(Sean Dockerty, media services)
With regard to the front page article of Reporter
491 (Keeping to the limits new speed
trial at Leeds): whilst the speed limiting
abilities of these vehicles are well demonstrated,
should we not be enforcing the existing laws
to ensure road safety?
(Adrian Smith, library) I thought
the days of speaking loudly and clearly to
foreigners had gone. I thought that the UK
was in Europe. The editor's reference
to the internationalisation push
in mainland Europe suggests otherwise (Letters,
If the Sorbonne provides information in Spanish,
we should show that we can too. In matters
of marketing, the first contact is crucial,
and in recruiting international students we
should be prepared to meet them on their ground,
with key web pages in their language.
I thank the editor for drawing attention to
the need to communicate with parents overseas,
in communities with a poor knowledge of English.
This too applies to our wider recruitment
of students from our local communities. To
my examples from Italy, France and Germany
I should have looked for UK universities offering
pages in Gujarati, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Turkish
and so on.