip to the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival, a “Welshcake Masterclass” and a visit to Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
The students even had the chance to take some Welsh phrases to their homelands – with words such as “tafarn” (pub) and “iechyd da!” (cheers!) proving particularly useful at events such as the Pen & Wig’s famed quiz and a roast dinner at Y Mochyn Du.
Having made some lifelong friends, our students are now returning home; some, however, departed in the hope of returning to Cardiff University as full time international students.