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Birmingham’s Conference Aston celebrates a new deal to bring students from across Europe to the University

Conference Aston will be playing host to more than 200 Italian and Portuguese students in July through a brand new partnership with ATC International. The students, ranging from 12-18 years old, will be the first students on ATC International’s language study holidays in the UK.

ATC Director James Hordon said the campus facilities at Conference Aston were an ideal choice: 'Our students are attracted to summer schools close to big cities offering a cosmopolitan, culturally rich experience with great shopping, so Birmingham was an obvious choice,' he commented: 'Conference Aston is the perfect venue, within walking distance of the city centre and with good transport links: plus the onsite facilities for accommodation, eating, drinking and the meeting space were ideal for our needs and met the high standards we required for our students.'

The summer school will run throughout July, with more than 200 students using their Birmingham base to explore the West Midlands, Oxford and London as part of their two week visit.

'We look forward to welcoming the students to Birmingham,' said Conference Aston Sales and Marketing Director Christine Page: 'We hope it is the start of a long partnership with ATC International and will be working with them to grow the business in 2011 and beyond.'

Words by Paul Bunce

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