18th August 1999

 

RECRUITMENT DRIVE REACHES SWEDEN

 

Swedish students hoping to attend the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in September were interviewed on their home soil by staff from the Business School this month.

 

Peter Forte, Director of the European and International Students’ Office at ULH, and Ian Scott, Director of Quality, undertook a successful round of presentations and interviews in conjunction with the University of Halmstad in Sweden.

 

Over ninety prospective first year candidates attended the two-day event with students travelling from all over Sweden to be interviewed for one of the three courses designed with Halmstad - European Marketing, European Business and the newly validated E-Commerce & Marketing.

 

Many of the successful students will be eligible for double degree awards with partners either in Sweden, Germany or Finland with other qualifications available in France.

 

“This is one of the most important and innovative links we have forged, and one of the best examples of providing a truly European educational experience for which the faculty is rightly known across Europe,” said Mr Forte. 

 

Torben Svane, tutor and co ordinator at Halmstad agrees: “ULH is a long standing partner of ours - we value the efforts of all those involved in internationalising our courses and this way more students benefit from the programmes we can provide together.”

 

ULH students including veteran third years Ebba Jeppson, Daniel Olsson and Peter Cederholm were on hand to speak to prospective candidates and advise them of the ways to negotiate the idiosyncracies of living and studying abroad. The three students are now studying their third year at the University of Halmstad.

 

Graduate Henrietta Andersson who also attended the event is now a Financial Controller specialising in engineering systems. In a reflection of the popularity of the programmes Henrietta’s younger brother will now be joining the first cohort of E-Commerce & Marketing students at ULH.

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