Embassy visit brings French Ambassador to Bath for the first time

French Ambassador to the UK, Sylvie Bermann, with Professor Peter Lambert, Dr Sandrine Allege (event organiser) and Head of PoLIS, Dr Nick Startin during her visit to campus last week.

French Ambassador to the UK, Sylvie Bermann, with Professor Peter Lambert, Dr Sandrine Alegre (event organiser) and Head of PoLIS, Dr Nick Startin during her visit to campus last week.

The University last week welcomed to campus Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland, and a delegation from the French Embassy in London, to meet students and researchers from our Department of Politics, Languages & International Students (PoLIS).

Marking the first time the French Ambassador has visited the University, the visit was an opportunity for Madame Bermann and her team to learn more about the work of PoLIS.

The Ambassador was welcomed to Bath, the only university on her itinerary, by Professor Peter Lambert (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching) and Dr Nick Startin (Head of Department). Staff took the opportunity to highlight our excellent undergraduate and postgraduate French programmes and our research on French, EU and international politics.

Professor Peter Lambert said: “I was delighted to welcome the Ambassador to the University this week and heartened that the quality of our research and teaching has encouraged such an eminent visitor. Both in terms of student and staff mobility and our research, we are very proud of our long-standing French connections.”

Madame Bermann, French Ambassador to the UK, added: “I was delighted to visit the University of Bath for the first time and talk to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, researchers and students. I am pleased that the institution has good relations with French universities. It is important that these links between France and the UK are maintained despite the challenges ahead.”

The visit coincided with a delegation to the South West from the French Embassy. Their trip culminated with meetings at EDF at Hinkley Point with whom the University has recently launched the Supply Chain Innovation Lab through our School of Management.

Staff and students from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies meet the French Ambassador to the UK during her visit to campus last week.

Staff and students from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies met the French Ambassador to the UK during her visit to campus last week.

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