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Student interns support the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition

International students are among a group of interns promoting the Mayor of London’s 2018 Entrepreneur competition at their universities.

The competition, which has been running for six years, asks students and recent graduates from London’s universities to put forward ideas that could make London a better place to live and work. The winners receive £20,000 to bring their idea to life, with mentoring and business development support from the expert judges as well.

This year, with the support of the competition’s sponsor Citi Foundation, twenty interns have been recruited to spread the word about the contest within their universities. The paid positions allow the interns to run events, distribute leaflets, create a social media presence – and anything else they believe will encourage students to enter their ideas.

Several international students are among the interns, from China, Italy, India, Nigeria and Poland among others. At their recent induction day at London’s City Hall, they talked about their excitement at taking part in such a dynamic event. Claudia, who is from Italy, and studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, said, “It’s a chance to focus outside my college and engage more widely with London – which is such a welcoming city.” Adna, from the Netherlands, is at Queen Mary University of London, and plans to make the most of the opportunity to gain work experience and improve her networking skills: “It’s cool to meet so many people from other universities – I want to bring all the campuses together to find the best ideas for the competition.”

Xinyi, from China, is studying Biochemistry at UCL. “Being in London is a great experience – I love the culture, history and architecture. This internship will help me develop my management and organisational abilities – important as I pursue my studies and when I start my future career.”

“It’s great to see the students so passionate about their internships,” says Sally Dagli, Programme Manager at the GLA, who organises the competition on behalf of the Mayor. “We know they will come up with creative and imaginative ideas to promote the competition, and their energy and enthusiasm are infectious. In return, they get to see a different side of London, and put City Hall on their CVs. It’s fantastic for both sides!”

Read about previous winners here, and find out how to enter this year’s competition here.

London welcomes new international students with the ultimate London experience

“Welcome to London – you’re going to have a fantastic time studying here!” That was the message from Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal, at a special international student event at London’s City Hall. At the International Student Welcome event, eleven lucky students from around the world got a whirlwind tour of some of London’s […]

Pint of Science: Meet the experts at the pub

Science talk festival in local pubs across London and the UK Pint of Science is a three day science festival (15-17 May 2017) which will see more than 1000 scientists head to pubs across the UK to discuss their latest research. The events bring some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to […]

Six London universities among the best in Europe

Six universities in London have been named in the top 100 best universities in Europe ranking released by Times Higher Education. Imperial College London is the top placed London university and was named as the 3rd best university in Europe. University College London took 5th place in the rankings, the London School of Economics and […]

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Royal Holloway, University of London

What is the University of London? Many students ask this question. The University of London is quite different to many other universities. It was established in 1836 with its two founding members University College London and King’s College London. Today, it consists of 17 independent colleges and a number of smaller specialist research institutes. Each of […]

London revealed as the world’s number one city for international universities

New Times Higher Education (THE) ranking finds London is home to more top-200 international universities than the whole of the US, Canada and France combined. The Times Higher Education has published the 2016 list of the 200 most international universities in the world. London features strongly in the ranking with 15 institutions, led by Imperial […]

Undergraduate scholarships at London universities for 2016-17

Every year, universities in London offer hundreds of scholarships for international students looking to study at undergraduate level in London. Here is a selection of popular scholarships for undergraduate courses (bachelor degrees) available for students applying for the academic year 2016-17. City University London Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship: The scholarships offers £2,000 each year towards your […]

London named as world’s leading academic city

London confirms its place as the world’s leading academic city, with four universities in the top 30 of the prestigious THE World University Ranking 2015-16 For the first time ever, London has four universities – Imperial College London, University College London, London School of Economics & Political Science and King’s College London – in the […]

My top 5 reasons to study at Queen Mary University of London

Audrey, Student at Queen Mary University of London

Audrey came to London from the USA to study a Master’s in English Literature: Eighteenth Century Enlightenment and Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London. Here are Audrey’s top 5 reasons to study in London at Queen Mary. 1. The birthplace of English In my opinion, as an English postgraduate studying English literature, there was […]

New Scholarship Scheme for Students from Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced a scholarship scheme worth HK$347,965,000 (US$44.86m) that will provide 100 students with full tuition scholarships to study at world renowned universities. Students in receipt of the scholarships will be expected to return to work in Hong Kong after graduating. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic […]

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