International visit for creative students

The School of Art and Design has taken a group in a visit which has been part-funded by the Prime Minister’s Initiative 2 (PMI2).
The students flew out on Sunday (Jan 4) and will spend most of their time in Calcutta, with a trip planned to Delhi as well during the two-week visit. They are accompanied by staff members Pat Dillon and Sheila Hind from the School of Art and Design.
The group will visit the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Calcutta where they will attend workshops and lectures as well as visiting local cottage industries.
Dr Bryony Conway, Dean of the School of Art and Design, said: “This visit is an exciting opportunity for our students to find out more about fashion and textiles in India. I am sure the trip will provide them with wonderful inspiration for their studies at the University.”
Jo Gittens, Director, International, said: “The University of Wolverhampton has extremely strong links with India and student visits such as this are an important part of our internationalisation agenda.”
The aim of the visit is to boost institutional and personal links with India. The trip has been organised in collaboration with the University’s International Office, which prepared a joint-bid for PMI2 funding for the trip.
Launched in April 2006, the Prime Minister's Initiative for International Education (PMI2) is a five year strategy to strengthen the UK’s position in international education.

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