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EDUKEX to showcase UK institutions

Manama, November 28, 2007

The region’s biggest exhibition of UK education institutions, offering free information and advice to students who are considering study in the UK, will be held in Bahrain.

The British Council’s annual Education UK exhibition (EDUKEX) 2007, to be held at the Gulf Hotel on December 1 and 2, gives students the opportunity to talk directly to some of the leading education institutions from the UK. This year more than 35 institutions will be attending part in the exhibition.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by minister of education Dr Majid Al Nuaimi and attended by British Ambassador Jamie Bowden, British Council director Sandra Hamrouni and other dignitaries.

Representatives from the UK institutions will be on hand to advise on everything from the range of courses and qualifications available at their institutions to programme content, the selection procedure, entry requirements and application process, tuition methods, living costs, accommodation options and extra curricular activities.

EDUKEX 2007 also offers advice on living in the UK and visas. 

UK qualifications are recognised and valued by employers around the world, giving UK graduates relevant, marketable skills that are a sound investment for their future careers and potential income levels.

Students learn in an inspiring environment which challenges and encourages independent thinking, in a country with a tradition of excellence in education and long experience in welcoming and catering for overseas students. 

More than 10,000 students from the Middle East are currently studying in the UK and the UK continues to be the top choice for overseas study amongst students in the region.

“EDUKEX 2007 brings together a large number of prestigious UK institutions which offer everything from academic and vocational programmes to summer English language courses and A levels. It is the perfect opportunity to meet a wide variety of UK institutions and compare what’s on offer – all with the guarantee of quality that comes with selecting the UK as an overseas study destination,” said deputy director for the British Council in the UAE and responsible for Education UK across the Middle East Alison Devine.

EDUKEX 2007 began its tour of the region on November 17 in Abu Dhabi before moving on to Dubai (November 18 and 19), Saudi Arabia (November 21 to 28). The tour concludes in Kuwait (December 4 and 5).  – TradeArabia News Service




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