On 15th March 2017 the Education Attaché’, Mrs. Dorothy Kamwilu visited Kenyan Students studying at Nottingham Trent University to check on their welfare as well as ascertain possible areas of cooperation between the University and Higher learning institutions in Kenya.
In the welcome speech, the vice chancellor gave a brief of the rich history of NTU especially in the dedicated support of the international students. He informed that Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s most popular University and is the prize winner for internationalizing the student’s experience, and international students support in 2016. The Vice Chancellor reiterated that by studying a pathway course on campus at Nottingham Trent International College, one could progress to a highly respected Bachelors or Master degree at this forward thinking institution.
The Education Attaché’ thanked the vice chancellor and the University staff for all the mechanism in place for the well-being of the students and the career guidance. She expressed the high expectation of the parents or the scholarship providers and that their studying in the UK should give them a competitive edge against their peers in Kenya.
The students shared their diverse experiences in the University. The talked about their aspirations and great desire to go back to Kenya and make use of the knowledge and skills acquired in the UK and make a difference in their areas of expertise.
It was agreed that a Kenyan students’ Association would be formed under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Akolela, a Kenyan Lecturer in the University.
Education Attaché wished the Students well and urged them to keep in touch with the Kenya High Commission for support in any area of need and also be free to express their fears and disappointment for emotional and academic support.