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Dec. 11, 2018

London Met University Vice-Chancellor welcomes international scholars

London Met UniversityThe Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University has welcomed 10 new international scholars who are all studying masters courses at London Met.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs met with the new international scholars – who are a mixture of Chevening scholars and International Students’ House (ISH)/ London Met scholars – to find out how they are finding their courses so far and if they are enjoying life in the capital city. With countries of origin ranging between Cambodia, Nepal, Morocco, Nigeria, Iraq and the United States, for many of these students it is their first time in London.

Speaking about meeting this impressive selection of high calibre students, Professor Dobbs says, “It was wonderful to see how ambitious and confident the international scholars were when talking about themselves and their journeys up until this big point in their lives. They’ve come to London Metropolitan University to learn new skills and ways of thinking, and I found it incredibly inspiring that, for many of them, their key aim is to take all that they’ve learned during their studies back to their countries of origin, to help make the changes they want to see. Striving for positive change is a one of the messages I want to embed within every aspect of the University.”

Chevening scholar, Mohamed Bouhmid from Morocco, has come to London Met to study an MA Conference Interpreting. Talking about this opportunity and his plans for the future he says, “I chose London Metropolitan University because it's one of the few institutions in the UK that offer Arabic in conference interpreting. I only wanted to focus on interpreting and not mix it with translation, as many UK universities offer an MA combining the two, not just interpreting. Also, after researching which masters to undertake, I found that London Met has some very impressive partnerships with the UN and the EU. After I finish my masters, I'm planning to establish my own translation and interpreting business in Morocco. I'll also try to join professional associations here in the UK, Europe and in my country. I may also see if I can get funding to do a PhD degree.”

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Content added on 11th December 2018. 

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