Hundreds of European students expected to visit Leicester for the annual Congress of Polish Student Societies

Posted by ap507 at Feb 25, 2016 10:55 AM |
Keynote speakers at event from 26 – 28 February include Mayoral candidate for the City of London Jan Żyliński and IBM Service UK Chief Executive Bernard Szczech

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 25 February 2016

  • Some 200 students from across Europe are expected to come to the city to take part in the two-day event
  • The Congress runs from 26 February to 28 February, 2016

A distinguished annual event which travels the country attracting hundreds of Polish students from across Europe will be hosted at the University of Leicester this year.

The Congress of Polish Student Societies in the UK gives undergraduates an opportunity to come together to listen to keynote speakers such as Maciej Orłoś (journalist), Jan Żyliński (candidate for the Mayor of London), Jacek Żakowski (journalist) and Bernard Szczech (Chief Executive of IBM Services UK).

Up to 200 young delegates are expect to attend the two-day event, held next February.

It will include Polish students studying in the UK, delegations of Polish students from the Netherlands, France and Poland, as well as a select number of high school students also from Poland.

Now in its ninth year, the event features a packed agenda of lectures, talks, workshops and debates, which in past years have featured Polish figureheads including former Polish President, between 1995 and 2005, Aleksander Kwaśniewski and the Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek.

Congress Leader Aleksander Tzanov said: "By hosting this Congress, our main aim is to forge the leaders of tomorrow, promote Polish culture and expose the most talented students to potential employers.

"Additionally, we would like to build a platform for networking between Polish students in the UK."

Past Congress meetings have been held the University of Cambridge, Oxford University and the University of Edinburgh.

Now, the event is being held in Leicester between 26 February and 28 February, 2016.

For more information, visit: www.polishcongress.org

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