[Press & Publications] Round the World Trip


March 2000

No 40

Those with a taste for foreign travel can enjoy a world of difference -without leaving Leicester.

The University of Leicester Students' Union is holding an International Cultural Night on Saturday 4 March 2000, 7-9 pm.

The International Students' Association event sees students from all over the world giving a magnificent display of songs, dances, costumes and food from their countries.

The University has 821 international students on campus from more than 70 countries. They make up almost 10 per cent of its full-time student population. The principal areas overseas students come from (excluding European Union students) are:

  • Undergraduates: Singapore (31.7%), Malaysia (22%), Cyprus (7.3%), Nigeria (5.5%), Kenya (5.1%), Hong Kong (5.1%)
  • Postgraduates: Turkey (12%), Taiwan (6.6%), Malaysia (6.6%), Saudi Arabia (5.8%), China (5%), Cyprus (4.6%)
  • Note to Editors: Further information is available from Noelle Njeru, Vice-President, International Students, telephone 0116 223 1127, facsimile 0116 223 1112.


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