French regional university alliance visits Kent

From Monday 1 July to Friday 12 July, 20 staff members from institutions in the Lille area will attend a bespoke two-week programme in CEWL entitled ‘Everyday English for Work and Business’. The programme includes Business English language classes, Presentation Skills classes and visits to places of cultural and historic interest.  There are also sessions on topics of interest delivered by colleagues from around the University (including sessions on International Partnerships, Research Services, Internationalisation at Kent). A networking afternoon tea will take place on Thursday 4 July with staff from across the University of Kent. This will allow Lille colleagues to meet with their Kent counterpart to present their institution and explore potential collaboration.

The visit has been arranged in the context of the I-SITE ULNE project led by the University of Lille and in which the University of Kent is a partner, along with Belgian universities Ghent University and KU Leuven, creating a cross-border network of institutions. A range of activities are already taking place within the network including joint Kent-Lille PhD Scholarships and joint Kent-Ghent projects with more collaborative activities under development.

If you would like to meet with members of the delegation or to find out more please contact International Partnerships: