Tuesday 15 October 2013

This year’s best chance to find out about UK education

The UK Education Exhibition 2013 will see the largest ever number of participating institutions - 68 UK universities, colleges and schools. Organised by the British Council Vietnam, the exhibition will hit Hanoi (Melia Hotel), Ho Chi Minh City (Intercontinental Hotel) and Danang (Novotel Hotel) on 19, 20 and 22 October. 

Vietnamese parents and students will find information on diverse undergraduate, postgraduate and pathway programmes. Domestic programmes leading to UK-accredited degrees will also be exhibited. In addition, attendees will received information about 60 scholarship programmes.. 

To register, please visit www.educationuk.org/vietnam. Also on this website, you can find out more about the participating institutions as well as details of the different scholarship programmes.

The UK Corner is one of this year’s highlights.It will stage Living Books (Vietnamese alumni and students currently studying in the UK), IELTS high scorers and even a UK-themed musical! 

They have been invited to the exhibition to share their experiences with future UK-bound students. Some of these Living Books have landed jobs with global companies and are still based in the UK to work. They will act as an inspiration to those who plan to look for employment in the UK after graduation.

A Vietnamese IELTS candidate who scored an overall band 9 will come to the exhibition in Hanoi to share his top tips for preparing for the test. 

Exhibition goers can also experience traditional English and Scottish  dances and music, and take photos with characters wearing Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes costumes. The super-short musical ‘Tep’s great adventure’ will take you the length of the UK to meet British people and to enjoy the breath-taking countryside.. 

Chris Brown, Country Director, British Council Vietnam said: ‘2013 marks the British Council’s 20 year anniversary in Vietnam. So I am delighted to see the record number of 68 institutions joining this year Education UK Exhibition; it reflects the high interest of UK institutions in strengthening links in Vietnam”

‘In 2012, a report commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed that 88% of international students were satisfied with the experience they had when studying in the UK. The UK also enjoys aglobal reputation for excellence in education and skills.

‘And studying in the UK is very affordable. A recent research published by HSBC reveals that the combined annual tuition fees and cost of living of the UK are significantly cheaper than those of Australia and the US. Currently there are 8,000 Vietnamese students studying in the UK. 

‘So please do come to the 2013 Education UK Exhibition to meet representatives from UK institutions and talk to the Living Books. It is a great way to prepare for your own journey in the UK.’

Please find below times, dates and venues of the events: 

Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Da Nang
Melia Hotel – 44B Ly Thuong Kiet

InterContinential Hotel – Corner Hai Ba Trung &

Le Duan BI, District 1

Novotel Hotel - 36 Bach Dang, Hai Chau District
Saturday 19 October 2013, 01.30 p.m to 06.00 p.m Sunday 20 October 2013, 01.30 p.m to 06.00 p.m Tuesday 22 October 2013, 02.00 p.m to 05.00 p.m

Notes to Editor

For further information, please kindly contact:

Le Thu Hien
Education Marketing Manager
British Council
20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T +84 (0)4 38436780 (ext.1962)  
F +84 (0)4 38434962


Vu Hai Dang
Communications Manager
British Council
20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
T +84 (0)4 38436780 (ext.1957)
F +84 (0)4 38434962

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