The Study UK East Asia Virtual Masterclass Series brings you the chance to experience exciting Masterclasses across different subjects with UK universities! Masterclasses are free and open for students in Brunei, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Register now to experience what different subjects and courses offer in the UK!
Study UK East Asia Virtual Masterclass Series is free-of-charge!
Falmouth University: Introduction to Game Development
- Date: Monday, 15 November 2021
- Presenter: Joseph Walton-Rivers, Computing Lecturer, Games Academy, Falmouth University
The Games Industry is worth more than the music and film industry combined (ERA, 2019) and, in 2020, the number of video game users in the UK jumped from 33 million to over 36 million – over 50% of the UK population (Statisa, 2021). In this masterclass, Joseph will outline the key fields of study for Game Development at UG and PG level. From working with actors in motion capture suites, game artists, writers, composers, and business experts; find out why Game Development is a unique choice of study and how it leads to unique career opportunities in one of the world’s most rapidly growing industries.
Abertay University: Applied Artificial Intelligence and User Experience
- Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
- Dr Kean Lee Lang, Lecturer in Data Science, Abertay University
- Dr Andrea Szymkowiak, Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction, Division of Cybersecurity, School of Design & Informatics, Abertay University
- Professor Ruth Falconer, Professor and Head of Division: Games Technology & Mathematics, Abertay University
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term used to describe a powerful set of tools that help machines to “learn” on their own and accomplish intellectual feats that are uncannily human-like. People often worry that AI will someday take away their jobs. However, this lecture will explore how AI can be used to help us in our work and daily lives. Furthermore, this masterclass will show how computer games can be a rich source of life-like experiences that provide a fertile playground for AI
University of Bath: Marketing in a Post-Covid World
- Date: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
- Presenter: Dr Peter Nuttall, Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Associate Dean International, School of Management
Join Dr Pete Nuttall from the University of Bath in this session on introducing marketing principles and consumerism in a post-Covid world.
Regent’s University London: Are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the future of employment and skills?
- Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021
- Presenter: Dr Vincent Ong, Content Director in Global Management
We are undergoing a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Scientific and technological breakthroughs are disrupting industries and business models, blurring geographical boundaries, challenging ethical and regulatory frameworks and even redefining human and societal wellbeing. These transformations are creating new jobs and opportunities but equally pose risks and challenges for businesses and societies. How do we prepare ourselves for this new future and harness the opportunities that arise from these technological advances? This masterclass will shed light on key emerging technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on the future of employment and skills.
University of Exeter: The Role of Geotechnics in Civil Engineering
- Date: Friday, 19 November 2021
- Presenter: Professor Akbar Javadi, Professor of Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, Head of the Computational Geomechanics Group and Director of Global Development, Department of Engineering, University of Exeter
Join the University of Exeter for a taster lecture in geotechnics in Civil Engineering to find out more about this subject area, and where a degree in Engineering could take you.
University of Dundee: The exciting world of engineers
- Date: Monday, 22 November 2021
- Presenter: Professor Robert Keatch, Professor of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee
Explore the exciting roles of engineers developing new materials for a variety of different applications, including sports, medicine, aviation and automotive among all sectors. Experience what a course in Mechanical Engineering entails through projects and research led teaching; learn about the exciting opportunities to work with industry and institutes such as CERN.
University of Southampton: Changing Environment, Changing Lives: Assessing Risk from Climate Change in South East Asia
- Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
- Presenter: Prof. Craig Hutton, Professor of Sustainability Science, School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton
With populations and economic activities concentrated along coastlines, and high dependence on agriculture and supporting water resources, ASEAN countries are highly vulnerable to climate change. To cope with sea level rise and greater frequency and severity of extreme weather events, development planning must strengthen adaptive capacity. Data may exist on a regional and local level, yet it has not been integrated into a robust framework of systemic risk where risk is based upon hazards and the vulnerability of the population. The School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southam leads a team of UK, Vietnamese and Thai researchers, funded by the British Council, exploring how to build within-country capacity, and identify the data, modelling and workflow needs required, to effectively quantify water resource and flood management risks in two diverse ASEAN regions: The Mekong Delta, Vietnam and Thailand’s Chao Phraya basin – recognised as some of the most vulnerable areas to sea level rise in the world. By establishing what data sets and models are required and designing analyses that bring these together we can assess climate risk in an optimal, accessible and policy-relevant way. This ongoing work will be enabled the development of gender- and equity-sensitive flood and water resource risk maps and will constitute contribution to COP26.
University of Warwick: Introduction to Integrated Science – an interdisciplinary approach to the natural sciences
- Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
- Presenter: Robert Cross, Professor of Mechanochemical Cell Biology, University of Warwick
Integrated Science is a new approach to the natural sciences, aiming to train you to draw freely on the techniques and mindsets of a range of disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computing. Right from the outset, students are guided by expert scientists to address scientific problems by experiment. Computing, predominantly using Python, threads through the course. In this talk Professor Cross aims to explain what this innovative new course offers to students. The pioneering students have just completed their first year and the masterclass will describe what they have learned during the year.
Cranfield University: An introduction to Design Thinking
- Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
- Presenter: Paul Lighterness MA (RCA), FRSA, MIED, MCSD; Programme Director, Design Thinking; Lead in Breakthrough Innovation; Lecturer in Product Design; School of Water, Energy and Environment; Cranfield University
An introduction to Design Thinking, providing an overview of the Cranfield Programme, along with examples of how Design Thinking has been applied to project work undertaken within Design Thinking and C4D (Centre for Competitive Creative Design).
The masterclass will explore the international and local commitments of the Centre and how Design Thinking has revolutionised the way in which we work.
University of Exeter: From the Fourth Estate to Fake News: Communication and Media in a Conflicted World
- Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
- Presenter: Dr Neil Ewan, Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for Communications, University of Exeter
This sample lecture will explore mainstream media and social media in an age of populism, post-truth politics, and fake news.
Indonesia (WIB), Thailand, Vietnam
|Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Taiwan||South Korea, Japan|
|Time||08:30 to 09:45||15:30 to 16:45||16:30 to 17:45||17:30 to 18:45|
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