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Talented business students shine at Spring Festival

01 Mar, 2018
HKBU School of Business co-hosted the 2018 Spring Festival on 27 February to celebrate cultural diversity and encourage cross-cultural learning on campus through food making, tea tasting, games and a variety of performances, all with an international flavour.

The festival featured the “World’s Got Talent” contest which received 33 entries from over 50 local and international students across HKBU faculties in the first round. 10 finalist teams were selected to compete in the final round, in which three students from the School of Business, including Lau Yuen Man from BBA Marketing who was part of a dancing team of four, and Louis Chauvin and Homer Huang Sirong from the Master of Accountancy programme who showed off their heavenly duet of “Naked”, impressed the judges and audience with their spectacular performances and took home the Gold and Silver awards respectively, with the latter team also winning the Audience Choice Award.

The other talented teams also showed a great variety of performances, including magic tricks, martial arts, dog show, singing and music performance etc.

“When looking through the finalists here tonight, there is one thing that strikes me, and that’s diversity,” said in the welcoming remark of Prof. Gerard Prendergast, Associate Dean (Internationalisation and External Relations) of the School. “We’ve got students across different faculties of HKBU, students with different nationalities and different talents. Diversity is important, especially in a university context. We do not learn from people who are the same as us, we learn from people who are different from us. That’s one of the core reasons why the School of Business is aggressively pushing internationalisation.”

The Spring Festival is an annual joint initiative as part of the HKBU School of Business’ growing efforts in providing a globalised learning experience for students, both on campus and beyond. The School has developed a network of 190+ highly-regarded partner universities/ schools in 36 countries where students can choose to go on exchange to broaden their horizons. Click here to learn more about our exchange partners.
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