UAP Students participated in the 4th AUAP Students English Speech Competition at Sias University, China


Two students of the University of Asia Pacific recently participated in an international speech competition titled the 4th Students English Speech Competition (SESC) organized by The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) from November 03 – 07, 2019 at Sias University, Zhengzhou, China. Students and teachers from various countries attended the event. From Bangladesh, only the University of Asia Pacific participated.

Maisha Rahman Meem, Student, Department of English and Abu Noman Md. Rezwan, Student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UAP, participated in the competition. Ms. Afroza Aziz Suchana, Assistant Professor, Department of English and adviser, English Language Club joined the programme as their tutor.

The competition gave the participants a great exposure to the world of public speaking. “The moments of the stage were the most exhilarating experience. Those five minute speech was the most nerve racking experience but also the most fulfilling moment of my life,” said Maisha Rahman Meem. The competition was a big platform for the participants to know about diversified cultures. “We learnt about the cultures of other people and shared our culture with them,” mentioned Abu Noman Mohammad Rezwan.

Along with delivering their speeches in an international platform, the participants experienced the mesmerizing surroundings of the Sias University campus. It was a visual treat to watch. The host university offered a day long tour for the participants. Sias university representatives took them to visit the Chinese historical places – the Shaolin Temple and Dengfeng Observatory. The participants also visited the beautiful Pagoda forest and enjoyed a Kung Fu show.

The participants of UAP gained new experiences and insights through the event. It was a great opportunity for them to showcase their talents in delivering their speeches and represent Bangladesh in an international platform.