Saturday 21 January 2017

Over 100 UK Schools, Colleges and Universities Gather at the Study UK Exhibition 2017 as Survey Results Illustrate the Attraction of the UK as a Study Abroad Destination

Latest Information on Studying in the UK and a Series of Seminars Available for Students and Parents

21 January 2017 (HONG KONG) – Results from a survey recently conducted among Hong Kong parents and students rate the UK as the best destination for overseas study. 

In accordance with this interest in studying in the UK, the Study UK exhibition on 21 and 22 January 2017 offers the latest information on studying in the UK, so as to help students and parents make informed choices. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge from 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. on both dates at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

In the latest survey of over 1,200 parents and students from 24 schools across Hong Kong conducted in 2016, the UK was rated ahead of other study abroad destinations in terms of value for money, employment outcomes, environment for international students and academic quality. As a result the UK is the leading English-speaking study abroad destination, with 44 per cent of students going to the UK compared with Australia (30 per cent), Canada (10 per cent) and the United States (16 per cent) in 2015.

‘The UK has long been regarded as the ideal study abroad destination by Hong Kong families, with particular recognition of the academic quality that the UK offers,’ said Steve Corry, Head of Education Marketing Services at the British Council. ‘In 2017, we expect the strong demand for quality UK education will continue.’

At the Study UK Exhibition, UK alumna and 2015 Miss Hong Kong Louisa Mak shared her study experiences in the UK, and provided inspiration for students looking to pursue overseas education. 

At the exhibition, students and parents can meet representatives from over 100 UK schools, colleges and universities to learn about the UK courses on offer, from primary to postgraduate levels. 

Pre-registration data for the exhibition suggests that Hong Kong students are interested in a wide variety of subjects for university. The top five subject areas that registrants are expressing interest in are Business and Administrative Studies, Computer and Mathematical Science, Health and Medicine, Engineering and Technology and Creative Arts and Design.

A series of seminars are also being staged to prepare students for further study in the UK, covering the whole planning process for studying in the UK. These include topics on how to choose the right course and university, applying to UCAS, and tips for students living in the UK. Seminars tailored for students who are interested in studying arts and design and law are also available. UK alumni will also be advising prospective students on all aspects of their experience.

For pre-registration and event details, please visit the British Council’s website at https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/events/study-uk-exhibition-2017.

Media Contact:

Mavis Ma (Communications Manager) 2913 5260 / mavis.ma@britishcouncil.org.hk

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.