On 12 February 2015, the 17th Education UK Exhibition opened its doors to prospective students. Over a thousand of them came to the Pan Pacific Sonaragon hotel in Dhaka, along with parents, teachers, HR professionals and training managers to get the opportunity to meet delegates from 38 renowned UK Higher Education institutions.
The Honourable Minister for Education Mr Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh inaugurated the event as the Chief Guest. His Excellency Robert W. Gibson, CMG, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh attended the event as a special guest.
Visitors had 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. Information was available about the UK visa application process as well as other opportunities offered by the British Council to learn English and complete internationally recognised qualifications from the UK.
Country Director Barbara Wickham said: “The British Council actively help students and their parents to learn about study opportunities in the UK. Our annual EducationUK Exhibitions showcase the range of study options available in the UK. Students and visitors will have the opportunity to seek advice on further education, 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 on the journey towards a quality education.”
His Excellency Robert W. Gibson, CMG, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh said: “The UK is an international destination of choice for higher education from students globally. With a strong reputation for research, innovation and creativity, the faculties of the UK’s universities and colleges attract some of the world’s leading academics and industry professionals. Students studying in the UK receive an education that enables them to become creative and independent thinkers. They learn what it takes to be a Global Citizen and how to adapt to a fast changing world. UK education prepares them for an exciting career and gives them a competitive edge in the global marketplace. The UK is ready to welcome the brightest and the best from Bangladesh and every country in the world."
The exhibition then travelled to Chittagong on 15 February 2015 at the Peninsula Hotel, and Sylhet on 18 February at the Rose View Hotel. In total, more than 3000 visitors attended all these events.