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Posted On: 16 March 2015 06:34 am
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Study in the UK Exhibition

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The British Festival 2015’s Study in the UK Exhibition is set to take place on 16th and 17th March at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The two-day event invites those interested in studying in the UK to explore the wide range of courses available and meet representatives from 31 universities, higher education institutions and English language course providers.

The exhibition, which will also include a number of seminars, is primarily aimed at those aged 16 to 25 who are interested in higher education in the UK, professionals seeking to advance their careers, parents interested in a UK education for their children, educators, school students and Qatari scholarship providers.

Opening speeches will be delivered by guests of honour, Dr. Khalid Al-Horr, Director of the Higher Education Institute, Supreme Education Council, and Ms Cecille El Beleidi, Deputy Head of Mission at British Embassy Doha.

Martin Hope, Director of the British Council Qatar said: “Employers in Qatar and around the world respect the renowned quality and value of a British education, which empowers students with the skills, qualifications and connections they need to launch a successful career. We are proud to launch this year’s Exhibition and delighted to see Qatar and the UK deepen educational ties through constant collaboration, educational exchange and knowledge sharing. This exhibition and wider British Festival 2015 are powerful vehicles for on-going exchange between the two countries in the areas of education, culture, science and sport.”

The UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency announced last month that in 2014, 1,860 students from Qatar were studying in the UK, an increase of 25% from the previous year, a statistic that reinforces the UK as the preferred destination for students from Qatar. Of those particular students, around three-quarters are pursuing undergraduate degrees and roughly one quarter pursuing postgraduate degrees.

Every year there are an increasing number of international students applying for UK undergraduate courses, and with hundreds of student visas secured annually and many universities offering scholarships, studying in the UK is a distinct possibility for many international students.

With the lowest drop-out rate in all of Europe, it is no surprise that more than 88% of international higher education graduates are satisfied with their UK learning experience, 86% of students are satisfied with their course overall and 93% of UK postgraduate students rated the quality of teaching positively.

Last year’s exhibition attendee and winner of the student trip to St Andrews in Scotland, Alodie Prihutama, commented: “The Education UK Exhibition 2014, organised by the British Council Qatar, wasthe perfect way for many prospective students, like myself, to get to know the potential university and its surroundings better, just as we are deciding which university to go to.”

“I attended the exhibition to get additional information on the British universities I had previously applied to. I applied to study for a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as the quality of teaching in the UK has been proven to be excellent. I felt this opportunity would also give me a good understanding of what a psychologist’s career would entail. The British Council has been very helpful and supportive throughout the process, providing me with all information I need.”

Home to four of the top six universities worldwide and premier research institutions, the UK has produced 107 Nobel Prize laureates during the last hundred years and offers students a world-class education.

Obtaining a degree from the UK offers students an unparalleled advantage in the global workplace. Many of today’s employers favour candidates holding a UK qualification due to the tendency for curriculum to focus on creativity, independent thinking and building skills for the work place. According to the Tracking International Graduate Outcomes Study, UK-educated graduates achieve a markedly higher average starting salary than those who studied in their home country.

At least 54% of the research conducted by UK universities and colleges is classed as 'world-leading, with researchers in the UK gaining more citations and usage per article, and writing more articles individually, than anywhere else in the world.

Students keen on studying abroad in the UK can draw comfort in the knowledge that UK education institutions have gone above and beyond in order to facilitate an international student society, helping foreign students acclimatise to their new surroundings with advice on where to live, how to travel, gain employment and stay safe. All major religions are practiced and celebrated.

Carrying on the theme of education abroad, the British Festival will be hosting a UK Alumni meeting on 28th March at the Four Seasons Hotel, where Qatari UK Alumni will be invited for a networking event.


The exhibition will be open to the public from 4pm to 8pm on Monday 16th March, and from 9am to 12.30pm and from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday 17th March. Admission is free but registration is required through

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For the chance to win exciting spot prizes on the day as well as a new iPad, visitors are required to register before the exhibition as well as participate in a global survey (Student Insight Survey to share their thoughts on overseas study, including where and why they would like to study abroad.