• Complete an exciting live project brief for a UK company
• Training in UK business and working culture
• Business English lessons
• Dedicated Academic Project Mentor
• Networking events, integration with UK students
• Regular cultural excursions
• Weekly social programme

Are you an ambitious, globally focused student seeking a challenging UK experience?

As a participant of the China-UK Business Experience Programme, you will experience the challenges and opportunities of  international business, and make a real impact in guiding the strategy of your client company. Business Trainers, as well as your personal Academic Mentor, will help you to develop your consultancy
findings, which will ultimately be presented to the Senior Management of the client company.

Residing in the UK for 4 weeks, you will act as a business consultant on a real live project brief culminating in a final report and set of recommendations.

On arrival to the UK you will be linked with one or two other students to form a consultancy team. Your team will work with a client company, which will propose a real business challenge for you to focus on for the duration of the programme.

The company will set the challenge to your team in person, and allow you to meet with staff members throughout the 4 week period.

This high impact programme facilitates key business learning.

You will learn how to run a real consultancy project, liaise with an UK business team, and present real recommendations to an established UK company. To succeed, you’ll need to be resilient, tenacious and able to work under your own initiative.

A personal Academic Mentor will provide support, shaping the nature of the project, and steering you in the right direction. You will meet on a weekly basis, have regular contact via email and keep a reflective log throughout.

Project work will be complimented by a an academic schedule enabling you to learn more about the UK’s business culture, attend business English lessons, and receive business coaching – enhancing your CV and preparing you for a successful international career.

On completion you will receive a certificate signed by the Programme Director and a Senior Manager from your client company.

Cultural and Social focus

Cultural excursions to beautiful and historical sites will ensure that you make the most of your UK experience. We’ll explore London’s culture and museums, the Isle of Wight’s pretty towns and beaches, the beautiful cathedral town of Winchester, Brighton’s art scene and Royal Pavilion, and Oxford’s famous university.

You will have an opportunity to participate in weekly social events, an opportunity to relax and learn more about British food and culture.

Location: Southampton

Southampton is the largest commercial city on the south coast of England and home to the University of Southampton, one of the UKs top universities. Located just 70 minutes from London, it’s a city internationally famous for sailing, cruise ships and its Titanic history. It is one of the greenest cities in England, has a Premier League football team and a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

The perfect base for students who want to see more of England’s beautiful countryside, from Southampton it’s easy to visit the breath taking New Forest National Park, take a ferry trip to the Isle of Wight or visit historic Winchester, England’s ancient capital.


Modern, single en-suite accommodation in university halls of residence.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided from Monday to Friday.

Price inclusions

• Academic, cultural and social programme
• Accommodation in modern en-suite single bedroom
• Meals Monday to Friday
• Airport transfers
• Personal Academic Mentor
• Weekly local bus travel pass