NZ teaching fellow creating greater student engagement in China
Since the last Massey Alumni update back in 2011 things have remained busy for Jeremy Taylor. Jeremy is currently the Director of Staff Development for OEIM. Overseas Education Investment Management Ltd (OEIM) is a HK registered company headquartered in Chengdu specializing in the provision and facilitation of Sino-British collaborative education within the Higher Education (HE) sector. Jeremy has responsibilities to grow and help the teaching faculty to achieve UK quality assurance standards. In May, 2016 Jeremy was recognised for his ongoing commitment to quality teaching and learning in an International context thorough being appointed as a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK). Jeremy is confident that this recognition will allow greater engagement with education professionals that wish to develop stronger links with China.
Jeremy also continues to be involved in corporate training and workplace development. One of his most interesting training projects was working in Iran with Sinopec and training ten of their senior managers in how to more effectively communicate with International partners. Chengdu itself has continued to grow with a municipal population now approaching 14,000,000 people. The city offers a number of interesting and growing possibilities for New Zealand organisations wishing to expand into South-West China, particularly education providers wishing to take advantage of a desire from many local residents to have access to quality International education. It also helps that Chengdu now has a consulate and a growing population of expat Kiwis calling Chengdu home. If you are thinking of visiting Chengdu please drop Jeremy a message.