FAREWELL TO PROFESSOR MARILYN OSBORN
On January 19 a farewell dinner was held at the Rice Paper restaurant in Festival Walk by some of the EdD graduates and current students for Prof. Marilyn Osborn. The EdD is rather special in that it is a Bristol University programme, taught by Bristol University staff but located at the partner university, the City University of Hong Kong. Thus it enables Hong Kong students to have the benefit of international exposure without leaving home. This and the fact that it is very well run has made it popular. Prof. Osborn, who will soon be retiring, has taught on the programme since its inception in 1997 and has managed to teach every student on the course at least once! She has acted as internal examiner on a number of doctoral dissertations and in recent years has been co-ordinator for the Hong Kong programme.
Prof. Osborn had the following message for us:
‘Working with the doctoral students in Hong Kong has been a wonderful experience for me. I really enjoy their enthusiasm and commitment to the programme and the co-operative way in which they tackle group tasks and presentations. It has been very rewarding supervising quite a number of students to completion of their dissertations and I have followed their post-doctoral careers with great interest. I know that I shall miss coming to Hong Kong regularly but hope to find a reason to come back at least occasionally in the future’.
We, in turn, wish Prof. Osborn a happy retirement and look forward to seeing her again during one of those occasional visits. Our thanks to Dr. Patrick Lo and Dr. Theresa To who organized the occasion.