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Wills Memorial Building welcomes visitors all the way from China

One of the groups gathers on the stage in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building

26 January 2016

Over 100 students from China, interested in studying in the UK, have travelled to Bristol for special tours of the Wills Memorial Building. The youngsters, aged 14 to 16, were given a guided look inside the iconic building owned by the University of Bristol.

They were in the UK as part of a trip organised by ASDAN China Seed International, an educational and charitable organisation that takes Chinese students abroad on educational programmes.

Anastasia Kornienko, ASDAN Programme Coordinator and Academic Manager, said: "It’s the first time we’ve organised such a trip to Bristol and we wanted to show the students what a beautiful city Bristol is. We hope to make it an annual event because it’s an amazing university and a great opportunity to learn more about studying in the UK."

Tours of the University’s 215ft Wills Memorial Building allow the public to see behind the grand facade and experience the splendour of the Great Hall, Council Chamber and ornate libraries.

The students on the ASDAN programme were also given a talk by the University's International Office, designed to give them an overview of opportunities to study at Bristol.

Further information

The University runs tours of the Wills Memorial Building to raise money for the Grand Appeal. Further details about the tours, including times and how to book, can be found online.

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