Ms Mian Ng

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  • Qualifications:SFHEA, BA(Hons) Graphic Design, MA Visual Communication. Achievements: 1) Celebrating Culture Hall of Fame Award 2022 - Students’ Union recognition in my EDI work 2) Shortlisted UWE Staff of the Year by Students’ Union 2022
  • Position:UWE Lead - Global Partnerships in Social and Cultural Engagement and The Daigo Gambia Project
  • Department:ACE - Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Telephone:+4411732 84751

About me

As UWE Lead for Global Partnerships in Social and Cultural Engagementment, I develop Social Engagement projects for students with external partners locally and globally.

In the Daigo Gambia Project, I liaise, co-produced impactful educational programmes with our Gambian Partner, Daughters of Africa. Projects are created, by UWE students in multi disciplines,sharing skills, knowledge and education with various communities in the Gambia.
The work can be seen here:
IMPACT Report for the Daigo project..pptx

 I am passionate about using creative tools/practices to empower and share knowledge on issues that affect individuals and their various communities. I have collaborated with a diverse range of communities in participatory arts projects on issues such as domestic violence, immigration and cultural identities. This feeds into my Learning and Teaching Practice.

Commissioned work:

Home Office

A bi-lingual pilot website for the Chinese Community on Domestic Violence                                                                                  


Takeaway Lives (Director): Documentary on Young Chinese women in UK

 Arts Council

Tibetan Arts in Exile (Director)

A film on Tibetan Arts in Exile. Shot in India and UK

Had privileged access to HH The Dalai Lama

"Is this the Future?" (Co-Producer)

A film about the rise of Black Radicalism in Rap Music

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra                       

Working with young people to produce animation in  collaboration with a composer.

British Film Institute                                                               

Research on 'MooiJai' a film about the selling of young Chinese girls into slavery. Research took place in Hong Kong and China 

British Council, New Delhi, India

Public Lecture on ' Developing Conceptual Thinking'


Area of expertise

Social Engagement Projects with students in Learning and Teaching:

 My Culture, My identity (February to May 2022)

Online International collaborative project between Hong Kong Design Institute and UWE students. The project looking at mental health issues of International students during the pandemic

 Collaboration between Health Science and

MA Graphic Arts students (March 2022- July 2022)

Information packs and educational materials for the awareness of health issues in Physiotherapy and in Optometry for Bristol's diverse communities

 Collaboration with Bristol Refugees Artists Collective (BRAC) (2019-present)

Co-creation of Art work for Exhibition at the Bristol Refugee Festival.

 Sim Card Project with the Sim Card Project (November-June 2023)

My joint proposal for 'The Sim Card Project'  will train BRAC artists and International students on how to use an adaptation of the 'Afghan Box' camera to take images, exploring culture, identity, displacement, and migration. Later they will engage with Schools using the same workshops.

Collaboration with Arnolfini and Children's University:

(2021 to Present)

International students delivering creative workshops to families sharing their culture with the Bristol Communities. Workshops in Papermaking and Lantern making.


Global Impactful Project: 

The Daigo Gambia Project (2019-Present)

42 UWE students from different disciplines to deliver 2-

week team projects in the Gambia. During the 2 trips       

UWE students shared their knowledge and skills with 780 Gambian participants.  The experience was impactful and    life changing for all participants.

The Daigo Project is being piloted to be embedded in MA Architecture and BEd programmes.


Outreach (December 2020 to December 2021)

Staff and students developed and delivered creative

projects that engaged and inspired young people from

schools and colleges                                                                                       


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