February 03, 2008

Integration: The New Buzz Word

The new buzz word that has emanated from the Student’s Union is ‘integration’. After the visit of the prestigious Aldwych Group to the University there is a growing fear amongst some of the top ranking sabbatical officers that international students at the University are not getting integrated enough into the student community. This fear has led the Student President himself to take personal action on the matter, he has started canvassing opinions from a variety of home and international students as to what he sees the problem as.

One of the problems that has been identified is the idea that there is a small number of international students who are having to bear a heavy burden in order to make up for the lack of other international participants. This could become a serious problem in future years as the University has a growing number of international students coming to study. The Union is conducing a study into the opinions of students therefore, in order to create new policies in order to make international students more a part of the student community and also gauge the reaction of home students to the growing number of international students.

Despite the fact that elections are around the corner, the Student President and the rest of his sabbatical team still have around half of their term still to go. This means that there is plenty of time for them to put forward new ideas and set in motion new policies. With time ticking on their time in office however, is this simply a case of a few old men in a hurry?

Andrew O’Brien
Political Correspondent

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  1. Cultural divides at Warwick always seemed to be exacerbated by social divides at Warwick, and by that I mean that there really was no where other than the union where different nationalities could mix freely. The trouble with that is that that usually means an event such as the above. Only sweatier, noisier etc.
    That and having international students in their own halls, or out in Lakeside etc. I think. That’s what I thought when I was at Warwick anyway.

    03 Feb 2008, 23:59

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