Students from Germany paid a visit to Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus this week (Tuesday 6 September) and were given a flavour of what is on offer in Scottish further education.
A group of 41 students and 4 staff from Dresden’s BSZ guer Agrarwirtschaft und Ernaehrung (agriculture and nutrition FE college) were welcomed by Jacqueline McArthur Head of FVC’s Department of Access and Progression and Alan Ritchie a Curriculum Manger in the same department.
They were given a short presentation on the Scottish education system and then treated to a tour of the campus including the Gallery Training restaurant and kitchens, the Historic Environment Scotland (HES) workshops and the Creative Industries Department. The visit was part of a wider visit to the city which saw the group visit the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle on the same day.
Jacqueline McArthur, said:
“We were delighted to welcome the German students to our Stirling Campus and to show off our facilities and teaching methods. The feedback we have had from the students and their accompanying lecturers has been very positive and we look forward to building on this relationship in the future.”