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Expo to showcase UK study opportunities

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Stephanie Sutcliffe
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British Council Bahrain is organising the annual Study UK Exhibition 2017, giving prospective students for undergraduate and graduate programmes the opportunity to meet representatives from universities, colleges and educational institutions.

The exhibition will take place on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning and evening, at the University of Bahrain.

Organised annually by the British Council, this expo is expected to attract more than 1,500 visitors to meet representatives from up to 20 UK universities and institutions.

The inauguration by British Ambassador Simon Martin will be attended by key figures from the education sector.

The exhibition is part of the British Council’s initiative to enhance cultural and educational relations between Bahrain and the UK by helping create a knowledge-based economy.

Prospective students from across Bahrain are invited to attend the exhibition to obtain information about education opportunities, admission, available programmes and scholarships directly from the universities’ representatives.

“More than 1,000 young Bahrainis choose to study in the UK so we are very pleased to welcome this delegation of British higher education institutions to Bahrain to showcase the programmes they offer,” said British Council director Richard Rooze.

“Bahraini students and their parents will have the opportunity to explore higher education in the UK and to get first-hand answers to any questions they may have about studying there.

“I strongly encourage everyone who is thinking about studying abroad to visit the exhibition – you will find it a very worthwhile experience.”

The Study UK Exhibition provides students with the chance to learn more about UK education opportunities and courses and the extensive choices being offered for degree programmes at every level or even English language and vocational skills.

Information about institutions, entry requirements, visas and travel will also be provided at the event.

There will also be a dedicated Bahrain UK Alumni corner where students can ask alumni about their experience first-hand.

The British Council also plays an important role in providing opportunities for both Middle East and UK institutions to meet potential partners for mutually beneficial collaborations in transnational education and research.

This year, students can experience the exhibition through British Council’s new Study UK Exhibitions mobile app, which is downloadable for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android devices.

This app allows students to learn about British Council exhibitions around the world and view the accompanying activities and events and the participating institutions. The exhibition is open to the public. Visitors can register online to avoid queues upon arrival.

For registration and further information, please visit https://www.britishcouncil.bh/en/events/education-uk-exhibition-edukex-2017.

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