(PRWEB) November 23, 2005 -- The British Council announced the launch of the Education
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UK Festival in Coimbatore today. Mr. Mike Connor, British Deputy High Commissioner and Mrs. Eunice Crook, Director South India, British Council cut the ribbon and flagged off a specially designed vehicle, inaugurating the 10-day long festival in Coimbatore.
“ The UK/India relationship has never been stronger. ”
The Education UK Festival will run from November 27-28 in Coimbatore and November 24 and 25 in Ooty and will include road show, exhibition, quiz programme and seminar. The aim of the festival is to:
-Promote partnership in education with UK institutions to the education sector here in Coimbatore and the wider region.
-Provide quality information about UK and the education opportunities there to young people and their parents
-Provide information about the opportunities for self-development here in India with course and qualifications from the UK.
Inaugurating the Education UK Festival, Mr. Mike Connor, British Deputy High Commissioner, South India said,” Sixteen thousand Indians currently study in the UK. They will all go on to promising careers in India or globally. I invite an even greater number from the southern region to become part of this success story. We offer a modern and innovative learning environment where you can work and study, diverse courses, a range of scholarships and a quick and easy visa procedure. A winning combination indeed."
Commenting on the launch of the Festival, Mrs. Eunice Crook, Director South India, British Council, said “The UK/India relationship has never been stronger. This Festival sets out to strengthen ties even further by demonstrating the ways in which institutions and individuals can link with UK “
As part of this festival, an interschool fun and activity quiz for students from Class 10-12, aptly titled the Know UK Quiz will be conducted on November 20, 2005. The quiz will be conducted by noted quiz master, senior staff member with the Indian Railways and returned UK scholar, Ms. V. G. Bhooma.
This will be followed by an INDO-UK Seminar on Engineering Education: Future Challenges on November 21, in partnership with PSG College of Technology.
The festival will also feature a road show from November 21- 26 with a specially designed vehicle that will be visiting schools and colleges, highlighting opportunities in education and self-development. The road show will also travel to Ooty. The vehicle will be stationed at schools like Nirmala Matha Matriculation Higher Secondary School
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, Stanes Higher Secondary School, Good Shepherd International School, and St Hilda’s Higher Secondary School. Students can meet officials from the British Council to learn
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Finally on November 27 & 28, there will be an Education UK Exhibition held at The Residency, the first-ever exhibition of its kind to be held in Coimbatore. The exhibition is expected to draw students planning to go to the U.K. for higher studies. Twenty-four educational institutions from the U.K. will be participating.
For further programme details please visit www.educationuk-in.org.