Happy feet – advice from feet for travelling humans

Heading on a study tour and your human isn’t sure what shoes to pack? Don’t let your human make the same mistake my human did!

Hi, my name is Sally Sore Feet – and my human hands-down does not like me. We’re touring Hong Kong mostly by foot and my human has chosen inappropriate footwear. I’ve made my protests clear with unpredictable cramps, unbearable odours and seven painful blisters but it’s not working and I want a divorce!Comfortable Footwear
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Take me to the city lights

Let me just start by apologising in advance if the following makes no sense because what I have just witnessed was so mind-blowing that it may have literally melted my brain.

Hong Kong is ridiculous, and I mean that in the very best possible way. Where else in the world could the heavens open up and empty gallons of water on to your open-top bus tour and still leave you happy with the experience?







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Our friend, Jen

Friday—day two of the study tour—kicked off with an industry visit to Mellisa Gillies, Director of Communication for Hotel Jen. It was a unique opportunity as we’re staying at Hotel Jen Hong Kong for the first six days of the tour and have experienced the brand first hand.

Formerly known as Traders Hotels, Hotel Jen is a mid-range subsidiary of the Shangri-La Group based in the Asia Pacific. Last year the hotel franchise underwent a mass, #InJenius rebranding, of which Mellisa provided insight into.

Carly and Sarah with their friend, Jen.


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Keeping up with Vanderzeil

Geneva Vanderzeil was the first industry expert we had the pleasure of meeting on the QUT Business School’s advertising and public relations Hong Kong study tour. A QUT graduate- Vanderzeil is a global, online influencer hidden away in the hustle and bustle of busy Hong Kong. After meeting Vanderzeil, a real student in the real world, we felt not only starstruck but inspired.

Photo credits: all the gorgeous images in this post are from www.apairandasparediy.com

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Welcome to the Business School Student Experiences blog


At QUT, there are lots of opportunities for students to attend conferences, events, study tours, delegations and more!

This blog includes insights from students participating in these events – so you can find out for yourself what these incredible opportunities are like.

For any questions or feedback, please email bus.newsroom@qut.edu.au