19 institutions join International Study Fair tomorrow

Celebrating its fifth successful year in business, education services agency Findlay (B) Sdn Bhd is hosting its 10th International Study Fair tomorrow at The Rizqun International Hotel. Representatives of 19 institutions from the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, Singapore and Malaysia are are participating in the event to discuss tertiary study options with students for the 2019-2021 intake.

With the favourable Sterling Pound to Brunei Dollar exchange rate, this is the perfect time to look at studying in the UK. Adding to this, is the various attractive scholarships on offer. The University of Dundee, for example, is awarding Global Excellence Scholarships of up to GBP25,000 to applicants who demonstrate excellence through their academic, extra-curricular or voluntary activities. One of the UK’s top 30 universities according to the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, this is one of the universities to consider when choosing an institution to further your education.

Among the universities attending the fair include new Findlay partners – Bangor University in Wales and Malaysia’s Taylor’s University.

With students having just received their IGCSE results and ‘A’ Level results from the May/June exams, now is the time to consider study options and alternatives, including one-year foundation study programmes. Managing Director of Findlay Sunita Martin said, “These increasingly popular pathways offer studies that are usually located on the campus of their partner university, making the transition from the college to the university very smooth. The student will already be familiar with their chosen university whilst still within the smaller and well-supported college environment.”

Findlay will represent universities and colleges that were unable to send representatives to the fair and also showcase its Morrisby Career Profiling psychometric assessments for students who are unsure of what educational or career directions to take.

To grab the interest of attendees, there will be presentations on a number of topics, including one on crafting impressive personal statements, introductions to Queens University Belfast and Coventry University, as well as pathways to colleges in The Netherlands.

The private sector is also supporting the fair, with leading professionals available to chat to students and their parents about careers in their fields. Ministry of Education officers from the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council will be available for enquiries related to their area. Other companies present include Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) to discuss financing studies, Plus-Exp with their internship product and CfBT to answer questions on IELTS.

Martin added, “Findlay’s service is comprehensive, personalised and long-term, starting with a thorough assessment of the student’s academic background, interests, study and career aspirations. We assist them with applications and visas, pre-departure information sessions and stay in touch throughout their studies, even visiting them in their universities or colleges. When they graduate, they have free access to CV writing and interview skills workshops.”

File photo shows an International Study Fair organised by education services agency Findlay (B) Sdn Bhd. PHOTO: FINDLAY