Delegates representing nine universities from across the UK visited eight schools in Kathmandu as part of Education UK school mission. The mission was organised from 9 to11 September for A Level and +2 students with a vision to give local students who are on the verge of planning their undergraduate studies the opportunity to directly interact with the representatives of UK Universities.
Over the course of three days, the delegation interacted about different aspects of studying in the UK with over 750 students including visa application process. “The presentation from Sheffield Hallam University regarding ‘choosing a course (subject) which we are passionate about’ was very inspiring and will be very applicable when we decide to choose once after the completion of our studies,” expressed the students from The British School.
“It was a great platform to understand what it’s like studying and living in the UK. Moreover, interaction in person plays a vital role for us to clarify our queries and gain better understanding about UK and its universities,” voiced the students from Rato Bangla School.
The nine universities in this year’s delegation included University of Bath, Middlesex University, University of Hertfordshire, University of Bolton, University of West England, Northumbria University, Coventry University, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Greenwich.
‘We want our students to make some reform choices when they decide to go abroad to pursue their higher studies. Participating in school mission programmes, it gives our students the opportunity to think and make decisions of their own interest rather than choosing a path because of peer or family pressure,” described Gemma Caine’s, Sixth Form Coordinator from The British School.
The School Mission was a fantastic opportunity not just for the students and their respective schools but also for the Universities.
“The students were very communicative and inquisitive. They were enquiring about range of courses from Computer Science, Engineering, to Animation so witnessing such range of interest was very remarkable. This gives us the opportunity to better understand students’ interests in Nepal,” expressed Victoria Woodward, Representative from University of Hertfordshire.
The enthusiasm of the participating universities, schools and especially the students were very encouraging and the British Council Nepal is considering extending school mission outside the capital.