Brazilian Students Warmly Welcomed By Derby Mayor

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Date posted: 26 April 2013

More than 25 Brazilian students currently studying for a year at the University of Derby were welcomed recently by the Mayor of Derby and given a whistle-stop tour of the city's newly refurbished Council House.

The international students, currently studying in Derby as part of the Science without Borders (SwB) scholarship scheme, heard from the Mayor about her role and the responsibilities of the Council.

Joy Lewis, Team Leader for the University's International Student Centre, added: "We are extremely pleased that our Brazilian students had the opportunity to meet the Mayor. It is very important that our international students feel welcome here in Derby and understand their importance in the wider community."

Derby is part of the SwB initiative, which will eventually see the UK welcome up to 10,000 Brazilian students; onto undergraduate sandwich courses, and sandwich and full PhD courses over a four year period. The University's current Brazilian students will be based here for a year, before going home to complete their studies.

For more information about the Science without Borders initiative, visit or for more information about the University's International Student Centre, visit

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