The Lord Mayor of Leeds met students and staff at the Leeds International Study Centre during his visit in September. The day included a presentation from the Head of Centre, Claire Heke, a campus tour and a talk by the Lord Mayor. His speech focused on the welcoming environment students learn in and how they make Leeds special.
Door always open
The Lord Mayor met with some current Leeds International Study Centre students. He said: “My visit to Leeds International Study Centre introduced me to a whole new world. A world of delightful students from every corner of the globe who have made Leeds the place where they want to study and eventually graduate.”
The Lord Mayor of Leeds is an elected member of the Leeds City Council. This is a ceremonial and leading post of the governing body of the borough.
As an international student, you will benefit from dedicated support both at the centre and in the wider community. In the Lord Mayor’s own words: “My door is always open. I will ensure that I get back to you personally.”
He also praised the teaching and support staff, highlighting the nurturing learning environment at the Leeds International Study Centre: “I can think of no better place for these young people to learn and prepare for university life.”
International students make Leeds special
Students and the Lord Mayor discussed life in the city of Leeds
and what makes it lively. “It’s because you are all here,” he said, emphasising the diverse society that international students enrich. “I like to call it OneLeeds, one for everybody, whoever you are, wherever you are and why ever you are here. You've got a place here.”
The Head of Centre praised the opportunity students had to talk with the Lord Mayor personally. Ms Heke said: “He told our students during his speech how much he valued and welcomed them to the city of Leeds, and put emphasis on what a multi-cultural and friendly city it is.”
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