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19th December 2018

Our students from around the world have recorded this special message for you all.

More than 100 different countries around the world are represented among the student population at Hull College.

Now their diversity has been celebrated with a special video to mark the start of 2019.

Students from countries in Europe, Africa and Asia have recorded ‘Happy New Year’ messages in their mother tongue for the short film.

It includes languages such as Dutch, Swahili, Arabic, Kurdish, Thai, Russian, Portuguese, Bulgarian and Lithuanian and countries such as Eritrea, Turkey, China and Romania.

As well as showcasing the variety of cultures at the college, the aim is to encourage potential new students to apply.

The students featured in the video are studying on a variety of courses across a range of subject areas, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

Michelle Swithenbank, CEO and Principal of Hull College, said: “We’re really proud to offer a welcoming place to learn for all and we strongly believe that our diversity enriches college life for both our staff and students.

“Some students join us with little or no English language skills and it’s fantastic to see them develop in this area and move on to other courses or jobs.

“The video is just a small example of the broad range of backgrounds that are represented at the college and I hope it encourages everyone to come and see what we have to offer, whether they are from down-the-road or further afield.”

The next Hull College open event takes place on Tuesday, 15th January from 5pm to 8pm.