Two London Met lecturers visited Cesine, one of London Met’s partners in Spain.
Date: 13 March 2017
Delegates from the Guildhall School of Business and Law and BA Journalism flew out to Santander in Spain to catch up with London Met’s partner university Cesine.
It was the fourth trip for Wendy Sloane, Senior Lecturer in BA Journalism, and Bettina Coleman-Schoels, Senior Lecturer in BA Business Management, to experience university life in a different country.
Wendy and Bettina were in Spain to host lectures, participate in the biannual course committee meeting and speak to management, tutors and students about their course.
However, they did not just observe formal meetings, but also attended the 11th Cesine Employment and Networking Fair, which was opened by Cesine’s Vice-Chancellor, Fermin Gutierrez, and Santander’s mayor, Gema Igual.
In her opening speech, Gema commented on what a great opportunity these events are for companies and students at Cesine, considering the previous successful outcomes and the expectations it generated.
Many national and international companies, such as PWC, Michael Page, Adecco, Teka, Nestle and the Bank of Santander, were offering opportunities to students and soon-to-be graduates.
Dani, a student at Cesine said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us and I will speak to different employers to see what they can offer.”
Cesine’s Vice-Chancellor confirmed the success of the event. “We train our students in the skills and abilities that are required in the labour market; this is shown by 93% of our graduates currently working,” he said.
“It was a real privilege to see CESINE at its best; showcasing their professional students and introducing them to national and international businesses. Their employment rate speaks for itself,” said Bettina Coleman-Schoels.
“The event was a great success with some students leaving with potential job or training offers.”