The British Council organised UK Education Open Day at the Dhaka University campus office on 16 April 2016 with the participation of 14 local representatives. The event was open for all with options to pre-register or register on the spot.
BSB Global Network, Centre for Foreign Studies (CFS), Cubic Education, Education Excellence, H & I Council, H&S Education Services, IECC : Bangladesh, Karim & Karim Consultants, MACES, MIM Study Abroad, N & N International Education Consultancy Limited, Overseas Study Counselling Limited, Pinnacle Counselling Centre and RSL Education Counselling participated in the event to provide information on more than 100 UK institutions.
According to the latest Student Insight Survey, 36% of 1412 respondents use agents to get information on studying in the UK. Many students contact local agents to get information, advice and support in selecting the UK as their destination of higher studies. The agents highly value the engagement with the British Council and find it useful in gaining credibility from students and parents which are extremely important in the Bangladesh market.
Last year, due to the adverse political climate, some UK institutions faced challenges in making physical visits to Bangladesh. So the British Council decided to increase the number of UK Education Open days (Agents’ Exhibitions) to raise the portfolio of local agents’. This opened up scope for local agents to promote the UK institutions that they represent. Agents provided counselling to potential students on behalf of the partner UK institutions. The exhibition saw a footfall of 150 visitors. Four more UK Education Open Days will be organised as per the following schedule-
- 14 May in Rose View Hotel, Sylhet
- 21 May in The Peninsula, Chittagong
- 4 June in British Council, Dhaka University campus, Dhaka
- 30 July in Platinum Suites, Banani, Dhaka.