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UK education expo pulls in crowds of aspirants

HYDERABAD: “My visit to the Education UK Exhibition- 2012 answered many of my doubts regarding education in a foreign country,” S Srinivas, a third year B.Com student of Badruka College said.

Published: 05th February 2012 04:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:49 PM   |  A+A-

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Students interacting with a delegate from a UK university during the Education Exhibition UK-2012, organised by the British Council in Hyderabad | EPS

HYDERABAD: “My visit to the Education UK Exhibition- 2012 answered many of my doubts regarding education in a foreign country,” S Srinivas, a third year B.Com student of Badruka College said.

After meeting delegates from various universities in UK at the day-long annual education exhibition on Saturday, the MBA aspirant told Express that interacting directly with the various representatives who had turned up gave him a clear idea on eligibility criteria, scholarships, preparing a statement of purpose, stay at UK etc.

Representatives from over 38 universities were at the exhibition.

Speaking to Express, international officer from University of Kent, Kimberly Tritton said that the MBA course offered by them is popular with students from India and as many as 187 Indian students were pursuing various post graduation and undergraduate courses in the university.

She added that prior work experience of three years would be an advantage to management aspirants.

Most of the university representatives also said they preferred candidates with a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0.

But Tritton said that University of Kent only asks for the academic record and extra-curricular activities for admission to undergraduate courses.

Martin M Binns of Bradford College of University Centre said that the journalism and animation courses at the university are much sought.

Experts also addressed students’ queries on visas and scholarships.

Speaking to Express, L Dhanasekaran, head of Education UK (South India) of British Council said they will be conducting similar exhibitions in Chennai, Bangalore and Pune in the next few days.



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