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Overseas students unite for International Shout-Out in Wrexham

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December 10 2015

Oversea students united for a new event designed to further raise awareness of visa responsibilities at Glyndŵr University Wrexham.

The inaugural International Shout-Out brought together students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) studying at Glyndwr’s Wrexham campus for an information sharing event focusing on their visa responsibilities as a sponsored international students.

Alison Kulkowski, University Compliance Manager, said the activity was also informative, ensuring students understand and comply with the terms of their visa and cooperate with the institution in fulfilling its Tier 4 responsibilities.

As well as a fun quiz, those in attendance took part in workshops, games and enjoyed afternoon tea, hosted by Student President Marc Caldecott, and Vice President, Emily Karim.

“It was an excellent opportunity to engage with international students about their visa conditions and provide practical advice on how to succeed in the UK education system, in a fun and approachable environment,” said Alison.

“Students were involved in the planning, delivery and filming of the event, with three of them volunteering to give a presentation on their experience so far at Glyndŵr University Wrexham.”

The feedback has been evaluated to analyse how Glyndwr University can continue to support and engage with international students and the actions will be taken forward by the Immigration Compliance Team. An event for Tier 4 students at the London campus is being planned for 2016.

This is one part of the work that is being undertaken to improve and strengthen Glyndŵr’s compliance policies and procedures.

See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PvXlUTD3mU

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