Study in the UK: A Road to A New Adventure

Monday 10 February 2014


British Council Philippines will hold its annual Education UK Exhibition at the Main Ballroom of Intercontinental Hotel, Makati on Saturday, February 15, from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. 

Focused on increasing overseas education opportunities for Filipinos, the exhibition will feature 18 institutions. These include Cambridge Education Group, Hult International Business School, International Study Centres UK and Europe, London School of Commerce, Northumbria University, University Of Bedfordshire, University Of Kent, University Of Northampton, University Of Reading Malaysia, University Of South Wales, University Of Sunderland, University Of The Arts London, University Of Warwick, and University Of West London. Four universities are attending the Education UK Exhibition in Manila for the first time: City University London, Richmond University, Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton.

Studying in the United Kingdom is indeed a new adventure! This Exhibition is the perfect opportunity for parents and interested students to discuss their options and concerns directly with the schools’ representatives. Moreover, they will have access to the right information to make their decisions.

Having a degree from a UK university is a mark of prestige the world over. Students are taught with the world’s best teaching and research experts and exposed to dynamic, innovative and multi-cultural learning environments. Each year, the UK welcomes international students from 200 nations with more than 5,000 Filipino students spread out across the British Isles. 

Pursuing an education in the UK is within reach and surprisingly affordable compared to the usual destinations favoured by many Filipinos. Depending on one’s focus, length of study and course option, a postgraduate course normally takes only one year to finish while an undergraduate course can be completed in just three years. In addition, UK degrees are now made more accessible through transnational education arrangements in the Philippines and nearby countries Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. These degrees can be completed fully in these countries or partly in the United Kingdom.

Filipino alumni of British colleges and universities are successful and are highly regarded in their respective fields. They have found greater opportunities for employment and are given good positions in their organisations upon returning to the Philippines. Among the outstanding Filipinos who studied in the UK are former University of the Philippines President Francisco Nemenzo, former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo, accomplished lawyers Katrina Legarda, Harry Roque and Danny Concepcion, stage actress Monique Wilson, and current Presidential Commission on Good Government Commissioners Richard Amurao, Maita Chan-Gonzaga and Gerard Mosqueda.

Free seminars about topics relevant to studying in the UK, like visas and university applications, will also run alongside the Education UK Exhibition.

Notes to Editor

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About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover, which last year was £781m. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.