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Three heads are better than one

Worcester Editorial 31st Dec, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

PLENTY of students are used to seeing double after a night out at the union but at the University of Worcester it has been a case of seeing triple this year.

Cypriot triplets, Charalampis, Giorgos and Chrysovalantis Papaioannou, are getting ready to start their second term on campus after they joined in September following two years of compulsory military service in their home country.

Giorgos, who is studying Biology, said: “When we decided to study in England, the University of Worcester stood out from the other institutions by offering the courses that suited our different interests.

“The education system is really different. Here at Worcester, the technology is more advanced and the range of modules that we can select from and add to our curriculum is impressive – this way we can combine our main course with any other subject that is an interest of ours.

“I really enjoy the wide range of practical tasks and the field trips that we have as part of the course. Being able to try new things helps me develop a better understanding of the things I am reading about.”

The brothers’ parents run a plant nursery back in Cyprus, and looking to the future, all three triplets would like to follow in their parents’ footsteps by running their own businesses.

Giogros is looking to acquire the skills needed to develop the family business, Charalampis hopes to run his own computing firm and Chrysovalantis’ ambition is to start a nutrition consultancy for professional athletes.

Charalampis, who is studying computing, said they were enjoying life in the city.

“It took us a while to adjust to the language and the culture, but everyone is so friendly and supportive here, which made settling in a lot easier,” he added.

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