Impressed by 'helpful' staff

March 26, 1999

David Jobbins reports on the South African connection in the second part of a survey on global student mobility

Mncedisi Mayekiso studied at Cape Town before enrolling on an MBA in marketing at the City University Business School.

He identifies the cultural interchange, international exposure and specialism of UK institutions as the advantages of studying in Britain.

He has found fitting into the study programme "exciting" with "excellent, supportive" academic staff and a great cultural mixture of students.

He said the outside community is "OK" but, like many of the students, he has not met many non-university people.

He and his colleagues are full of praise for the way the Canon Collins Trust has administered the scheme on behalf of Unilever. Its efficiency is good, and staff are accessible and very helpful.

He would like to continue his studies in the UK but not immediately, and he intends to go back to work on his return to South Africa.

He said: "The scholarship should improve and make allowance for students to go home once a year at least. A guided tour of the UK during one of the holidays would be most welcome."

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