Culture Challenge Winners to travel to China

The winning team of (l-r) Michael Solski, Elizabeth Strange, Taylor Smith, Hui Zhang, The winning team of (l-r) Michael Solski, Elizabeth Strange, Taylor Smith, Hui Zhang, Bangor University’s annual Culture Challenge student competition took place recently. The event organised by the International Student Support Office saw seven teams of Bangor University students battle each other to win a trip of a lifetime to China.

The teams made up of students from different countries were tasked with preparing and delivering presentations on the subject of culture of one or more members of the group. This was followed by a quiz with rounds on Bangor, Wales, UK, China, the world and science.

The winners of this year’s competition are: Michael Solski (Poland) and Taylor Smith (UK) from the School of Biological Sciences, Hui Zhang (China) from Bangor Business School and Elizabeth Strange (Canada) from Bangor Law School. The students win a 2-week trip around China during the Easter holidays. The teams that came second and third won £400 and £200 worth of Amazon vouchers per team.

In second place were: Ruby Ettle, Yiyun Huang, Charu Dada, Monalisa Odibo, Katerina Videnskaya (International Student Support Office) In second place were: Ruby Ettle, Yiyun Huang, Charu Dada, Monalisa Odibo, Katerina Videnskaya (International Student Support Office)

Angharad Thomas, Director of International Development, said:

“The Culture Challenge competition is now in its fifth year and has grown tremendously since its inception. The aim is to promote cultural integration between students from different nationalities and the winning prize of a two-week trip to China has certainly raised a lot of interest. The teams this year consisted of students from eleven different countries, and the presentations they gave on their various cultures were both interesting and fun…they had obviously worked hard. The International Education Centre is happy to continue promoting the competition as it contributes to the student experience agenda, celebrates diversity and promotes integration between our international and home students.”

The idea for this competition originally came from Bangor University’s Chinese Society. Teams had to be made up of one Chinese student, one British and two students of other nationalities. The event was supported by Bangor Confucius Institute. 

 

In third place were: Jiahui Liu, Norramon Tengcharoensuk, Jack McCaffrey, Methavee Chaloeyjitr, with Katerina Videnskaya (International Student Support Office)In third place were: Jiahui Liu, Norramon Tengcharoensuk, Jack McCaffrey, Methavee Chaloeyjitr, with Katerina Videnskaya (International Student Support Office)

Publication date: 5 January 2016