'The Education UK Exhibition offers students and parents an opportunity to consider a wide range of study options in the UK and in Sri Lanka. The exhibition this year will be held in February in Colombo, and 50 exhibitors from the UK will participate.'
EXHIBITION DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 23 February
1100 to 1700
REASONS TO VISIT THE BRITISH COUNCIL EXHIBITION
- The Education UK Exhibition organised by the British Council, is the largest British Education exhibition of this kind in Sri Lanka.
- More than 50 UK institutions participate in this exhibition annually, giving an opportunity for students and parents in Sri Lanka to select the best study option from a wide range of courses and qualifications.
- UK institutions offer a wide range of courses and provide prospective students an opportunity to choose from a variety of routes through the education and training system, combining different types of courses according to their different needs and abilities.
- Many courses can also be taken through distance learning in one’s home country.
- The exhibition also gives students a chance to meet the UK institutions face-to-face to discuss their study options.
- Students can also attend the variety of subject seminars delivered at the exhibition to obtain comprehensive details about the areas they are interested in.
- Seminars conducted this year will cover general topics such as, student visa, scholarships in the UK, living in the UK, and will also touch on subject areas such as Law, Medicine, IT & Computing, Business Studies and Engineering.
- Besides the UK exhibitors, students will be able to meet representatives from the UK Border Agency (UKBA), IELTS and also about the UK university courses delivered in Sri Lanka with Sri Lankan educational partner institutions.
WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR OVERSEAS STUDY DESTINATION FOR SRI LANKA STUDENTS?
UK has been the most popular study destination for Sri Lankan students for many years. Students can choose from a three year degree programme to a vocational or a professional qualification from the vast array of courses that are on offer.
The application process with UCAS and UKPASS not only makes it easy to apply for more than one institution at once but also saves time. Since students can apply with pending results, they need not waste time waiting for results.
The new and improved point-based visa system allows students to know the required eligibility before hand. The uncomplicated and easy requirements have given many Sri Lankan students the opportunity to study in the UK.
WHY STUDY IN THE UK?
The demand for a world-class qualification and the skills required in a modern environment encourage over 9,000 Sri Lankans to leave the island and pursue their higher education in the UK. The courses in the UK are comparatively shorter, which many Sri Lankans see as an opportunity to start earning early.
UK scientists and institutions have won almost 100 Nobel Prizes for their scientific achievements. The UK's creative brains, i.e. artists, fashion designers, film and television stars, and leisure software designers are regarded among the best in the world. Their work is worth £112 billion every year.
UK'S VIBRANT CULTURE
It has an exciting, fun culture. The UK is a cosmopolitan place to live. Many thousands of families from around the world have made the UK their home, creating a richly diverse, open-minded, multicultural society. There are also more than a quarter of a million international students in the UK at any one time.
You've probably come across the UK's vibrant popular culture through its music, television and films. Now you can find out what it's like to be a real part of it. This is after all, the home of Shane Ward, Keira Knightley, David Beckham, Coldplay, Radiohead, Michael Owen, Jude Law, Kevin Pietersen and Kate Winslet.
UK people like to get together and enjoy themselves. Theatres, concerts and art galleries can be found in all large towns and cities; big sports events take place every weekend; pubs and restaurants are everywhere.
THINGS TO DO BEFORE VISITING THE EDUCATION UK EXHIBITION
- Decide which course(s) you are interested in studying and to do this,
- Identify your own personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Explore opportunities and barriers in the environment. Speak to your teacher, parents and counselors at the Education UK, British Council.
- Visit www.educationuk.org/srilanka and refer to publications such as the Careers 2013 and Club UK
- Short list the institutions you are interested in
- Not all the institutions exhibiting will offer the course you are looking for, so there is no point visiting each and every stall. Your time will be better spent focusing on those you know have courses you are interested in.
- Visit websites beforehand to help you shortlist - check the participating institutions in Colombo
- Think about how you will fund your studies
- Find out whether you meet the entry requirements
- Make copies of relevant certificates
SUBJECT SEMINARS BY EXPERTS
We have arranged a series of seminars for your benefit. Online registrations for these seminars are now closed. However you can walk in for the seminar of your choice on the days of the exhibition. Please do note that the admissions are on a first-come, first served basis. View the seminar schedule>
Check the list of participating institutions to get more info and their offers.
FIND OUT MORE
For more information you can call us on 011 7521521/ 7521576/ 7521577 or visit www.educationuk.org/srilanka.
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