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Sessions on study options in UK

The British Council, with an aim to apprise school students of educational opportunities and options in the UK and more, held a career exposure programme on Jamshedpur campuses on Monday.

A team comprising officials of British Council and representatives of five UK universities visited Hill Top School, Carmel Junior College, Loyola School and Sacred Heart Convent. A session was also hosted at Beldih Club, where plus two from 35 schools were invited.

“This is more of an exposure visit because there are many students who don’t have the slightest idea about education in the UK. Hence, we want to acclimatise them with the existing system,” said Marina Gandhi, head education, East India, British Council.

Representatives of University of Bradford, Sheffield Hallam University, Edinburgh Napier University, Middlesex University and The University of Northampton delivered speeches.

“The courses offered by Indian universities are restricted, but the trend in the UK is different. For example, one can combine math with arts or science with design. The institutes mix and match courses keeping in mind the professional needs,” said Joe Victor, regional director, South Asia, Middlesex University.

The students were also told about TOEFL and how could they qualify it and other examinations to be eligible for visa.