Asia Focus Day for Senior School Students 3 Oct 2017

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs is working with the support of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, and with backing from the Scottish Government, to offer a free day long Asia focused programme for senior school students on Tuesday 3 October 2017. 

Schools across Scotland are invited to register their interest in sending or bringing S4, S5 and S6 students to discover more about Asia as they move towards planning their longer term future. Travel bursaries are available to low-income schools and students.

The aim is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored and which will, we hope, inspire them. The conference is open to all in the 15-18 age-group. Those interested in pursuing geography, law, religion, international affairs, social sciences or Asian language pathways may find it particularly relevant.

This is the second such event in Scotland, building on the inaugural event in October 2015.  It will be held at the South Hall complex- pictured above- in Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.


Currently confirmed speakers for this full day programme are:-

  • Dr Alasdair Allan, MSP, Scottish Minister for International Development
  • James Brodie, Scotland Manager, China Britain Business Council
  • Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Edinburgh
  • Ms Sophie Ibbotson, Adventurer, Travel Writer, and Entrepreneur
  • Dr Claire Watson, Research Fellow in Primatology, Kyoto University, Japan
  • All attendees will have the chance to take part in a introductory language session choosing from Chinese, Hindi or Japanese.

Refreshments and lunch are included.
Travel bursaries are available to low-income schools and students.

To enquire or register interest on behalf of your school please take one of the following actions
Email: Shaun McPhee
all  :  Shaun McPhee Mobile  07913 34 66 11
Visit:    Royal Society of Asian Affairs Lectures & Events page.