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.

At the fair in Riga, Latvia.

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.

The Freedom Monument

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.

It is traditional for a bride and groom to secure a padlock and throw the key into the nearby water - here are some in the beautiful central park in Riga.

It is traditional for a bride and groom to secure a padlock and throw the key into the nearby water – here are some in the beautiful central park in Riga.

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Following Latvia, we moved to Lithuania and the coastal city of Klaipeda.

Klaipeda is situated at the mouth of the Danė River where it flows into the Baltic Sea.

Klaipeda is situated at the mouth of the Danė River where it flows into the Baltic Sea.

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:

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We look forward to welcoming new students from The Baltics in future years!

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