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Westminster Abroad International Week celebrates multinational community and opportunities

19 November 2018

From 12-16 November, students had the opportunity to attend activities and events to learn about including global experiences in their studies to enhance their employability and student experience.

With a diverse student body and around 1600 students who took part in mobility abroad last year, the Westminster Abroad International Week was a time for the University to come together to embrace our global diversity. Students got to learn about adding international experience to their profile.

The event, supported by the Student Mobility Team in collaboration with the University of Westminster Students’ Union, kicked off with Just GO!, a fair about exchanges and short-term programmes, at Marylebone campus.

Other activities included talks, events, language taster sessions and networking gatherings. Attendees also got to attend employability talks, learn about outward mobility options like Westminster Working Cultures and hear from former Study Abroad students.

Manesh Madhu, from the Global Mobility team, said: “I am very proud to have been part of the University’s first International Week and would like to thank everyone who offered their time to contribute towards the programme. I hope we managed to inspire students to become more willing to learn about different cultures and take advantage of the wide variety of international programmes the university has on offer.”

The language taster sessions were organised in partnership with the Polylang team and offered students with the opportunity to experience what it is like to take a Polylang Language module. Taster sessions were offered in Japanese, Arabic, and Spanish.

Some of the providers present at the event included Frontier, InternChina, GVI, BUNAC, ICYE UK, AIESEC, SLV Global and Inter Exchange, global internship and volunteering external providers. Experiencing life in other countries helps students develop skills that are highly valued by employers. 

International societies from the Students’ Union organised evening activities that complemented the daily events. Students had the chance to experience a Salsa and Sangria Night, a Korean Cultural Evening and an Arabian night. The week concluded with an ‘All Around the World’ evening on Friday 16 November, organised in collaboration with all the participating societies.

Find out more about the international opportunities offered at the University of Westminster.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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