PHBS UK Campus hosts the OXCSSA Freshers’ Ball
Freshers from Oxford, Cambridge and Oxford Brooks University attended the Oxford Chinese Students & Scholars Association Ball (OXCSSA), an event that was co-organized by PHBS UK Campus.
An airstream table football, a laser tag, video games, a Royal Casino, Karaoke, a Popcorn and Candy floss machine, black suits, ball gowns with the right touch of glitter and music echoed on the walls of PHBS UK Campus on the 12th October 2019. Following the tradition of developing attractive activities, the Oxford Chinese Students & Scholars Association (OXCSSA) joined PHBS UK to organize, in Boars Hill, a “Freshers Ball” as a welcoming event for the new students.
Stablished in 1986, with nearly 300 members, the Oxford Chinese Students & Scholars Association organizes and supports social and cultural activities among Chinese students and scholars.
The welcoming ceremony, for the new academic year 2019 / 2020, provided the right environment for all the freshers to network, whilst socializing in a relaxed yet dynamic spirit. From Oxford, Cambridge and Oxford Brooks University, around 200 freshers attended the Ball in Boars Hill, last Saturday night.
For the President of OXCSSA, Shaohong Zhong, this event intends to give all the freshers the opportunity to make friends and to feel at home. “Some of the students have just arrived a week ago, so, this is also a big responsibility. We want to give a good impression and to make them feel really welcome to this new country and new life. It is important to show them that there is a community they can rely on and that can provide a good support”. The fact that the Ball could be organized in Boars Hill, at the PHBS UK Campus, provides a “stronger felling”. It “feels like China but being in the UK.”
With approximately 50,000 fresh students arriving in the UK from China each year, The Chinese Students and Scholars Association in the United Kingdom (CSSA-UK) is the largest community for Chinese students and scholars in United Kingdom.
Serving as a platform to bridge the gaps between the East and the Western world, this association gives support to Chinese students and scholars in the UK and other individuals interested in China and Chinese culture. Through collaborative initiatives, CSSA-UK is particularly keen in promoting education and culture exchange between China and the UK.
Based on Higher Educational Establishments and large cities where Chinese students are concentrated, CSSA-UK has over 100 Subsidiary Associations throughout the UK, with over 150,000 registered members.