First year Accounting and Finance students from the Lancashire Business School (LBS) were the first undergraduates to visit the recently opened UCLan Campus in Cyprus.
Nineteen students and three lecturers from the Accounting and Finance division chose Cyprus for their very first trip abroad. The School are now looking at making this an annual event, to give students the opportunity to explore foreign cultures, visit various accounting and business organisations and to consider doing part of their study programme at Cyprus campus.
The trip was a great success and allowed students to familiarise themselves with the Cyprus Campus but also to visit accounting institutions such as the Cyprus Stock Exchange and Ernst and Young, which is one of the top four major accounting firms in Nicosia, the Cyprus capital.
Students also had the opportunity to speak with UCLan Cyprus professors as well as to engage with local accounting students who gave a good insight into what it’s like to study at UCLan Cyprus.
Accounting lecturer at UCLan Preston, Mohamed Parker said: “Having a look around at UCLan Cyprus and meeting local students from the same course hopefully encouraged the main campus students to think about spending a semester at UCLan Cyprus.”
During their spare time, students had a day out sightseeing and a few of them managed to attend the England vs. Scotland Cyprus Cup women’s football match that finished in a 4-4 tie.
Reflecting on the overall trip, Mohammed added: “It was a good opportunity for Cyprus staff and the staff members from Preston to work together on planning an itinerary and the support received from colleagues in Cyprus was tremendous.”