Summer Course in England with Memorable Experience

From July 1st to July 30th, 2019, 6 students from QH-2016-E, Faculty of International Business and the School of Business Administration, honors program, University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, had the opportunity to participate in the summer course at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The students had a wonderful time to acquire knowledge about business, finance; visit and experience the culture here.

Ideal learning environment

Manchester is often known as the cradle of famous universities. Therefore, to say that this place is an ideal learning environment is not wrong. Classes of the summer course in Manchester Metropolitan University are organized professionally. The lectures, uniquely designed with professional technology, have inspired and empowered students to participate in learning and exchanging knowledge. Especially, at this summer course, lectures about tourism and hotel management have enlightened students about the British economy.

Apart from interesting time in class, our students also had wonderful moments to communicate and get to know more international friends. Therefore, we could understand more about the culture, history, language and even political and religious point of views. The students shared: When taking part in this course in Manchester, not only did we get to learn advanced knowledge about business, but also broaden knowledge and real life experiences outside of textbooks.

Opportunity to interact with international friends 
Lecturer of Manchester Metropolitan University and students from UEB - VNU 

Incorporating learning with experiencing

Students often joke that “Learning without playing is wasting youth”. That is correct. Talking about what is most impressive in Manchester, we remember the most about field trip days apart from stressful classes. Travels from downtown Manchester to other cities have created beautiful memories in their student year.

Despite the time passing, the memories of walking around the city and the sights of famous places like the library, and the church will forever remain in everyone’s hearts. It is so special that not only did the students get to admire the magnificent and monumental constructions but also have the chance to visit the factory and get to know the beer industry in Manchester.

Not only did it stop there, students also had the opportunity to come to big cities such as Liverpool to learn about the legendary band The Beatles and Stratford-upon-Avon – the birth place of the great poet Shakespeare. It can even be said that, one of the most amazing experiences of this summer course is the field trip to the Old Trafford football stadium – the home of Manchester United.

Places that can only be seen through computer or television screens can now be witnessed, felt and experienced through the real eyes. Nothing is more wonderful than that. It will be tedious if you are a student but only gain knowledge through boring textbooks. We, as the future of the country, should change our study habit, should know how to incorporate study methods and experience to accumulate much more real life knowledge.

Students of the UEB had the opportunity to go sightseeing and learn about British culture 

At the end of the course, we truly hope we could spend more time in England to continue to learn about the Western culture and the people of England.

UEB student group participated in the summer course in Manchester would like to thank the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, for creating this wonderful opportunities. New friends from around the world along with the memories that students made together will always remain in our minds. We also wish that the University of Economics and Business – VNU will continue to improve the management and training system, offering international programs to create more opportunity for students to exchange, learn, or furthermore the opportunity to study and work in an international environment.

More information about the international exchange program, please contact:

  • Office of Research and Partnership Development, VNU University of Economics and Business, Room 705, 501, E4 Building, 144 Xuan Thuy Rd., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tel: (84-24) 37547506 ext. 716
  • Email:

General Information: 

Manchester Metropolitan University is recognized worldwide with a long lasting history dating back from the 1824. As one of the biggest university in England, it has a campus with 38.600 students from 120 different countries.

Manchester Metropolitan has received a Silver status in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017, and 85% of the school research is praised as the most excellent in the world (according to REF 2014-2021). Its School of Architecture ranked the 7th place worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018) and the School of Business received an AACSB certification, earning its place among the best business schools in the world.

The university has invested 350 million pounds in its campus in the past 10 years. In the future, an additional investment of 400 million pounds will be put in the development of the facility, rooms, and shared space.

Students received many supports from the university to find jobs, including a consulting service for international students, CV assessment, interview preparation and life time access for online employment service. Manchester Metropolitan has strong connections to many companies worldwide. Therefore, students have the opportunity for internships at top corporations such as Nike, Hilton, DHL and Dentsu Aegis Network. In reality, 93% of the students here get employment opportunity or continue to study higher within 6 months after graduation (according to numbers by DHLE in 16/17)

In addition, students will also receive support from the Students’ Union which have just been invested 10 million pounds. Location right on campus, the Students’ Union has provided over 150 clubs and activity groups, free sports, café, restaurants and support services for students.

Students can feel completely assured about the extra curriculum activities, because Manchester is voted as the most liveable city in England (2018 Global Life survey of the Economist Intelligence Unit), also it in the top 10 most dynamic and interesting cities in the world (Time Out City Life Index 2018).

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