November 9, 2016
Staff from USW welcomed Mrs Soma Basu, Deputy Editor of the national Indian newspaper The Hindu to the University this week.
Mrs Basu was one a whistle-stop tour of universities in Wales, to learn about what the country has to offer international students, and Indian students in particular, as a study destination.
Mrs Basu was welcomed officially by Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Rowlett and met with members of staff from the International Office, Alumni, Careers and academic faculties to find out more about the contribution that international students make campus life, the welcome they receive and the support and facilities that they have on offer at USW to enable them to make the most of their studies.
Of particular interest to Mrs Basu were the ways in which employability skills and work placements are built into academic programmes and the opportunities that students have to develop key skills that employers are looking for.
Mrs Basu was also given a tour of the campus and found out about USW’s work in the aviation sector.
“It was great to welcome Mrs Basu to USW as part of her tour of Wales, and to be show her the real Welsh welcome on offer to international students,” said Dr Lisa Davies, International and EU Recruitment Manager.