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THE BEST POSSIBLE YOU, MADE POSSIBLE IN THE UK

TOP RANKED UNIVERSITIES

With a global reputation for research and academic excellence, and home to some of the world’s top-ranking universities, the UK is the perfect place to discover your talents.

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WEBINAR PROGRAMME

Join our in-depth webinars with experts and students or watch the recordings. Find out how to succeed with your application and get your studies in the UK off to a flying start!

Monday 4 October Tuesday 5 October Wednesday 6 October Thursday 7 October Friday 8 October
10.00 to 10.45
Study in the UK: An introduction
The cost of studying in the UK: Answers from universities
Post Brexit applications to the UK: an introduction from the experts
IELTS – test your English!
Ask all questions - big and small!
11.00 to 11.45
What's special about studying in the UK?
Cost of studying in UK: Students’ views
How it works: Gaining work experience while studying
Applying to arts universities and conservatoires
Students in conversation with UK university leaders
16.00 to 16.45
A step-by-step guide to applying for an undergraduate degree
What is special about studying in Wales?
How to write your personal statement for your application – a coaching session
A step-by-step guide to your visa application
17.00 to 17.45
A step-by-step guide to applying for a postgraduate degree
What is special about studying in Scotland?
Your teacher’s reference for your application – tips and tricks
Going abroad while studying in the UK: mobility programmes at UK universities
10.00
A warm welcome is waiting for you in the UK! In our first session, we speak with European students to bring you their insider tips about arrival in the UK, university life and culture, studying during the pandemic, vaccination for students… and any other questions you may want to ask.
Speakers: Vaiva Paulauskaite, Student Ambassador, University of Leeds , Melda Ece Kelemcisoy, GREAT scholarship 2020/21 and Carolina Jiménez, Head of Education, British Council Spain
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11.00
You’re thinking about studying abroad – a big decision! In this session you will hear what makes a UK degree different and special. Discover the UK’s innovative teaching methods, learning through small discussion groups and amazing placements in industry. You can take special degrees in niche areas or mix the subjects you love to form your very own degree.
Speakers: Caroline Townley, International Officer, University of Manchester and Mikaela Green, International Recruitment Officer, University of Derby
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16.00
Applying to study in the UK isn’t as complicated as you might think! In this session, the British Council and a UK university admissions expert will go through every step for a successful application: research, apply, accept, register, visa, accommodation and travel. Not difficult if you follow each step at the right time.
Speakers: Rebecca Denmark, Student Recruitment Manager (Europe), University of Surrey and Carolina Jiménez, Head of Education, British Council Spain
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17.00
If you are planning to apply for a master or postgraduate degree, join this session where UK universities share their top tips on what to do – and what to avoid. From how to write a statement that stands out, to what references to include and how to prepare for an interview, the session will help you prepare a successful application to your university.
Speakers: Sam Twells, Regional Manager Student Recruitment (Europe), University of Cambridge and Katerina Fegarou, Education Marketing Manager, British Council Greece
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10.00
How much does it cost to study in the UK? Where do I look for scholarships? What living expenses will I have to pay? Get answers to your money-related questions directly from UK universities - including tips for students to save on travel, culture, etc.
Speakers: Lawrence Barnard, International Student Recruitment Officer, Imperial College London and Frazer Roberts, International Recruitment Officer, University of Wolverhampton
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11.00
No better way to learn than to hear from those that have already been there. How do international students manage the costs of studying and living in the UK? What tips can they offer? How much do they really spend monthly? Hear from the real experts at living in the UK on a student budget.
Speakers: Anudi Bandara , Lotta Esselstrom, University of Worcester student , Ekaterina Buryakova, University of Ulster and João Sá, SOAS University of London
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16.00
Croeso i Gymru! Welcome to Wales! One of the four countries of the UK, Wales and its universities have a lot to offer students. Discover Wales from the point of view of an international student and hear about some amazing Wales-only support and mobility offers.
Speakers: David (Dai) Evans, Regional Manager, University of Cardiff and Jennifer Walker, International Officer, University of Swansea
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17.00
Scotland is renowned for hosting some of the UK’s most innovative universities, responsible for world-changing discoveries in engineering, science and medicine. To listen to Scottish universities and students, register here.
Speakers: Emma Parkinson, International Officer, Edinburgh Napier University , Adrienn Hortobagyi, International Officer EU, University of Glasgow and Pablo, currently a BEng Software Engineering student at Edinburgh Napier University
