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Monday 21 March 2016

Maritime Students Gain First-Hand Experience

A group of students were accorded a rare treat recently when they were invited to attend the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon’s, address to diplomats at the International Maritime Organisation.

Twenty three post graduate students on the MSc International Maritime Business and MSc International Shipping and Logistics courses at Southampton Solent University, were treated to the speech by His Excellency.

“I am delighted that our students were able to experience first-hand how their chosen industry works and contributes to the aims of the United Nations and the importance Ban Ki-Moon placed on the role of developing young people, something very close to our hearts here at Solent,” says Nicola Pryce-Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Maritime Business and Law.

“In his moving speech, Ban Ki-Moon spoke of the work of the IMO and the shipping industry’s contribution to the climate change agenda, as well as sustainable development, empowering women and increasing opportunities for young people. It was a memorable and inspirational address.”

Students at the IMO

The students also enjoyed presentations from commodore David Squire of the Nautical Institute on matters affecting human performance of seafarers, and Dr Dorota Lost-Sieminska from IMO’s Legal Affairs.