CTC were one of the few sixth form colleges invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of UK Council for International Student Affairs and the 100 anniversary of Universities UK at the House of Commons. The event was hosted by:
- Paul Blomfield Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Students and MP for Sheffield Central
- Lord Karan Bilimoria Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Students and President of UKCISA
- Prof Koen Lamberts Chair of UKCISA’s Board and Vice Chancellor, University of Sheffield
- Dame Janet Beer President, Universities UK and Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool
The CTC Principal Dr Chris Drew and Year 12 student Napattrarat (Kim) Narasantipong, from Thailand, were honoured with a reception and speeches by the hosts as well as the opportunity to listen to a heated debate in the House of Commons regarding the summons of the Prime Minister to the house to speak on the draft withdrawal agreement, known as Brexit.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. Since 1968 the UK Council for International Student Affairs has worked to support international students and the university institutions, students’ unions and organisations who work closely with them.
The Universities UK is the voice of universities, helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector. Universities UK is the collective voice of 136 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.