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Lord Mayor welcomes new international students


The Lord Mayor of Bradford has welcomed the University of Bradford's newest international students to the city.

Councillor Doreen Lee, alongside the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Shirley Congdon, hosted almost 100 students at City Hall, who enjoyed a tour of the civic building and refreshments in the Banqueting Hall.

Among the countries represented by the students were Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, India, Japan, Jamaica, Kuwait, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan, Spain, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, France, and Denmark.

The Lord Mayor said: “It is my privilege to extend to students the warmest of welcomes to the City and District.

“My role as Lord Mayor has taken me to the University on many occasions. I never fail to be impressed by the quality and dedication of both students and staff, the state-of-the-art facilities and the tremendous atmosphere where the fun of learning and discovery are held paramount.

“I hope our students thoroughly enjoy their time and have a wonderful period ahead of them in Bradford.” 

Vanessa Napolitano, International Student Adviser at the University said: “The Lord Mayor’s reception is a wonderful annual tradition to formally welcome our new international students. It is always brilliant to see the diversity of the new cohort of students and to spend time with them in the City Hall. The feedback I have from students who attend this event is always really positive, as it instils the feeling of being valued by the University and city.”

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