We have recently received Samira Modaresifar in Hospitality, from Middlesex University of London. Her stay was framed within an Erasmus experience to make an exchange of good practices between the ‘Student Support and Progress’ a service that her university offers and USP CEU Hospitality. Read on and find out how we build bridges with Middlesex University.
During her week-long stay, the Middlesex University representative had the opportunity to get to know our schools, located in Moncloa and Montepríncipe campuses, as well as participate in working sessions to exchange knowledge and learn about the activities carried out at both universities.
Our guest highlighted the Hospitality service: “the structure of the department and the comprehensive services it offers, designed to suit the student, and the growing innovation in an area where we are trying to facilitate the stay of international students more and more”.
A common goal: making life easier for students
Their work, like ours, aims to provide help and guidance to the student. From Hospitality we were looking for an exchange that would be of mutual benefit to both institutions and, as always, very open to discover and improve. An exercise that served to know what our strengths are and where we can carry out improvement strategies, always with the aim of implementing the experience of our international students. A clear example of how we build bridges with Middlesex University.
The way of working at Middlesex University is different from ours. There they also receive a large number of international students and have a general student support team under the Marketing Department. However, unlike Hospitality, they are directed to the entire student body, which is why they have a support team of 60 people to assist more than 2,000 students.
For María Angélica Villota, head of the Hospitality service at CEU San Pablo, Samira’s visit “has been a privilege when it comes to learning how other universities help students, as they have found similarities and differences, and both institutions are focused on cooperating and assisting students more effectively”.