Taking the next step in education

Lyna Mohamad

Jerudong International School (JIS) Principal Nicholas Sheehan underscored that the annual Higher Education Evening is an important educational milestone in the students’ lives and marks the beginning of an intensive support and guidance process.

“We give students accurate advice that allows them to make well-informed decisions about the exciting next stage in their education,” Sheehan said during the event at the JIS Arts Centre on Wednesday.

Dean of Higher Education Alex Cook gave an overview of the system for guiding students in making university applications.

Presentations were made about a range of popular tertiary destinations, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

There was also an overview of the admission processes involved in Oxbridge applications for those aspiring to apply at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Parents and students at the Higher Education Evening. PHOTO: JIS

The evening also saw the launch of a new programme, the first in Asia, the Ivy House Award designed to develop key qualities and skills for students to thrive in a rapidly changing and increasingly challenging world.

Representatives from Findlay provided an opportunity for students and parents to discuss the Morrisby Profile.

Brunei Darussalam was represented by a team from Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Tiffany McDonald spoke about studying in Australia while Canadian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel delivered a talk on Canadian opportunities. British Deputy High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Natalie Gowers-Barnes conducted a booth and spoke to students and parents about the impact of COVID-19 on the university system in the UK.