October 6, 2017, by Liz Cass
Nottingham welcomes new students from India
Hundreds of Indian students new to Nottingham are attending a welcome event to help them settle in and learn more about their new home.
The event is a first of its kind providing 300 students from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham the chance to socialise and discover some of the opportunities the city has to offer.
The welcome reception is being hosted by the Indian Community Centre Association, in Hucknall Road, with live music and dance performances organised by Nottingham Asian Arts Council.
The Sheriff of Nottingham and representatives from these organisations will welcome the new students who will also have a chance to learn about the Indian community in the city.
Stephen Williams, Nottingham Trent University Global Director, said: “India is one of NTU’s strategic partner countries and we have a large number of Indian students who are very important to us.
“We are thrilled to be working with the University of Nottingham, the British India Business Forum and so many other organisations, to make our Indian students feel at home and support them to integrate well in the community.”
The event will take place at the Indian Community Centre Association, Hucknall Road, on 12 October from 6 to 9pm.
Nottingham Trent University is leading on the organisation of the event in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, British India Business Forum, Nottingham City Council, New Art Exchange, Nottingham Asian Arts Council and the Indian Community Centre Association.
In addition to being attended by 150 students from each of the two universities in Nottingham, 50 guests have been invited from local government and civic organisations.