‘Study in the UK’ – a road to a new adventure

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British Council Philippines will hold its annual Education UK Exhibition at the Main Ballroom of Intercontinental Hotel, Makati on February 15 from 2 to 8 p.m.

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Focused on increasing overseas education opportunities for Filipinos, the exhibition will feature 18 institutions. These are: Cambridge Education Group, Hult International Business School, London School of Commerce, Northumbria University, Study Group, University Of Bedfordshire, University Of Kent, University Of Northampton, University Of Reading Malaysia, University Of South Wales, University Of Sunderland, University Of The Arts London, University Of Warwick, University Of West London, and first time Philippine exhibitors City University London, Richmond The American International University In London, Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton.

Studying in the United Kingdom is indeed a new adventure. This exhibition is the perfect opportunity for parents and students to discuss their options and concerns directly with the schools’ representatives. Moreover, they will have access to the right information to make their decisions.

The exhibition dovetails the Conference on UK Higher Education and Corporate Training on February 14 organized by UK Trade & Investment. This conference will feature speakers from education and training companies in the UK. Both events are part of “This is Great Britain,” a five-month celebration of all that is best about the UK and its partnership with the Philippines organized by the British Embassy Manila and its partners.

Having a degree from a UK university is a mark of prestige the world over. Students are taught with the world’s best teaching and research experts and exposed to dynamic, innovative and multi-cultural learning environments. Each year, the UK welcomes international students from 200 nations with more than 5,000 Filipino students spread out across the British Isles.

Pursuing an education in the UK is within reach and surprisingly affordable compared to the usual destinations favored by many Filipinos. Depending on one’s focus, length of study and course option, a postgraduate course normally takes only one year to finish while an undergraduate course can be completed in just three years. In addition, UK degrees are now made more accessible through transnational education arrangements in the Philippines and nearby countries Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. These degrees can be completed fully in these countries or partly in the United Kingdom.

Filipino alumni of British colleges and universities are successful and are highly regarded in their respective fields. They have found greater opportunities for employment and are given good positions in their organizations upon returning to the Philippines. Among the outstanding Filipinos who studied in the UK are former University of the Philippines president Francisco Nemenzo; former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo; accomplished lawyers Katrina Legarda, Harry Roque and Danny Concepcion; stage actress Monique Wilson; and current Presidential Commission on Good Government Commissioners Richard Amurao, Maita Chan-Gonzaga and Gerard Mosqueda.

Free seminars about topics relevant to studying in the UK, like visas and university applications, will also run alongside the Education UK Exhibition.

For more information, call 555-3000 or visit www.britishcouncil.org.ph to pre-register.

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