Our economics and business students visited Brussels for jam-packed trip during half term.

The three day itinerary included visiting the European Parliament, European Hemicycle, Bank of Belgium, Coca Cola Enterprises and a private talk from an employee from The Single Resolutions Board, which is part of the Banking Union.

The Bank of Belgium was a particular highlight, as our students enjoyed an interactive and engaging tour to discover more about the functions of a central bank and the advantages and disadvantages of being a member of a monetary union, such as the Eurozone.

Another highlight was visiting the largest production and distribution centre of Coca Cola. The group had a tour of the highly sophisticated technical production line and learnt about the innovations global companies like Coca Cola are taking to reduce their environmental impact.

Over the three days many obligatory Belgian waffles and chips were consumed along the way!

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