Thursday 28 January 2016

The 18th annual Education UK Exhibition commenced today at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel for individuals who want to find out how an education experience in the UK will prepare them for an exciting career and give them a competitive edge in the global marketplace. The Exhibition is slated to take place on the 28th and 29th of January, 2016. 27 globally renowned UK universities have participated in the biggest UK education exhibition in Bangladesh.

Honourable Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury inaugurated the event as Chief Guest. Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, graced the event as Special Guest. Barbara Wickham, Director, British Council Bangladesh, was also present during the inauguration.

Speaking about the event, Barbara Wickham said, ‘The British Council actively help students and their parents to learn about study opportunities in the UK. Our annual Education UK Exhibitions showcase the range of study options available in the UK. Students and visitors will have the opportunity to seek advice on undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, scholarship opportunities and to find out what it is like to live and study in the UK. So, we encourage everyone to come and explore the options - and take those important first steps in the journey towards a quality education.’ Information about the UK visa application process, other opportunities offered by British Council to learn English, and complete internationally recognised qualifications from the UK was available.

Entry tickets to the exhibition were available at the venue, priced at BDT 50 only. Open from 12 pm to 6 pm today, the fair to be open from 11 am to 6 pm tomorrow. The event will also take place in Zinnia Hall, The Peninsula, Chittagong on 31 January 2016, and in Rose View Hotel, Sylhet on 3 February 2016. 

Notes to Editor

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