As mentioned last week, we are fortunate enough at the University to be able to host visitors from around the world for tours, conferences and events. Last April, EIC and Edinburgh Napier held their first Agent Conference, and we welcomed Navitas staff and agents to the campus to share with them what we do, and show them a little bit more about student life in this fair city.
Today’s perspective comes from Catherine Jefferies.
Hi, I am Catherine Jefferies and I am UK Regional Account Manager for Navitas UK, based in London.
Every chance I get to go to Edinburgh I jump at. Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to Edinburgh Napier University & EIC’s agent conference.
We were met with a welcome reception with the University vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrea Nolan, and the Navitas Europe CEO, Paul Lovegrove. From there an old-fashioned double-decker bus took us on a tour of the city. We sat at the top of the open-air bus, and although it was a cold day (snow on the mountains in the background!) it was well worth it! From the old buildings and cobbled streets to the castle and Arthur’s Seat beyond.
That evening we were taken out for some traditional Scottish food – haggis and tatties of course! And even sampled the delights of traditional Scottish dancing.
The following day we were taken to the university campus – impressive modern buildings with very friendly and approachable lecturers. I was most impressed by the Health Sciences facilities – in the labs we had a go at extracting DNA from strawberries.
It was a great event, and I cannot wait to return to Edinburgh!