8th June 2000

 

FLYING KIWI STAYING GROUNDED IN HULL

 

A flying New Zealander who came to Britain for the first time in September to study at the Hull Business School is planning to stay on in Britain after graduation in July.

 

Peter Roe sold his Auckland flying business to return to education after building it up over 10 years when he realised the business had outgrown his management training.

 

He signed up to a business programme at Auckland University of Technology with the option of spending his final year studying on the BA (Hons) International Business programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

“Flying has always been my passion,” said Peter. “The business was very successful but I reached the stage where I realised I needed to improve my management skills.

 

“I’d always wanted to visit Britain, so when the chance came along I took it straight away.”

 

After graduation Peter hopes to get back into business full-time on a university scheme which places students in work and enables them to study part-time for a Masters in Business Administration.

 

“Hull is a great place to live and I really enjoy walking through the Old Town,” he said. “We don’t have anything like it in New Zealand and the surrounding countryside is lovely. The only problem is the exchange rate for the kiwi dollar!”

 

Peter will graduate under the ‘double degree’ programme, which will gain him a degree from both ULH and AUT. Hull Business School students graduate at City Hall on Thursday 20th July.

 

Ends

 

Peter doesn’t have a phone but can be contacted on peterdouglasroe@hotmail.com.

 

Sam Hendley

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