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Westminster Kingsway hosts Portuguese Students on NEW Programme

Westminster Kingsway College recently welcomed a group of 19 students from Escola Comércio Lisboa – a Commerce school based in Lisbon, Portugal – to take part in a 2-week international student mobility programme focusing on Social Science, Business and English skills.

The students took part in interactive classes delivered by Westminster Kingsway Collge staff covering entrepreneurship, business management, the rise of E-commerce and media. They particularly enjoyed the business class where students had the opportunity to create their own perfume and business model for their product and to pitch their creation to the rest of the group. The group also had the chance to view the end of year exhibition work of WestKing’s Media students.

The students visited the world-famous Ritz Hotel where they were given a tour of the grand dining rooms and secret garden bar, and enjoyed a talk with the head concierge about his 45-year journey in service. Westminster Kingsway has a strong partnership with the Ritz, where our hospitality students have the opportunity to gain work experience.

Portuguese students on trip
Portuguese students outside our Kings Cross centre

As part of the programme, students also took part in a retail design walking tour of London. On the tour, students learnt about individual retailers in the West End whilst discussing their marketing strategies and positions. These activities provide a unique experience for students to network with industry representatives, learn about current trends and hot topics in the sector and witness first-hand the coordination and management required to run a high-end business.

Overall student feedback was very positive with many students commenting on the strong teacher engagement and expressing a wish to study further in London in the near future.

This is the second time Westminster Kingsway College has worked with Escola Comércio Lisboa and we are looking forward to hosting similar programmes in the future.


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