Conscious of how important it is for a our students to choose the best Universities in which to continue their studies, the School offers individual support to each one. We help them to decide what their best options are, according to their own abilities and their own preferences. That is why, as well as our own University Orientation Programme, we also organise an International Universities fair, each year. Students can learn first-hand about each institution´s requirements and plus points, This year, more than 150 of the World´s best Universities participated, presenting their institutions to both students from our own School and to others, from other Madrid schools.
Spain and the United Kingdom continue to be the preferred destination for our students looking to take up their university degrees and this was again evident at this year´s fair. In fact, Spain is in the top 5 countries in the World sending most university students to UK institutions. Our School is also strong evidence of this fact. More precisely, 45% of students who graduated School last year, are now studying degrees abroad, mainly in the UK. 40% in total, with some others also going to other European countries and the United States. The British Council School is excellent preparation for our students to be able to access whatever University they aim for. Each year, they receive offers from some of the most prestigious, such as Cambridge, King’s College, Bristol, Lancaster and many others.
As well as being quite international, the quality of British further education is acknowledged worldwide. It has a reputation for its research, its high quality standards, its innovative methodologies and its extremely wide offer. This was also something fairly evident at the Fair, with more than 150 universities from 11 countries, but predominantly British ones, with over 60 of these represented.
As we have done in previous years, and in the spirit of openness and collaboration in the educational world, the afternoon before the Fair, the School organised a series of talks to inform and advise Parents on the salient points of a University education in the UK and about the BiBac© International Baccalaureate. These talks are provided by our own British Council education experts. They were, as ever, very informative for all the families concerned.
*List of Universities attending the Fair: Spain: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Camilo José Cela; CEDEU; Centro Universitario Villanueva; CEV; ESCP Europe; Escuela Internacional de Protocolo; Escuela Universitaria de Hotelería y Turismo de Sant Pol; ESE MADRID (EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS); ESERP; ESNE; IE University; Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles; ISDE; Ministerio de Defensa; Nebrija Universidad; Universidad de Navarra; Universidad Europea de Madrid; Universidad Politécnica Madrid; Universidad Francisco de Vitoria; Universidad Pontificia Comillas; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; U-TAD. France: The American University of Paris. United States: Diablo Valley College; GSR; Saint Louis University Madrid Campus; Schiller International University; Suffolk University Madrid Campus; UC Irvine; UC San Diego; UC Los Angeles; UC Santa Barbara; UC Silicon Valley; UC Berkeley; UC Riverside; PACE; HULT; NYFA; UC Davies; Northeastern University; Baruch College; Contra Costa Colleges. Switzerland: Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne; International University in Geneva (IUG); Swiss Education Group; International School of Hotel Management Les Roches Spain/Switzerland; Glion Institute of Higher Education. Italy: Istituto Maragoni; John Cabot; Naba; Università Bocconi(Milan); Domus. Germany: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management GmbH; ISM International School of Management GmbH; University College Roosevelt; WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Holland: HZ University of Applied Sciences; Fontys University; Saxion University of Applied Sciences; Radboud University; Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam; Fontys; University of Allied Health Professions; Universiteit Leiden; Rotterdam Business School; University College Utrecht; Hotel School the Hague. UK: Bangor; Bristol; Bournemouth University; East Anglia University (E14); Essex University (E70); Falmouth University; Kent University(K24); Lancaster University; Plymouth; Reading; Southampton; St Mary´s University; Suffolk; Surrey; University College London; University College Birmingham; University of Arts London; University of Law; UWE Bristol; New College of the Humanities; Warwick; University of Westminster; University of Aberdeen; Aberystwyth University; Anglia Ruskin University; Bangor University; Bath College; Bath Spa University; University of Bedfordshire; Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts; University of Central Lancashire; Coventry University; Edge Hotel School; Goldsmiths University of London; Edge Hill University; University of Greenwich; Hult International Business School; University of Leicester; University of Lincoln; London College of Contemporary Arts; London School of Business and Finance; Instituto Marangoni; Newcastle University; University of Northampton; Northumbria University; Nottingham Trent University; University of Portsmouth; Richmond, The American International University in London; Regent's University London; Royal Holloway, University of London; Sheffield Hallam University; University of South Wales; Solent University; St Mary's University College; University of Sussex; Swansea University; University of Central Lancashire; University for the Creative Arts; University of Westminster; University Academy 92; University of Western England. Denmark: VIA University College; CPH Business Academy; Aarhus University; University College of Northern Denmark; Zealand; International Business Academy; University of Southern Denmark. Canada: Royal Roads University. Australia: James Cook University; University of Tasmania; Western Sydney University; University of Wollongong; University of Technology Sydney; Australian National University; ANU College; Griffith University; La Trobe University. New Zealand: University of Waikato; Media Design School. Others: University Academy 92; Campus International; University of Nottingham – Edukonexion; IEC; Uniworld.