UWIC students to study at top Indian business school 

TWO students from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) have been accepted at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) as part of a student exchange programme.

Robert Jones and Mehul Penani, who are students on UWIC’s MBA programme at the Cardiff School of Management - itself one of the biggest in Europe – will be studying at the Indian business school for one semester.
 
Robert, from Swansea said: “This is a great opportunity for me to gain international experience which is vital for graduates who want to make a mark. I am excited by the opportunity of studying in a totally different culture.”

Robert also is the recipient of the 2008 Entrepreneurial Travel Scholarship for £1,000 from the Welsh Livery Guild, having been nominated by UWIC’s Professor Brian Morgan.

He was presented with his cheque by Colonel David Suthers, Past Master of the Guild, who said: “We are delighted to be associated once again with UWIC and pleased that Robert is able to go to India and learn about management style and bring back any outsourcing impact he can make.

“We look forward to continuing to support UWIC students with our awards and hope that Robert’s trip is successful, we give 60 awards per year.”

Professor Morgan said: “Robert has done well to get the scholarship and we have put him in touch with International Business Wales in Bangalore concerning their work with inward and outward investment strategy. Both he and Mehul will be excellent ambassadors for UWIC and the City of Cardiff during their stay at IIMB Bangalore.”
 
The exchange programme is part of UWIC’s strategy of forming strong global links with other institutions and businesses. The University also aims to bring international experience to Cardiff for the benefit of the local economy.

For more information about studying at UWIC, please see our website:
http://www.uwic.ac.uk/

For further information on the Welsh Livery Guild and their awards scheme, please visit: http://www.welshliveryguild.org/
 
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