First local events in the new UNITECH year

04 Nov 2012 in Alumni by Roman Stiehl

First local events in the new UNITECH year

September and October 2012

The new UNITECH year started with the September Special in Aachen. A group of UNITECHs visited the popular Open Air Festival in the city of Aachen on September 13th. One week later a first get together of the LUC Sweden took place in the bar Foxes in Gothenburg. 15 UNITECHs used this opportunity to get to know the UAA better and having a good time enjoying some drinks. The LUC Switzerland organised their first event of the new UNITECH year in a cosy bar called Barflyz close to Zurich's town hall. Also the new Local Chapter in Loghborough had its first event organised. All incoming UNITECH students, as well as students who had completed their UNITECH exchanges, all coordinators and people who have UNITECH involvement at Loughborough were invited to get together at the Tarboush Middle Eastern Cafe in the town centre, for a cosy chat and the delights of Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine. This gave everyone a chance to relax and get to know one another better, at the same time as exchange advice and tipps to one another about activities in Loughborough and University matters at the same time as answer any new questions the incoming students had. The evening was satisfying and enjoyed by everyone.

For new incoming students but also for experienced UNITECHs a guided Aachen city tour was organised by the LUC Germany. Afterwards, they gathered themselves at the bar zuhause to end the evening with a drink and some experience exchange. One week later the incoming students were invited by Prof. Gries, the UNITECH programme director at RWTH Aachen, to visit his institute.

On October 25th, the LUC Italy held the welcome aperitivo in Milano, in a casual but yet elegant setting that is typical of many places in the city. They had about 20 people, mainly incoming students but also some alumni and a CP representative. The atmosphere was relaxed, chilling after one work day, and everyone got to know each other. All the participants were happy and willing to stay in contact after the event, which gives a good base to build long lasting relationships of friendship and professional network.

The LUC Spain will start into the new UNITECH year on November 7th.

We would like to thank all LCCs for the great events so far and are looking forward to reading more soon!

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