The British Council organised a regional Study UK Virtual Fair on Saturday, 10 October 2020. Representatives from 27 UK higher education institutions, including 13 Russell Group Universities, British Council IELTS and UK Visa and Immigrations (UKVI) participated and interacted with prospective students from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic and following the introduction of the new graduate immigration route, this fair was the first of its kind, which provided an excellent platform for the students to access valuable information regarding a wide range of courses, scholarship opportunities, intake dates and admissions related information. 

With over 4500 registrations and 2500 attendees on the day of the event, the fair was a huge success and was received positively by higher education institutions and students alike. While some universities had over 400 unique visitors to their meeting rooms, on average, each university received over 200 unique visitors, providing students and higher education institution representatives the opportunity to directly interact with each other.

Some of the universities which took part in the fair include Queen Mary University of London, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, The University of Edinburgh, University of York, University of Strathclyde, SOAS University of London, Oxford Brookes University, Kings College London, and Durham University.

Big thanks to all involved at British Council, honestly, your support and help is really so appreciated and how hard you all work is really so evident. Thanks so much!

-Manchester Met University

Massive thanks to British Council for the event. Fantastic event and lots of great students.

-SOAS University

Sitting at the top of the world rankings, UK universities have a reputation for developing the skills that employers are looking for. It's not only about attending lectures - students actively engage with tutors through lively seminars, discussions and practical projects. This will help develop their critical thinking, creativity , and confidence. Alongside benefiting from the academic tradition of some of the world’s most famous universities, students will have access to the latest facilities due to the UK’s reputation for world-class research. A UK education also help them develop their English skills and confidence in speaking the language, an attribute that is highly valued by employers worldwide.