UC hosts summer camp for Sri Lankan students

08 December 2011

Twenty-one students from Sri Lanka will be spending a week at the University of Canterbury on "summer camp" this month.

Twenty-one students from Sri Lanka will be spending a week at the University of Canterbury on “summer camp” this month.

The students, who will be accompanied by two staff, are pre-university students from the Gateway Group of colleges. The Gateway Group, founded in 1986, is one of the largest educational conglomerates in Sri Lanka.

The University of Canterbury is working closely with the organisation to co-operate in the provision of opportunities for students to undertake business, science, arts and engineering degrees at the University.

During their visit from 10 to 18 December, the Sri Lankan students will take part in a busy programme of visits, workshops, talks and practical learning activities in engineering, the sciences and business and economics.

The students will be welcomed to Christchurch at a mayoral reception at 5pm on 14 December at the Christchurch City Council’s Hereford Street offices.

UC Bridging Programmes teacher Graham Townsend, who organised the camp, said the aim was to show the students that Christchurch and UC were “attractive and interesting places to live and to study”.

“We hope they will be impressed by all that the University of Canterbury has to offer and will take home a positive impression of the university and the city of Christchurch. Some of them may consider enrolling here for their degree studies,” he said.

“We hope this will be the first of a series of such camps.”

 

For more information please contact:
Graham Townsend
Bridging Programmes
University of Canterbury
Ph:  (03)364 2987 ext 3866
Mobile: 021 025 12011
graham.townsend@canterbury.ac.nz

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