East Asian Studies outreach

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The School of East Asian Studies offers specific programmes for engagement with schools, offering tasters on a variety of topics related to China, Japan and Korea. As part of our schools’ outreach work, we offer language sessions to give students a taste of learning an East Asian language as well as sample lectures on topics related to East Asian culture and society.

The School of East Asian Studies teaches Chinese, Japanese and Korea language alongside complementary study of East Asian culture and society such as history, politics, business and economics to give students a comprehensive understanding of, what we consider to be, the world’s most fascinating region.  

Through its work with educational establishments, the School East Asian Studies is active in encouraging school students to engage with the East Asia region through the discovery of its languages and cultures.

Specific programmes for engagement with schools are listed below. Sessions may provide an overview to the region as a whole or can be tailored toward one country of interest. 

SEAS Taster Sessions

Our engaging and interactive taster sessions are led by academic staff and current students, and provide an insight into East Asian Studies at Sheffield.  Year 12 students are invited to take part in interactive taster lectures and speak with academic staff and current students about research, teaching, and student life at the University of Sheffield.

Taster Session

SEAS Creative Writing Competition 2021

The Sheffield East Asian Studies Essay Prize is a competition for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in the UK, and is run by the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield.  Students are invited to submit a short piece of creative writing on the theme 'How has East Asia influenced life in the UK?'.  This competition is open to students in years 10, 11 and 12, whatever subjects they are currently studying.

Creative Writing Competition 2021

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If you would like to contact the Faculty Schools' Outreach Team regarding any of our projects, or to enquire about setting up a bespoke session for your school or college, please get in touch here - 

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