Events

Come and meet our team at the University of Leeds Freshers Fair to find out how our events and activities can enhance your University experience.
A panel of expert speakers consider China’s activities in Africa from a variety of perspectives including industrialisation, agricultural development, security and international relations.
Come along to our Open Day to browse our resource library, enjoy cultural activities, and find out more about your Business Confucius Institute.
Talk to us at Leeds Business Week to find out how your business can communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.
Does your business know how to cater to Chinese customers? How can you make Chinese customers feel at home in your store or hotel and how can you pitch your products and services to them via Chinese on-line and social media channels? In this seminar a panel will discuss Chinese consumer behaviour and how best to make Chinese consumers good for your business.
A new term of Chinese evening courses begins. Classes will take place once a week for eight weeks. Find out more about Chinese courses here.
We’ll be at the Study Abroad Fair to talk to students about China as a potential destination. Find out about our 2-week China Camp in the Easter holiday, and learn why studying in China isn’t as scary as you might think!
Register by 10 October 2018 to take the BCT exam at our exam centre on this date.
Register by 14 October 2018 to take the HSK or HSKK exams at our exam centre on this date.
This year our Annual Lecture features China expert Gordon Orr, who was formerly the leader of the McKinsey Greater China practice and Chairman of McKinsey Asia.
You may remember Yan Preston from her Mother River exhibition in the Impressions Gallery ‘Views from China’ season last year. At this event the award-winning photographer will discuss her two recently published photobooks about China.
A black-tie business dinner to celebrate China New Year, with an After-Dinner speech from Patrick Horgan, Rolls Royce Regional Director for North-East Asia. Tickets available now.

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We will run cultural activities at the Royal Armouries Museum for this action-packed themed weekend, which celebrates the brave young warrior woman who became one of China’s greatest heroines. Find us there on the Saturday.
Year 7 students at our Harrogate Grammar School Confucius Classroom enjoy a day of activities to introduce them to Chinese language and culture.
The University of Leeds Staff Festival is an opportunity for staff members to relax and have fun on campus with their families. Along with this year’s theme of ‘Making Things’, we will offer workshops on calligraphy and Chinese tea.
This Leeds Salon event features a talk by Austin Williams, author of ‘China’s Urban Revolution’. BCI Director Giles Blackburne will be on the critical panel for the discussion after the talk.
This symposium is one of a series of conferences run by the Association for the Supervision of Research Students in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.
Register by 14 May 2018 to take the HSK exam at our exam centre on this date.
Register by 14 May 2018 to take the BCT exam at our exam centre on this date.
Mandarin teachers in the region are invited to attend this free training day to share ideas and develop new skills under the guidance of British Mandarin teaching expert Chris Webster.
A tai chi taster session for University staff as part of Staff Healthy Week 2018.
A new term of Chinese evening courses begins. Classes will take place twice a week for four weeks.