Identifying appropriate courses and universities and eventual career is always a difficult decision.
The pandemic has imposed additional questions – safety, teaching format, student experience etc.
This is further compounded by the uncertainty of ‘A’ Level grades and IB scores as these will be based on course work, teachers’ predicted grades etc rather than actual exams.
To help students address some of these concerns, HRDS has arranged the StudyGlobal 1-2-1 Counselling Fair to help students have personal discussions with university staff.
The event, which will be held at SEAMEO Voctech Regional Centre in Gadong on July 7, has attracted some of the top universities in United Kingdom (UK) and Australia.
“We will be using appropriate technology to facilitate direct dialogue between university staff members and the students,” said Maizura Bakar from HRDS.
“Students may also ask additional questions on eligibility, current offers, change of course, deferral, accommodation etc.
“This is a crucial period for a student who needs direct access to a university staff member and be able to have a one-to-one dialogue to make an informed decision.”
The Australian universities taking part in the fair are University of Adelaide, Griffith University, Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Monash University, QUT, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT and the University of Queensland.
The UK universities involved in the event are Aberdeen, Bath, Birmingham City, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, Coventry, Glasgow, Lancaster, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Queen’s Belfast, Salford, Southampton and Strathclyde.
Students are advised to bring all their documents to the counselling fair.
The documents should include qualifications and transcripts.
Students who have already applied should also bring all correspondence with the university or UCAS.
During the fair representatives from the Australian universities will be available from 1pm to 3pm and the UK universities from 4pm to 6pm. Students can register via https://forms.gle/atn7BZ7FwVnbUw567.