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International Students kick-start celebration of Universities in Olympics Year

30 April 12


International students have gathered together at the University of Bradford to celebrate the start of the third annual Universities Week campaign, which aims to increase public awareness of the wide and varied role of the UK's universities.

The 2012 campaign looks at the contribution that our universities' make – and have always made – to the Olympic movement, the sports industry and society as whole.

International students from nations participating in the Olympic Games joined celebrate the important role of the Olympics in international relations and the strength of the international student community at the University of Bradford.

Professor Mark Cleary, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford said: "Each year we welcome students from all over the world and from many different backgrounds to study and we continue to have one of the highest percentages of international students in the UK. They bring a richness and diversity which we appreciate and celebrate in a vibrancy that is reflected across the campus. Last year we had 10,400 undergraduate and 3,300 postgraduate students from 117 countries."

30 April 12

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