4 November 2013

School of Architecture holds first international student social

School of Architecture Holds First International Student Social

This October, the School of Architecture held its first international student social for all new undergraduate and postgraduate students joining the Brookes Architecture programmes in 2013.

The welcome event gave new international students the opportunity to meet their peers from across the undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture programmes, and an important chance to get an idea of what to expect in the coming years from a current international student who spoke about her experience at Brookes. Architecture staff members joined the lunch to answer questions and make the new students feel welcome by talking to them about their new life at Brookes.

The Oxford Brookes International Team and the International Student Advisory Team were also on hand to give the students all the advice they needed about starting their new life in the UK and at the university.

The event had a great turn out, and proved to be an important tool for connecting new international students and preparing them for the transition to Brookes. When asked about the event Neetha Karupakala, a new international student in the School of Architecture, said:

"I just want to say thank you! It was nice meeting new people and the staff at Oxford Brookes and the cakes provided for us were lovely. I am very happy and glad you arranged it."

The event was also a hit with staff in the School of Architecture. Matt Gaskin, Head of the School of Architecture, said:

"The international student event was a delight. The students and staff enjoyed meeting one another and the new extension to Abercrombie was the perfect backdrop. This inaugural event demonstrates Oxford Brookes commitment to engage with different cultures and to build an even stronger network of global graduates."