British Council holds 2015 Education UK postgraduate Exhibition
The three-day event hosted by over 40 UK institutions served as a platform for both UK institutions and students interested in studying in the UK.
Speaking at the exhibition in Lagos, Sephora Imomoh, Project Manager, British Council, said, “In 2013, we piloted the postgraduate focused exhibition because of the demand for information specifically around postgraduate international qualifications. The event is designed to provide avenue where prospective students can get immediate responses to their questions about postgraduate study in the UK.
“UK courses give individuals the skills, qualifications and connections needed to succeed in their chosen career. UK degrees have a global reputation for quality and employers worldwide recognise them for their high standards”
Presenting his institution’s offer to visitors, Dr. David Lonie of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, said; “Robert Gordon University is well-renowned for its expertise in subjects as diverse as art and design, management and engineering.
Explaining why the University of Brighton is suitable for international students, Barry Lee Scherer, Principal Lecturer at the school, said the institution is great for students because of the city’s proximity to London, its exit routes to Central and Western European and its serene atmosphere.
Visitors to the exhibition acknowledged that it was a worthwhile experience. Bassey Blessing, a graduate of Business Management said; “I visited several stands and discussed with their officials who explained that as a postgraduate student, I would be allowed to work in the UK while studying and I think I like that.
Jibodu Oluwabusola, a graduate of Architecture, said the event met her expectations. “It has been really helpful to be able to meet the delegates one-on-one. Applying online could turn into a nightmare because you can’t really ask questions and clear up gray areas but this programme allows one to get face-to-face with officials of the various universities.