9th diciembre 2010
International and postgraduate students benefit from new £1.3m centre
International and postgraduate students at Queen’s University Belfast will benefit from a new £1.3 million centre, which will be officially opened tonight (Thursday 9 November) by the University’s Chancellor, His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma. The event is one of the highlights of Queen’s Winter Graduation week.
The International and Postgraduate Student Centre, which is located adjacent to the new McClay Library, provides a contemporary space for students to study, undertake group work and socialise. Staff at the centre provide advice on a range of issues including postgraduate skills training, employability and immigration requirements.
Queen’s continues to invest in its international and postgraduate population and the facilities within the centre will further enhance the world-class student experience already on offer at the University.
Queen’s Chancellor, His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, said: “Attracting international students is vital if students from Northern Ireland are to enjoy the full breadth of experience that a high quality higher education should provide. This Centre will provide an intellectual meeting place for different cultures and a hub for the increasingly influential strategic partnerships which Queen’s has established with leading global institutions.”
Director of Academic and Student Affairs, Wilma Fee is delighted that the Centre has now opened saying: “We know that international and postgraduate students enjoy having dedicated space where they can meet and study. Alongside the McClay Library, the International and Postgraduate Student Centre offers a rich range of study and social opportunities.”
The Centre also provides a base for the Postgraduate Students’ Association which represents the interests of both postgraduate research and postgraduate taught students, and which organises a range of events and programmes.