During March 2017, Course Leader Dr. Jonathan Wright took a five-day trip to teach at HKU Space International College in the fabulous city of Hong Kong. Here are a few photos of life for a visiting lecturer.

Jonathan Wright

The London College of Communication has franchised its Master of Arts (MA) Media, Communication and Critical Practice degree to HKU Space, which means that students can enrol on the course at HKU Space and study our MA in Hong Kong. Part of the arrangement involves members of the London teaching team coming over to deliver some of the lectures and seminars.

The main reason for my trip was to teach some the sessions on the unit ‘Analysing Contemporary Media’ (part of the MA curriculum) in Hong Kong and these are just a few of the things I saw whilst I was there and wanted to share with you…

 

Exterior of HKU Space. The International College occupies the sixth floor of a tall building which also houses restaurants, offices and an entire shopping mall.(c) J Wright

At the moment HKU Space have 11 (fantastically engaged) students studying on the MA. The teaching is marathon style, two intense days: 10.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. I came over to talk about Mediatisation, the Ethics of Media Spectatorship and Cultural Identity and Belonging. I plan to return in November 2017 to teach the students preparing for their Major Project.

Other UK-based tutors from our BA Contemporary Media Cultures who are delivering sessions in Hong Kong are Dr. Susan Flynn and Peter Osborne (recently retired Senior Lecturer, now an Associate) from BA CMC.

Time out (c) J Wright

Hong Kong is very much a night city, crammed with the best restaurants and bars, a playground for young nocturnal Hong Kongers.

Head for heights. (c) J Wright

My view from the 34-storey hotel in the centre of the city.

Location, location, location: the industrial heart – Hong Kong harbour (c) J Wright

Over to you
Do you have plans to study for an MA (Masters)? If so where would you like to be based?

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