India Easter School Experience
This Easter I had the opportunity of lifetime when I took the opportunity to visit Panjab University in Chandigarh, India for a Easter Cultural Exchange Programme. The visit organised by Nottingham Trent University allowed us to visit the region of Punjab in India and take part in cultural activities and visits to local attractions. The visit encouraged the students taking part to understand the local culture, meet local people and also experience education in a university different to our own.
The visit took place over the Easter holiday during April 2018, allowing for two weeks of experiences within Punjab along with short self-organised days in both New Delhi and Agra. During the two weeks in Punjab visits included the Indus Valley Civilization, Virasat-e-Khalsa and the Pinjore Gardens. Alongside this the group of students organised a trip to the Taj Mahal amongst ourselves for the final day of the fortnight within India before traveling back from New Delhi to the UK.
The trip to India provided me with a great experience that I’ll never forget, along with promoting and developing a range of my skills. One of these skills were my professional skills, during which were developed within India by gaining a experience of a different way of doing business, along with being able to meet and talk to people working in a range of industries along with theory knowledge from the UIAMS department at Panjab University.
Academically the school developed a range of technical skills through workshops and lectures that were had at the university, while also developing presentation skills through the end of school display.
The Easter School at Panjab University opened up a range of opportunities that I couldn’t of experienced otherwise. And I would like to thank Nottingham Trent University, Panjab University and everyone involved in organising the experience.