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University working with Somali community

07 June 2007

Cardiff University and the city’s Somali Integration Society have got together to encourage community members to take up higher education study.

Current Cardiff students from diverse local ethnic minority communities were among those hosting an Open Day about the University at Butetown Youth Pavilion. They were on hand to answer questions from around 140 members of various local ethnic minority communities about overcoming the hurdles of getting into university.

University staff also attended to provide advice about studying the variety of courses offered at the University including taking up adult classes and teaching staff were on hand to discuss courses in nursing, psychology and journalism. Staff from the University’s Student Advisory Service discussed the practicalities of undergraduate life.

Staff from the University’s Human Resources Division were also on hand to provide information on job opportunities within the University.

Professor Terry Threadgold, Head of the University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, said: "The aim of the event was to raise aspirations among our local communities and to improve awareness of Cardiff University. We received a large amount of positive feedback, with many people telling us they had been inspired to apply."