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DMU visits Poland to show students British higher education is 'open for business'

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is visiting Poland to show would-be students, staff and other partners the benefit of a truly global education.

As the second stage of a summer-long European engagement, DMU is teaming up with the GREAT Britain campaign to hold an event in Warsaw aimed at showing just how welcome and important EU students and staff are to the UK.

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At the event, being held on Wednesday 27 July, Polish graduates who studied at DMU will talk about how the international university experience gave them a wealth of experience and how important the opportunities to study abroad have been to their subsequent careers.

Senior staff from DMU will join Polish alumni from the university, along with representatives from Polish education and business sectors.

There will also be a talk from Ian Blatchford, Chairman of DMU’s Board of Governors and Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group, which runs London’s Science Museum, one of the city’s major attractions, with more than 3.3 million visitors a year.

The visit follows a successful first event in Cyprus, at the capital, Nicosia, which drew dozens of alumni, business and higher education representatives together and received international news coverage.

DMU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard will talk and answer questions on the day, sharing the positive messages from the university’s campaign to promote global education – called #LoveInternational – at the one-day conference.

Professor Shellard said: “We take great pride in the fact that DMU is a global university. These events will give us an opportunity to showcase our university’s innovation, creativity and academic excellence, to answer people’s questions, and explain how Leicester is such a diverse and vibrant place in which to live.

“We will confirm that, despite recent political developments, DMU, Leicester and the UK are still very much open for business.”

#LoveInternational, launched following the outcome of the EU Referendum vote, reaffirms what everyone who works and studies at DMU already knows – that the university is welcoming and supportive of all its students and staff.

As an institution proud of its truly global outlook, DMU welcomes students from more than 130 countries in the world.

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Leicester – the city at the heart of which DMU’s campus is located – is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with recent research by the London School of Economics naming its Narborough Road as officially the most diverse street in England, with at least 23 different nationalities among the 222 shops along its one-mile length

Director of the GREAT Britain Campaign, Conrad Bird CBE said: “I am delighted that GREAT can be involved once again with DMU. I welcome the university’s continued natural instinct to celebrate students from Europe, and around the world.

“The events being held across Europe, and the positive messages they embrace, reflect the thinking behind the GREAT Britain campaign – showcasing the best of what the UK has to offer, and inspiring people to come to the UK to study.”

As part of the #LoveInternational story so far, DMU has created the LoveEU Bundle for EU students which includes, among its assurances, guaranteed home-rate tuition fees up to and including entry in 2018/19.

The events, running through July and August, will also take place in Lithuania, Germany and Sweden, giving potential students and European partners the opportunity to find out more about DMU, network and participate in valuable discussions.

Posted on Tuesday 26th July 2016

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