'My day at the International Student Fair...'
The International Student Fair held by Hotcourses Ltd, is one of the most useful resources available to students when deciding which university to go. I found it quite helpful at the last ISF event, not only because I met a lot of counselors from different UK universities, but I also got the information I needed from my dream university.
In my eyes, the last event was a big success. It was a bit chilly at that time in London, but the crowded Fair hall seemed to have turned the weather into summer. More than 60 different universities were at the fair, with many students from all over the world. There was also a stand from the UK Border Agency who dealt with students' visa queries, with a long queue in front of it all day. It seemed that student visa policy was the most concerned question for all the international students like me.
I met a girl named Irina. She was from Russia, and she came here with the hope of finding the course that suits her while at the same time not far from London.
"It's complicated to find a course online because there are thousands of choices, and it's also not realistic for me to go to the campus on its Open day because I lived in Russia. Thanks to this Fair, I got the chance talking to college staff face to face, and I got answers to my questions."
I was hoping to get the information I need for the course of Journalism, and I've heard the reputation of the University of Westminster for a long time while I was still at home. Lucky for me, I found the Westminster stand there too, and they've got very detailed brochures for all of their courses. I was so excited when I was told that I totally met their entry requirements, and I've decided to make an application the next year.
The Student Fair is just like a bridge, which connects the International students to the UK institutions in a simplest way.
If you want to know more about the current UK education condition, why not attend an Education Fair next time? I'm sure you'll get all the educational information you want, and probably your wonderful education career just starts from here!
The next Student Fair is on June 18th 2011 in London.
Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.