The College of Richard Collyer (Collyer’s) and Rikkyo School in England co-hosted an inaugural convention of Japanese universities last week. Sixth form students from across the region were given an insight into studying in Japan from some of the country’s top universities, who offer excellent provision for international undergraduates delivered entirely in English.
Students and teachers also sampled Japanese cuisine and visited stands managed by Rikkyo pupils and Collyer’s students celebrating Japanese culture and promoting green issues.
Guest speakers included: Professor Ikeda (Vice President of Rikkyo University), Professor Moriya (Tohoku University), Ms Sakamoto (Ritsumeikan and Ritsumeikan APU Universities) and Mr Takata (Keio University).
Dan Lodge, Vice Principal (Quality and Curriculum) helped organise the event. He said: “It was a privilege to co-host this convention with our friends from Rikkyo School in England. Our students collaborated really well together to showcase Japanese food, music and culture. To have university professors fly all the way from Japan to speak to sixth form students from Collyer’s and colleges and schools from across the region was fantastic.“
Rikkyo School in England’s Headmaster Dr Toru Okano and Collyer’s Principal Sally Bromley formalised a close relationship between the leading educational institutions back in February, underlining their commitment to organising events that help cultural and educational exchange and allowing them to learn from each other, enriching the student experience.
Dr Toru Okano, Headmaster at Rikkyo School in England said: “It was a great honour for us to co-host the Japanese University Convention with Collyer’s. The aim of this convention was to promote to British six form students the opportunity to study at a Japanese university following courses taught 100% in English. We are very pleased that our convention had such a positive impact on the six form students that visited from more than 10 different schools and colleges across the South East. We are looking forward to meeting British students at Japanese universities in the future. ”
It was a great honour for us to co-host the Japanese University Convention with Collyer's Dr Toru Okano, Headmaster at Rikkyo School in England