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BUV supporting University of London student internships

Released at: 09:59, 11/04/2018

BUV supporting University of London student internships

Photo: Hai Van

University signs memorandum of cooperation with more than ten partners in Vietnam over internships.

by Hai My

The University of London (the second-largest in the UK) signed a memorandum of cooperation with more than ten strategic partners in Vietnam within the framework of “International Internship Programs” under the auspices of British University Vietnam (BUV) on April 10 in Hanoi.

The University, BUV, and more than ten partners signed a letter of intent for “International Internship Programs”, supporting the University’s students to work and study at companies in Vietnam. Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Fellow of the Royal Society and the University of London’s Vice-Chancellor, and Mr. Chris Jeffery, Dean of BUV, attended the ceremony with partners including Vietnam Airlines, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Vietnam Games and VP Bank, along with media representatives.

Internship opportunities will be available to all University of London students around the world who meet the selection criteria. This is also an opportunity to support Vietnamese enterprises in connecting with highly qualified and skilled international human resources. University of London students will apply for internships with partner organizations with the support of the University and BUV.

The University is committed to assisting students with the registration process and preparing students with the necessary skills and papers to enter the interview process. After students receive an acceptance letter, BUV will assist them with the visa process and other activities during their internship in Vietnam.

BUV is proud to be the only registered center to support University of London students in Vietnam. Students don’t have to pay any registration fees when attending these programs. Upon completion of the internship, they will receive a certificate of completion from the University of London. The internship program will run every summer, and students will also have the chance to attend soft skills training courses during their internship as well as networking events with British Business Group Vietnam and other organizations.

BUV will provide student services and a “buddy system” with BUV students and alumni. “The internship programs of the University of London, with support from BUV and Vietnamese companies, will open up opportunities for our students,” Sir Adrian said. “Our global student body will have the chance to experience learning and working in a dynamic and developing economy like Vietnam. This is an important step in the cooperation between the University of London and our providers and companies in Vietnam and will contribute to the development of the relationship between Vietnam and the UK while also increasing global understanding of the Vietnamese economy.”

He highly appreciated BUV’s role in promoting these internships and creating a bridge between the University and businesses. He expected that this will be the foundation for new developments and opportunities in the future.

“BUV is proud to be closely involved and working with the University of London to support talented students from around the world to study and work in Vietnam,” said Mr. Jeffery. “We believe that this partnership will bring many practical benefits to young students as well as to the development of businesses in accessing high quality human resources. This is one of BUV’s efforts in showing our long-term commitment to education in Vietnam.”

“I think the program should be widely introduced to improve the quality of education in the country in the future,” said Mr. Nguyen Chi Trung, CEO and Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Vietnam. “Vietnam, with the strength of a developing economy, will be the driving force that meets the needs of global industry. It is exciting to see programs that will give students practical knowledge and experience.”

Since 1858, the University of London has offered a wide range of high quality distance learning courses to students, wherever they are in the world. Students are registered with the University and are awarded a University degree upon the successful completion of their studies. Degrees awarded to students are of an identical standard to those awarded to students who study face-to-face at one of the University’s member institutions.

BUV provides teaching and academic support for University of London programs. Sir Adrian was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2001 in recognition of his contribution to statistics and received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honors list. He was previously Director General of Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This followed on from his appointment in 2008 as Director General of Science and Research, originally in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) before it merged to form BIS.

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