Euro study trip and meeting with MEPs for uni students

University of Buckingham students in Brussels.

University of Buckingham students in Brussels.

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A group of University of Buckingham students rubbed shoulders with MEPs at the EU headquarters in Brussels as part of a study trip.

The University’s Department of Economics and International Studies has a partnership with Santander Universities Global Division which includes benefits such as scholarships, travel bursaries and internships. The trip was mostly funded by Santander through one of these schemes, a mobility award. The 23 international studies, politics and economics students, diplomacy, global affairs and security and intelligence students met 18 MEPs from all parties, think tank managers and journalists as part of the three-day trip and also saw the NATO HQ. The trip was timed to fit in with a forthcoming module on European politics.

Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Buckingham, Professor Mallory Factor, said: “It was a wonderful experience for the students. It gave them a great insight into global politics and the EU. They heard a huge variety of opinions.”