Celebrating International Students Day: Afternoon Tea with the APPG for International Students

Celebrating International Students Day: Afternoon Tea with the APPG for International Students


In partnership with the LEARN Committee of educational attachés from London Embassies and the University of Bradford Business School, the APPG for International Students, alongside international students from around the world currently studying in the UK, united to celebrate International Students Day in the house of Lord and hosted by the APPG Co-Chairs and Vice Chair Geoffrey Robinson MP.

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International Students’ Day is an international observance of the global student community, held annually on 17 November. Universities around the world mark the day as a celebration of the multiculturalism of their international students and the coming together of the international student community.

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Over 30 international students from different countries attended as well as The Minister for Education from Thailand.  Jo Johnson, the UK Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation dropped in to chat and take photos with the students and embassy staff.

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Mostafa Rajaai, the NUS International Students’ Officer gave our keynote address and explained how much students in the UK enjoyed learning with students from around the world, and how he felt he had the opportunity to ensure that students who may never leave the UK, were able to share his experiences of being an international student.

Parliamentarians from across England and Scotland attended and met students to discuss their experiences. The British Council were also in attendance to showcase their new digital platform. Attendees were invited to test the new system which aims to promote UK higher education and become a vital resource to prospective students studying in the UK.

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