Germany's Ambassador to the UK, Thomas Matussek, has kindly agreed to help mark a triple celebration for the University of Warwick's German studies department. He will visit the University on Tuesday 10th May to meet University of Warwick German department staff and students and celebrate three successes for the department:-
- To celebrate their 35th anniversary the German Department are launching a Fund for Excellence - the Godfrey Carr Excellence Fund for German - which will support student bursaries in German studies at Warwick, as well as investment in audio-visual and electronic resources.
- Aldi, the international supermarket chain has just agreed to launch the Godfrey Carr fund with a donation of £1500 to the department. Andy Gillies, Logistics Director and Jonathan Neale, Area Manager (and a Warwick University Graduate) will be attending both the Ambassador's Lecture and the evening reception during his visit.
- The ambassador will meet Oliver Hopwood (a second-year student of French and German Studies) who has won first prize in a national essay competition sponsored by German Academic Exchange Service and the German Embassy, and judged by an Anglo-German panel led by BBC reporter Brian Hanrahan. The competition was open to any undergraduate studying at a UK university. Olly has been awarded a month's placement in Berlin with the German radio station, Deutsche Welle, as well as a week's work experience this summer with BBC World in London.
The ambassador will deliver a special lecture and meet several staff and students throughout the day but the best press opportunity will be in the University’s Learning Grid at 2.10pm details follow:
Press and photo opportunity – there will be a short opportunity to meet the Ambassador at 2.10pm on Tuesday 10th May as he tours the University's Learning Grid in University House and meets Warwick students including award-winning University of Warwick German student Olly Hopwood (Olly is from Stockport) and Victoria McNaney (from Coventry).
For further details please contact:
Peter Dunn, Press & Media Relations Manager
University of Warwick, Tel: 024 76 523708
PR33 5th May 2005 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org