Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Big Welcome

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Big Welcome

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Byline: By Nick Whitten

Students from around the world have descended on Tyneside.

The Newcastle Business School (NBS), part of Northumbria University, has welcomed nearly 200 international students to the region.

NBS hired a river boat cruiser as a special welcome to its new overseas undergraduates who arrived only last week.

Studying on the International Business programmes at NBS, the students were introduced to their British counterparts and enjoyed a three-hour Quay to Sea river cruise starting out and finishing up on Newcastle Quayside.

NBS offers a number of international business courses and has partners across the globe in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, China, Russia, Singapore as well as the USA and at business schools across the Continent.

Alison Pearce and Chris Jeffs, senior lecturers in strategic management and international business at NBS organised the welcoming event.

Alison said: "We really want to make our overseas students feel at home in Newcastle and regularly organise social networking events. …

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