Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Education UK exhibition in Kathmandu

In order to provide information to the students intending to pursue their education in the UK, British Council is organizing an ‘Education UK Exhibition’ where 21 renowned UK institutions will be participating. The exhibition will be held on February 12 and 13 from 11 am to 5.30 pm at Direction Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), United World Trade Centre, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu.
“The program has been organized to promote UK education and increase the understanding of the UK’s expertise in education. The program’s objective is also to provide proper guidance and information on different UK universities,” informed Rita Rajbhandary, communications officer at British Council. 
The main highlights of the program include not just the stalls representing each university but also interactions and meetings with different representatives from host institutions and scholarship guidance as well. 
“Students will get the opportunity to directly interact with the UK representatives who will answer all the queries and also give information regarding different fields and study programs. Deserving candidates can even avail of the scholarships and can get selected for admission on the spot,” said Rajbhandari.
“The exhibition is focused on giving complete guidance on getting a UK degree and also on career opportunities that will enable the students to make right career choice. So this will be a full-fledged informative event,” she put in.
“This is the biggest annual event the British Council has been organizing since 2007 and this time we have invited 21 different institutions,” said Sudeep Khanal, education promotion officer, British Council.
He further said that the British Council has been providing free counseling on studying in the UK, including getting a VISA and how to live and survive in the UK. 
“This event will provide the biggest opportunity for interaction among the students, alumni, career advisors, agents and representatives,” said Khanal, adding that different fields of study, including health, nursing, business studies and IT that are relevant and mostly opted by the students who go to UK, will feature in the exhibition. 
He further said that for many Nepali students, UK education institutions are the much sought-after. “Every year, the number of students going to the UK seems to be growing as it is considered to be one of the best destinations for higher studies.” 
The exhibition will also feature seminars and presentations by the representatives of British Council, British High Commission and the UK institutions. The representatives from British High Commission, New Delhi will also be gracing the event and will be giving out a presentation on visa policies.
Nilu Rashidova, senior international officer from the University of East Anglia, will also make a presentation on studying in the UK and the guidelines on student visas will be given by Jenny Smith from Stevenson College of Edinburgh. On February 12, Dr Debbie Marais, coordinator of Public Health from the University of Aberdeen, will give a talk on population and health.  
On February 13, Llinos Wyn Jones, international officer from the University of Aberdeen, will give a presentation on studying in Scotland. Similarly, Ms Sheila Jackson from Univeristy of Norhampton, Rob Reeves, international officer from Staffordshire University, will give a talk on studying in the UK.
21 participating Universities
   1. University of Aberdeen
   2. University of Bedfordshire
   3. Brunel University, West London
   4. Bradford University
   5. British Institute of Technology and E-commerce
   6. University of Central Lancashire, Preston
   7. University of East Anglia
   8. University of East London
   9. University of Greenwich, London
  10. Liverpool Hope University
  11. Middlesex University
  12. NCC Education
  13. University of Northampton
  14. North West College, Reading
  15. Queen Margaret University
  16. South London College
  17. Staffordshire University
  18. Stevenson College, Edinburgh
  19. Swansea University, UK
  20. Teesside University
  21. University College Birmingham.