Italian students get a slice of university life

Eight students from the University of Turin in Italy attended lectures at the University of Wolverhampton during a month long visit recently.

The students stayed on campus at the Randall Lines Hall of Residence in Wolverhampton and attended lectures in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts in subjects as diverse as law, business, history, media, sociology and politics. They also attended two modules of English as a Foreign Language per week.

The study trip is part of a special programme which was originally set up by the University of Wolverhampton in 1999 with Professor Giuseppina Cortese in Turin. Now in its 17th year, around 190 Italian students have visited Wolverhampton in total to experience university life in England.

Giulia Cerutti, one of the students who visited, said: “This has been an amazing experience that made us open our minds and improve our intercultural communication skills.” 

Eleanor Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Italian and Course Leader for Film Studies, who organised the visit in conjunction with members of staff from the International Academy at Telford Campus, said: “It is always a pleasure to have the students from Turin visiting us at Wolverhampton.

“Members of staff have mentioned how much the Italians have contributed to the in-class discussions. They settled in very well to student life here, and enjoyed all the marvellous facilities which we have to offer, as well as trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cardiff.”

Anyone interested in studying for a degree at the University of Wolverhampton should visit the next Open Day on Saturday 19th November 2016.

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 16th November 2016

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