Meeting of Romanian students and academics in Liverpool with HE ambassador of Romania to the UK Ion Jinga

999699_279278262212419_2095666902_nThis isn’t a post on architecture, however, it is something I’m vested in and feel quite proud we managed to achieve. One of the first ventures of RoSoc Liverpool was to organise this formal meeting. In light of the recent media criticism received by Romania and Romanians, many of our members felt the need to be reassured regarding their status and the implications of living in the UK or returning to Romania.

We were joined by HE Ion Jinga Ambassador of Romania to the Court of St.James, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool Prof. Michael Hoey, Consul of Romania in the UK Dr. Mihai Delcea, and Honorary Consul Viorel Raducanescu.  They shared their views on the standing of Romanian citizens in the UK and answered questions from the audience.  Issues regarding funding and job opportunities for graduates returning to Romania were central to the discussion. At the moment, there is a recognise need for the government to better encourage young people to apply the knowledge accumulated abroad in their home country – internships and graduate schemes being the obvious requests from those interested.

All in all, it was a constructive debate that alleviated many of the worries our young students discussed. We’re very much looking forward to other similar future events and we thank our guests for their time and input !

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