Issue date: 16 June 2003

ISSUE DATE: 16/06/03

International Representatives Orientation 17 to 19 June 2003

UWE is to host its first ever conference for its network of international representatives from 17 – 19 June.

The event will highlight advances made by the University in working with its international representatives and will celebrate and strengthen the many worldwide links fostered and developed by the University to help international students

Dianne Francombe, Director of the Enquiry and Admissions Service said "UWE greatly values the assistance that our International Representative network offers potential students. Their help and support to international students is invaluable in helping them through the admissions process and in preparing them for study in the UK."

The Enquiry and Admissions service is based within Centre for Student Affairs at the University of the West of England. The Centre offers international students advice and information on a range of financial, welfare and immigration issues, both before and after their arrival in the UK.

The conference will give delegates from China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kenya, Maylasia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Taiwan the chance to savour the delights of Bristol and to gain a valuable insight into the services and support offered to overseas students studying at the university. Professor Geoffrey Channon, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, will give a talk to set the context of the international dimension at UWE.

Representatives will attend exhibitions showing programmes of study available at UWE and will visit all the University Campuses including Hartpury. International students currently studying at UWE will also attend some of the events and will give useful feedback on their experience of the support offered by the University.

Social events include a welcome reception in the New Redland building on Frenchay Campus and a tour of Bristol that will include a boat tour around the docks and waterfront, dinner in a waterside restaurant and a visit to a traditional Bristol pub.


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