In the beginning of this month a group of students from the Linnaeus University in Växjö Sweden came and visited County Hall in Durham. The students are part of a programme that is dedicated to international studies within different sectors. Some of them will study to become teachers and others will continue on with studies about political science.
Our International Office has hosted this visit from the Linnaeus University for a couple of years and very well-functioning partnership has been established. Perhaps the most prominent evidence of the ongoing partnership is that the programme International Administration with English as a study language, once a year sends an intern to complete their internship before graduating.
The group of students that came to visit the County Hall is on a trip through England and have stopped in various places as they are travelling from London to Edinburgh.
They were greeted by our current intern David Nörell, our head of the International Office, Brian Stobie and Vice Chairman Edward Bell.
At first the students had the opportunity to ask questions to the Vice Chairman and the general theme of them were about the upcoming referendum. After the Q&A, David Nörell held a presentation about County Durham and how his time as an intern has been so far.
The visit ended after a very pleasant time with the students and hopefully some interest for Durham awakened in their minds.