Welcoming students from all around the globe

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The University of Worcester hosted a special event to welcome new students from across the world to the City last week.

Ahead of the start of the new academic year, students from throughout the European Union and as far afield as Iran, Nigeria, China and Vietnam have arrived in Worcester - the city they will call home throughout their studies.

In total, over 250 overseas students from 28 different nations will enrol on a wide variety of courses this month, and the University’s new Pro Vice Chancellor International, Dr Heather Forland, was delighted to be able to welcome them to the St John’s and City campuses last week.

“We were so pleased to see so many international students attend our welcome events and begin their journey with us last week,” Dr Forland said.

“The decision to move abroad to study is never taken lightly, but we are sure that our overseas students will flourish both academically and as members of the community here in Worcester.”

One of those international students, Beatrice Botezatu, says that Worcester’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere is evident to those moving from overseas.

The International Business Management student, who is originally from Bacau in Romania, explained: “There is something about Worcester that makes it feel like home, right from the start.

“So far, I have experienced friendly people, beautiful places and great organisation, and all that means you are able to settle in very comfortably.”