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Farnham community extends warm welcome to UCA’s international students

Our international students have received a warm welcome to the Farnham community at an event held at the town’s historic castle.

Hosted by The Rotary Club of Farnham and Farnham Town Council, students from as far afield as China, Mexico and Norway were invited to attend an evening of food and drink and to enjoy a tour of the grand twelfth century building while learning about the history of the town and its community.

Professor Roni Brown, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UCA, led introductions to the event and spoke of the many fantastic achievements and successes of UCA’s international students and alumni. These included Tami Ishida and Saki Yokota, who were recently awarded prestigious international Red Dot awards for designs they created during their studies.

George Alford, President of the Rotary Club of Farnham, said: “We have hosted this event for several years and are once again delighted to welcome such a special quality of students from so many different countries who bring their experience to our community.”

We have a long history of welcoming international students. More than a sixth of our current student population come from overseas to further their creative education, from as many as 91 different countries.

BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts student Nina Noriega Sato, who is from Mexico and has ambitions of working in the film industry once she graduates, said: “Farnham feels like such a safe place. I’ve met some very good people from around the world and I’m going to be great friends with them.”