British Council holds Study in UK seminar
LAHORE, June 8(Daily Times): The British Council (BC) on Thursday organised a seminar on UK
Qualifications, Scholarships and Visa Policies at the Kinnaird College
The seminar was divided into three parts "Studying in the UK", "UK
Qualifications and Exams" and "How to stay in touch with the British
In his presentation BC education UK programme officer Hassan
Siddiqui said the degrees offered by the UK universities were internationally
recognised. He said under the international graduate scheme students in the UK
could stay and work on full time basis for a year.
He warned the
participants to be careful while selecting a college in the UK, as there had
been a mushroom growth in colleges. He said unaccredited institutes could prove
to be a great loss to students. He also advised students to avoid fake
documentation, saying such acts could lead to the refusal of students
BC programme officer Tanveer Hassan talked about general
requirements to avail UK scholarships like the Chevening Scholarships Scheme and
the Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship. He said students should visit the
BC website frequently to avail scholarship opportunities.
manager Ali Rehman highlighted the importance of International English Language
Testing System (IELTS). He said IELTS was not only meant as an admission
requirement in universities of the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He said more
than 900 institutes in the USA had also accepted IELTS for admission. He also
talked about the UK qualifications like O and A-level saying that any student in
Pakistan who did his/her O or A-level was exempted from IELTS.
of the seminar was followed by a question and answer session where the
participants got their queries answered on the spot.
Speaking on the
occasion Kinnaird College English Department head Dr Isabel Williams said such
information seminars were a powerful and an exciting way of educating students
about international qualifications and professionals. She appreciated the
efforts of the British Council for developing awareness among the masses through
A lucky draw was also held during the seminar in which
several participants won prizes like MP3 players and goodie-bags.
Lahore deputy director Maria Afzal, BC Islamabad proactive information services
manager Shireen Shah, BC Lahore proactive information services officer Larry
John and a large number of KC students were present on the occasion.
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