20 universities take part in study fair

Izah Azahari

Findlay (B) Sdn Bhd held its 11th International Study Fair yesterday at the Songket Ballroom of The Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong to prospect potential universities and pathway colleges for students.

Twenty universities from the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, offering a number of programmes which is in line with Findlay’s tagline ‘Solutions to Education, Jobs, and Excellence’ were part of the fair.

Managing Director Sunita Martin explained that the study fair has been timed with the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level results which are coming out later this month.

Every year Findlay includes different sets of universities, but annually includes the Scholarship Section and the Accreditation Section of the Ministry of Education so they can answer questions from students on the spot.

In supporting His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s call for people to consider the private sector as their place of employment and to diversify the private sector, Findlay has invited Ghanim International Corporation as a representative of the Halal industry in the Sultanate.

Meanwhile, the Director, Training and Consultancy of Findlay William Martin explained the pathway colleges are foundation colleges. Martin added that Findlay believes in offering the maximum choice to cater for as many ranges, tastes, and capabilities as possible to find out what students can do.

Also present at the International Study Fair was Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Natalie Gowers-Barnes, who said that “there is still a huge interest in going to the UK for students, as it is a multi-culture and multi-faith country.

“It’s not all about study, obviously that’s the main part, but I think maintaining your own personality and being authentic to the things you enjoy, to have that balance between study and life,” added the Deputy High Commissioner.

Students at the study fair in conversation with one of the representatives. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI