Scholarship Essay)The importance of intercultural awareness and competence

Aston Business School is an international environment where diversity in culture is highly valued. Intercultural competence is a key transferable skill which is given high priority in Aston University as a whole, and is essential both during the academic programme and for the future careers of students who choose to study in this multicultural and multinational context.
In no more than 500 words, please explain why you think intercultural awareness and competence is important, and how you will make a positive contribution to creating a dynamic and inclusive student community in the context described above. Draw on theory and/or personal experience as appropriate.