A group of 18 delegates from the US, Canada and Italy stopped off in Cambridge recently to look around St John’s College, before being taken around the city’s other famous landmarks.

Participants were on a Study Tour of the UK, organised by the College and University Business Officers and University Hospitality Seminars, which included dinner at the House of Commons, a visit to the London School of Economics, a trip to The Globe and culminating in a three-day stay in Kent for the CUBO Conference.

Bill Brogan, Catering and Conference Manager at St John’s College said: “We were delighted to welcome this international delegation on its tour of the UK. For many it was the first time they had visited Cambridge and they were thrilled to be shown around our College in the June sunshine, before enjoying lunch in The Wordsworth Room.

“They were interested to learn more about all the conference and catering initiatives here including our sustainability activities, ongoing programme of staff training and the many awards we have won.”

The delegation was mainly from universities in the US, Canada, and Italy with others from Royal Holloway, University of Leicester, Plymouth University and University of Edinburgh.

The group was led by the Managing Director of University Hospitality Seminars, David McKown from Sheffield University. He added: “The international delegates had a great experience and it was a fascinating insight into the world-class catering and conference services at St Johns College Cambridge. I’d like to thank Bill for arranging the visit and Camplus, the Italian student accommodation provider.”

Also on the tour were Jan Capper, CUBO Chief Executive and two representatives from Campuslife, the UK's premier student communication specialist and student engagement service.