XII Symposium of Mexican Students in UK



Leeds, UK, August 05, 2014. – With a conference dedicated to analyse Anglo-Mexican relations and the importance of the academic cooperation between both countries, Ambassador Alejandro Estivill, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Mexico, accompanied by Mexican academics and students, inaugurated yesterday the XII Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies in the UK, which takes place from August 4 to 6 at the University of Leeds. The Symposium entitled "Harvest knowledge, seed innovation" is dedicated to promoting innovation in various fields of study in Mexico, such as arts and humanities, environment, entrepreneurship, engineering and medicine.

The key-note speakers at this Symposium will be Dr. Alejandro Madrigal of the Anthony Nolan Institute,  Dolores Sanchez and Dr. Julia Tagüeña from The National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Dr. Norma Muñoz of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Dr. Patricia Zambrano and Dr. Carlos Medina of UNAL and Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano of University College London (UCL). Also, more than 40 Mexican students will present their graduate research projects and share their thesis with their Mexican compatriots at interesting workshops, as well as some poster presentations.

The Symposium was organized by the Society of Mexican Students in Leeds, led by PhD student Azael Capetillo. The organisation was also supported by the Society of Mexican Students in the United Kingdom (MexSoc), which brings together and represents all the Mexican Student societies in British Universities.

The academic activities were accompanied by cultural and social events to promote the networking between Mexican graduate students. An example of this was the traditional "trivia night" held on Monday, in which several participants of the Symposium participated.