SI-UK University Fair Online Seminars | May 2021 london/
SI-UK University Fair Online Seminars | May 2021

SI-UK University Fair Online Seminars

Learn more about different aspects of studying in the UK.

UK University Fair Seminars

The SI-UK University Fair Online hosts a number of seminars designed to help international students learn as much as possible about studying in the UK.

Schedule

12:00

Starting your UK Education in 2021

If you are worried about the UK university application process, what to study and where to do it, the first seminar of the day will go over the basics of studying in the UK ahead of September 2021 entry.

Raveena Balani is a British Council accredited education professional with four years experience in the teaching and higher education sector in Thailand and the UK.
 
Raveena attended the Assumption University of Thailand to study Marketing Communications before going on to Oxford University in 2016 to complete an MSc in Education. She now liaises with universities in the UK and runs marketing campaigns with the institutions to support student recruitment.

12:30

University of Sussex: Best in the World for Development Studies

The University of Sussex was named the best university in the world for Development Studies for the fourth year in a row in 2020.

Sussex has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, attracting leading thinkers and researchers who teach over 500 stimulating and challenging undergraduate, masters and research courses designed to broaden your horizon and enable you to develop your career.

13:00

Writing a Powerful Personal Statement

When applying to study in the UK, students will need to sell themselves by writing a personal statement which details why a university should offer you a place. One of our most popular seminars will take you through the dos and don’ts of personal statement writing for undergraduate study.

Guy has many years of varied experience as a professional in international education. Beginning as a lecturer and roles in academic administration and management (including as a University Admissions Tutor), he was responsible for establishing and managing the academic infrastructure of the first embedded pathway college in the UK (HIBT, now HIC).
 
After increasing involvement in international recruitment there and then with Kaplan, for who he was Dean of Business, Guy became Director for Africa for PFL where he was responsible for operations and offices spread across 3 countries in what was then the largest agency in Africa. Subequently, in various senior and leadership roles in international education, Guy lived and worked in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, and most recently in China where he worked with Birmingham City University.

13:30

Climate Research in the Earth Sciences with Durham University

Durham conduct and disseminate rigorous research that deepens our understanding of the Earth and environment, and that transforms and enhances practices and outcomes in academia, in industry, and amongst practitioners.

Durham University is the third-oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge. It is a proud member of the Russell Group and currently ranks 86th in the world.

14:00

Alternative STEM: Future in Tech

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is an integral part of our future economic and social development. Learn more with Abertay University.

The Times and Sunday Times named Abertay University as its University of the Year for Teaching Quality after a second successive year of fantastic results in the National Student Survey.

14:30

Higher Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Next Steps

If you are looking for reassurance throughout this difficult period, SI-UK's UK Operations Director will be explaining in detail how hybrid learning is the future of UK higher education.

Guy has many years of varied experience as a professional in international education. Beginning as a lecturer and roles in academic administration and management (including as a University Admissions Tutor), he was responsible for establishing and managing the academic infrastructure of the first embedded pathway college in the UK (HIBT, now HIC).
 
After increasing involvement in international recruitment there and then with Kaplan, for who he was Dean of Business, Guy became Director for Africa for PFL where he was responsible for operations and offices spread across 3 countries in what was then the largest agency in Africa. Subequently, in various senior and leadership roles in international education, Guy lived and worked in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, and most recently in China where he worked with Birmingham City University.

15:00

Study in London at St Mary's University

St Mary’s regularly ranks highly for teaching quality, student satisfaction and employment and has been ranked 1st in London for teaching satisfaction and course satisfaction..

"Hello my name is Gregory Barron – International Regional Manager here at St Mary’s University, London. Having lived, worked and studied in many different places across the world, I know how important it is to study in the right place.
 
St Mary’s has a lot to offer and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. Join me at the SI-UK event to learn more about studying at our beautiful campus in South West London. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about our courses, your application, the University and life in the amazing city of London."

15:30

The Future of Accounting in the World of AI

Join Birmingham City University for this special session on the future of accounting in the world of AI.

Samantha holds an honours degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management. She is ACMA, CGMA qualified and after a 15 year career in the banking and finance sector Samantha moved into higher education. She is a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy and has over 12 years of teaching, course management and leadership experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
 
Samantha is dedicated to teaching and learning, and ensuring all students are given the opportunities to achieve their full potential, broaden their experiences and embrace their individual personal development journey. She has been involved in departmental management since 2017 and is leading on the AACSB accreditation for the Business School.
 
Samantha has a keen interest in improving and developing the global network available to students during their studies, and has led many student field trips across Europe and the USA. She has been actively involved in expanding the international opportunities available to students here at Birmingham City University.
 

 

 
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