Date of release: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Business SchoolGreenwich's Business School welcomed eight overseas education partners to its first International Week at the university's UNESCO World Heritage site campus.

The guests – from Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy and Spain – joined staff and students for an action-packed series of talks, networking opportunities and activities. Now plans are in hand for an expanded event next year.

The International Week was organised by Sarah Sheikh, the university's Faculty Employability Manager. She says: "Our aim was to meet more members of the teams from our overseas partners and show them the great facilities and educational support the Business School offers students.

"It proved so popular I am hoping other university faculties and overseas education partners will join us in our 2018 International Week."

Jon Sibson, Pro Vice Chancellor, introduced the visitors to the Business School. Their itinerary included discussions of the differences between UK and European teaching, led by Dr Mary-Paz Arrieta Paredes, Lecturer in International Business and Economics.

Meanwhile, an overview of Global Mobility at the University of Greenwich and discussion was hosted by Aisling Conboy, Greenwich Director of International Partnerships.

The visitors were joined by BA (Hons) International Business and BA (Hons) International Business with Language students for many of the special events.

All first-year Business School students were also given the opportunity to take part in mock Chartered Institute of Management Accountants assessments.

Networking events enabled current students, who are going to study abroad next year as part of the Erasmus student exchange programme, to meet staff from overseas partners. They were also joined by overseas Erasmus students currently studying at the Business School.

Greenwich is one of the UK's leading universities for providing higher education in transnational partnerships, with 17,450 students studying in 35 partner institutions.

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Picture: Representatives of the Business School's overseas partners during International Week.