The Baltics, November 2013
UCLan were part of The Baltics Education and Career Fair 2013. The 8-day tour covered three countries and five cities – Tallinn and Tartu in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Klaipeda and Vilnius in Lithuania.
Representing the International Office, Alex Haydock was delighted to meet many students during the tour.
The fair organisers allowed time in the schedule to take in some of the main sights and attractions. In Riga, we were central to see the National Opera House and The Freedom Monument.
This is a memorial honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite, travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.
Following Latvia, we moved to Lithuania and the coastal city of Klaipeda.
The tour ended with a very busy exhibition in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. Here is the UCLan stand at the start of the fair:
We look forward to welcoming new students from The Baltics in future years!
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