Video Postcards Give Families Glimpse Of DerbyLife

Source: derby.ac.uk

International students have been sending 'video postcards' home to let family and friends know what life is like at the Universityof Derby, which is based in the East Midlands of the UK.

Students from Nigeria, Latvia, Indiaand Chinawere each filmed sending a message home, and a map and photographs of the University were then added on to create unique postcards. These messages have now been 'posted' onto the University's website www.derby.ac.uk/international, and students have been sending the links to their family and friends at home.

Erin Parker, Marketing Officer at the University, said: “As well as the international students being happy here in Derby we know how important it is for them to maintain links with home, and for their families to know that they're safe, happy and having a great time. This is why this project came about.

“We hope that these e-postcards represent the feelings of every one of our international students – and that our students send them around the world.”

Featuring in one of the e-postcards is Elisha Aboh, 27, from Nigeria, who is currently studying towards a BSc (Hons) in Geology.

Elisha said: “I was really happy to get involved in this project. I'm glad that I chose to come and study in Derbyas it's a great city, so I thought that if this postcard encouraged more people to study here that would be a good thing.”

On her e-postcard from Latvia, Jevgenija Kuznecova, 25, a BSc (Hons) Commercial Photography student, told her family: “The city is full of young people, it is friendly and small and very beautiful. I am enjoying my stay here, and hope you can come and experience it. See you soon.”

Also featured are Rohit Paliwal, 24, from India, who is studying a Masters degree in Computer Games Production and Jia Li, 27, from China, who is studying a Masters degree in Management.

Visit www.derby.ac.uk/international to watch these e-postcards. More of the University of Derby's international students are now getting involved in the project to reflect its diverse international community.

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