With a great joint team effort between the local SIEM, Marcomms and Learning Centre, British Council Nepal succeeded to receive an amazing 600 response from prospective Nepali students in the global ‘Student Insight Survey’.

To ensure and moreover attract participation of more Nepali audience, we localised the incentive by roping in a sponsor in addition to winning the global grand prize- a round trip airline ticket. Our prize was the Sharp Boombox! The survey was primarily conducted for students who were starting to consider overseas study options or either on the verge of beginning their course.  

“I was in complete awe when I received the phone call. I first came across the survey while browsing through the British Council Nepal’s Newsletter. I’m also planning for my overseas study so the questionnaires in the survey were very relevant to me.”

Our winnerSaroj Acharya, 22, is currently working as an Engineer and like many Nepali students; he is also keen to pursue his Master’s Degree abroad. “In the following one or two years, I hope to pursue my overseas study either in the UK, Japan or USA”, he highlights.

At present he is currently researching about the universities. When asked what prospects he would be majorly looking at prior to going and studying overseas, he explains, “It is vitally important that the course I’m planning to undertake should specialise in Engineering, and then followed by the University and Country, and also scholarship opportunities.  All these factors should be taken into consideration and for proper planning and moreover to make the right choice it takes time.”

The Student Insight Survey has garnered nearly 180,000 responses since 2007 and is undoubtedly a very valuable database of student views and opinions on overseas study. This level of participation in Nepal has ensured that there will be some interesting, fresh and accurate information for delegates at the SIEM conference taking place next month, in Brighton, UK.

Our additional prize for Nepal along with a planned promotional campaign on all our Social Media platforms (Facebook, Newsletter and Website) to encourage participants to carry out the survey seems to have done the trick and achieve our targets on time.