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10.00
Brexit? Visa? Healthcare arrangements? Don’t panic! An experienced school counsellor in conversation with a UK university will review and explain the application process and how universities and counsellors can support you, including all new steps for EU students and will clarify any questions you may have.
Speakers: Tadas Lavickas, Regional Manager, University of Worcester and Kathryn Abell, Student advisor, Edukonexion
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11.00
Want to gain work experience while studying in the UK? Find out how universities can support you with work placements – and discover how all this is possible on a student visa.
Speakers: Gemma Connell, Student Recruitment Officer, University of Stirling , Scarlett Armstrong, International Officer, University of Leeds , Lia Stancheva, Student Ambassador, University of Leeds and Mark Sharpe, Student Ambassador, University of Stirling
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16.00
Your personal statement is a very important part of your UCAS university entry form; it’s where you show who you are and demonstrate that your skills, experience and aspirations are suited to the course. A group of experienced school counsellors will explain how to write a stand-out statement.
Speakers: Lauren Scarratt, International Officer, University of Durham and Pamela O'Brien, British Council School Madrid
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17.00
Completing your UCAS form for undergraduate application? Your teacher or supervisor will need to write a reference for you. What does a reference need to include? Experienced school counsellors review what needs to go into the teachers reference to make it stand out. If your school is not familiar with the UK admissions system, you will get tips to help your teacher write a good reference for you.
Speakers: Lucy Hendry, Global Recruitment Officer, Oxford Brookes University and Kathy Angelopoulou, Deputy Coordinator in the IB Diploma Programme at CGS
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10.00
IELTS is the most widely accepted English language test for education, employment and emigration worldwide. All UK universities and institutions of higher education accept IELTS as proof of proficiency in the English language. Join this webinar to find out what you need to know about the English exam and learn about free online materials, webinars and courses that help you prepare for the IELTS test.
Speakers: Sarah Philpot, IELTS trainer
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11.00
The UK hosts some of the most internationally recognised art schools and award-winning conservatoires. Discover some of the places that open up your future in music, arts or performance and the process to submit a successful application, slightly different to a standard programme.
Speakers: Sarah Lebrecht, Student Recruitment Manager, University of the Arts London (UAL) and Leva Lakute, Student Recruitment and International Relations Officer, Trinity Laban
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16.00
Applying for your UK student visa is very quick and simple. Learn when and how to apply successfully - university advisors, a British Council immigration expert and a student who has just done it all will be able to give you the details. Also, you will hear what the Graduate Route visa offers during and after your degree. Did you know you can work as a student? And that you can stay and work after your degree?
Speakers: Emma Thomas, Senior International Recruitment Officer at City, University of London , Luis Sierra, International Student Adviser and Ivar Moller
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17.00
Studying in the UK doesn’t mean staying in the UK only! UK universities are offering many different study abroad opportunities, from semesters to a full year abroad, all part of your UK degree. This webinar will explore mobility programmes and the UK’s new Turing scheme, which will fund your time abroad. You will hear how you can join a summer school or go on a short study placement anywhere in the world – from Australia to Zambia and anywhere in between!
Speakers: Abby Hanan, University of Warwick and Almut Caspary, Higher Education and Science Lead, British Council EU Region
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10.00
What clothes should I pack? What does ‘undergraduate’ mean? Do I need an interview to study in the UK? From the very basic to the most complex questions, our panel of British Council staff, university representatives and UK students are ready and willing to answer them.
Speakers: Jonathan Williams, International Recruitment Manager, University of Portsmouth , Ffion Bailey, Regional Manager, University of St Andrews , Isabel Kestler, Student, University of St Andrews and Joao Santos, Student, University of Portsmouth
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11.00
With over 400 study options for HE, the UK is a diverse study destination. This session is your unique opportunity to hear first-hand from UK university leaders. Students and university leaders will discuss what is special about student education, life and culture in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Speakers: Sir Steve Smith, University of Exeter, International Education Champion , Professor Lesley Haig, Vice-Chancellor AECC University College and Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor Swansea University
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