The INTO University of Gloucestershire Summer Celebration Party took place on 27 May and turned out to be a fun packed evening for staff and students with an excellent buffet and refreshments alongside cultural celebrations including an Angolan poetry recital, Angolan and Russian dance performances and live music from a band of staff and students.
The event was held to say farewell to students in our INTO UoG centre who have completed their foundation and diploma courses and are returning home for the summer before joining us again to start their degree courses in September. We also have a large number of students on English language programmes throughout the year who joined in the celebrations. Our INTO centre offers preparation courses which provide guaranteed academic pathways for international students wishing to gain entry onto Gloucestershire degrees.
The highlight of the evening was the INTO awards ceremony, including the University of Gloucestershire award to the Top Scholar for 2016! The worthy recipient of this award was Enrico Montibeller Piffer from Sao Paulo in Brazil. Enrico has been an engaged and enthusiastic student on the Art Design and Media foundation course and gained a place onto the competitive Film Production course. He also found time to be a class representative and helped organise social events for charity!
We are confident that Enrico will be a wonderful ambassador for INTO as he moves on to his degree programme with the University of Gloucestershire in September and we wish him the best of luck for his future studies!’