UK Week at the British Council Nepal concluded on a high note attracting a huge number of aspiring students. The event kicked off on 28 July at the office premises. The UK week was organised to connect Nepali students with the UK education system, its culture and the society. The ambience lightened up with students thronging for Education UK counselling, screening of blockbuster movies and participating in interactive English quizzes. Other main highlights included UK Universities presentations; IELTS tip session and a discussion forum with Nepali graduates from UK universities.
Priyanka who is currently planning to go abroad for her higher studies voiced out in excitement that organising UK Week is one of the best ways to connect Nepalese students to the UK education system.
“It’s a great opportunity to get an insight about studying and living in the UK directly from the UK University representatives. This will help us tremendously in making the right choice after finishing our A Level studies,” expressed Deepak Karki. However, there were few who also wished for visa information and IELTS Tips sessions to be conducted on daily basis.
The students particularly found the interacting with former UK graduates most fruitful. Many described hearing them speak as ‘illuminating’ and that it was very informative and inspiring for them. While Pranay Shrestha who is also an Alumni of Sheffield Hallam University shared his thoughts on being a part of our event, “British Council’s initiation as a mediator between student and UK University makes those dreams of prospective Nepali students to go to UK possible. It’s the best platform to gain information about the UK.”
While one of the UK University Representatives, Sudha highlighted “It’s always thrilling to interact with students and organising such event will promote us too to welcome more students to our university.”
Our first UK Week celebration was a fun filled learning venture for many and a great way to end the day at the British Council.