The Lord Mayor and Leeds International Study Centre talk about diversity

The Lord Mayor of Leeds meets students at the International Study Centre

Leeds International Study Centre staff and students welcomed the Lord Mayor to Headingley Campus on 25 September. The Lord Mayor experienced campus life for a day. There was a tour and a presentation by the Head of Centre, Claire Heke. He also spoke to students about international life in Leeds and how their diverse backgrounds make the city special.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds is a ceremonial post in the borough of Leeds. He or she is elected annually and leads the governing body in the area.

No better place for undergraduate preparation

The university preparation at Leeds International Study Centre has impressed the Lord Mayor. He commented that “dedicated staff will provide that blend of teaching and care that is so valuable at the start of a new life. I can think of no better place for these young people to learn and prepare for university life.”

Student diversity also made a positive impact. He said: “My visit to Leeds International Study Centre introduced me to a whole new world. A world of delightful students from every corner of the globe who have made Leeds the place where they want to study and eventually graduate.”

As an international student in Leeds, you will enjoy a welcoming community outside Leeds International Study Centre. In the Lord Mayor’s own words: “My door is always open. I will ensure that I get back to you personally.”

Leeds is for everyone

Leeds is a diverse city which embraces multi-culturalism and has a lot to offer to students. According to the Mayor, it is a unique place because international students enrich it. He said: “I like to call it OneLeeds, one for everybody, whoever you are, wherever you are and why ever you are here. You've got a place here.”

Ms Heke added: “He told our students during his speech how much he valued and welcomed them to the city of Leeds, and put emphasis on what a multi-cultural and friendly city it is.”

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