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Warm welcome for new international students

04 October 2005 – for immediate release

Warm welcome for new international students

NEWLY-ARRIVED international exchange students at Aston University’s School of Languages & Social Sciences were guests of honour when they were welcomed to the City of Birmingham. Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Richard Hollingworth, hosted a special reception at Birmingham Council House for the students on Friday, September 30.

The students are from established ERASMUS partner institutions in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, China and Japan.

Liz Baines, Overseas Placements Officer in the School of Languages & Social Sciences at Aston said: ‘We are delighted to welcome these students, who will make a valued contribution to classes and to campus activities and who will participate with enthusiasm in the international culture of our city.’

Wendy Yip, Head of the International Office at Aston added: ‘We are delighted to welcome our new international languages students to Aston. We value the cultural diversity and academic contribution they bring to our UK students and our campus. Currently, Aston University has students from over 85 countries and international students account for approximately 15% of our total student population.’

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Picture credit – Tony Flanagan.

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