British universities open for September intake, says Findlay

Parents concerned about the global COVID-19 pandemic will be interested to know that British universities are open for the September intake, said education service provider Findlay (B) Sdn Bhd in a statement.

According to its Managing Director Sunita Martin, the universities “are working hard to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place for students coming to campus. While there are many variations – broadly speaking – most (of the universities) are planning to teach face-to-face for their tutorials, seminars and lab work, with large lectures online until such time as the restrictions are eased further, based on the United Kingdom (UK) government guidelines”.

Some of the universities, she added, have delayed the start of the new term to October, while others are offering January 2021 as an alternative start date.

“Students who are unable to travel in time for the start of term may be able to have online classes arranged for them until they can arrive on campus,” she said. “It is certainly going to be the most flexible start to university life that we have ever seen.”

Meanwhile, Findlay is set to hold a UK education fair online for students on July 8, 10 and 14 from 3-6pm for prospective students considering further studies in the UK as well as current offer-holders seeking information or considering switching course.

Martin added, “On each of the three days, there will be representatives from eight universities talking about degree options, entry requirements, teaching plans, student experience and accommodation arrangements.”

On the virtual arrangement, she said, students can attend the appointment from the comfort of their own home, and if need be, “they can also come to Findlay office and use our Wi-Fi connection for their appointments” with the university representatives.

On July 8, the universities available will be Birmingham City, De Montfort, Hertfordshire, London South Bank, Northumbria, Plymouth, South Wales and York St John, while July 10 will see Bangor, Coventry, University of Law, Portsmouth, Northumbria, Robert Gordon, University College Birmingham and Winchester. On July 14, the universities in participation will be Dundee, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Queen’s Belfast, Southampton, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Surrey.

These universities represent a broad range of subjects and entry requirements, allowing students to have a number of possibilities to choose from.

To book an appointment for the fair, students are required to pre-register with Findlay via bit.ly/2ZfPLMN.

For information, parents and students can contact Findlay at 8886776 or 2428658 or visit its social media pages.