Spain and the UK remain the most popular university destinations for our students. This was again obvious at this year’s International University Fair, organized by the School on the 15th January. Over 60 universities attended from the some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Our extremely well prepared students can gain access to any university they set their mind to. A number of our students have already received offers from Bath, Cambridge, Bristol, Kings College, Imperial College, Lancaster and UCL from amongst others.
Our Year 11, 12 and 13 students were able to visit the Fair and gather information about which degree courses to take and also the best universities to go to in order to reach their goals. Parents also joined us and some through appointments could get a better understanding of the entrance requirements and possibilities open at various universities, particularly those abroad. The Fair was also open, as it has been on other occasions, to students from other schools. This year, a group students from Kensington School visited the Fair.
A total of 61 universities from 10 different countries, both public and private, were present. They represent the enormous range of possibilities on offer to our students, as they think about their future. Representatives from Harvard, the Politécnica University in Madrid, Carlos III, ICADE, Kent & Lancaster joined together to give students information so they can make an informed choice. Universities from other countries such as Germany, Malta & Switzerland also joined us.
Although Spain continues to be the most popular destination, each year, more and more students are going abroad to continue their further education. Of these, the UK is still favourite.
As we do every year, the Fair was preceded by three talks to inform and advise parents. The first was about the school’s BiBac® Bilingual Baccalaureate Programme by Pamela O’Brien, Head of Secondary; another about the entrance requirements at British universities, given by our Deputy Head of Secondary, Marileo Trendchard; and the third on American universities, by Nanor Demirjian, Academic Consultant at Fullbright/Education USA.
*British Council School International University Fair has been assisted by the following centers: SPAIN: British Council IELTS, CEDEU, Centro Universitario Villanueva, CEU Universidad San Pablo, CEV, CIS Endicott International University, ESCP Europe, Escuela Internacional de Protocolo y Organización de Eventos, ESERP Business & Law School, ESIC, ESNE, EUHT Sant Pol, ICAI/ICADE Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, IE University, IEB Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, IED Istituto Europeo Di Design, ISDE, Ministerio de Defensa (Ejército de Tierra y Armada Española), Real Centro universitario Maria Cristina el Escorial, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Universidad de Navarra, Universidad de Nebrija, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, U-TAD. UK: Coventry University, Falmouth University, GLION Institute of Higher Education, HULT International Business School, IEC, Istituto Marangoni London, Lancaster University, Middlesex University London, Northumbria University Newcastle, The University of Buckingham, UAL: University of The Arts London, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Kent, University of Roehampton London, University of Suffolk, University of Suffolk, University of Surrey, University of Sussex. USA: Diablo Valley College, Harvard, Oxbridge Academic Programs, Richmond University, Saint Louis University, Suffolk University Boston. MALT: Malta STC Higher Education. ITALY: Bocconi University. GERMANY: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. GENEVA: International University in Geneva. SWITZERLAND: École Hôtelière de Lausanne. INTERNATIONAL: Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Schiller International University.