AMMAN, Jordan, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
29 universities from the United Kingdom and over 700 Jordanians participated in the first Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX) in Jordan, organised by the British Council, showcasing the extensive number of courses and higher education institutions available to Jordanian students seeking to go to university in the UK.
EDUKEX was held to provide Jordanians looking to study abroad with an opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from some of the UK's top universities. Visitors to the exhibition were given guidance and access to all the information they need in order to apply to study in the UK including details about available degree courses, the application process, important deadlines, entry requirements, and other important details about studying in the UK.
Robin Rickard, British Council Jordan Director stated, "The British educational system is recognised as one of the best in the world and provides students from every corner of the globe with the opportunity to gain qualifications that will kick start their careers and give them the tools to contribute positively to the growth and development of their home countries. This is the first time we hold this exhibition in the Kingdom and the number of people who attended demonstrated the strong appeal there is in Jordan to study in the UK and gain a higher education that is respected and valued worldwide."
During EDUKEX, the British Council and the British Embassy also held various sessions to provide students with essential information about the IELTS English proficiency test, English language development, and various other vital entry requirements needed to study in the UK.
This exhibition comes as part of British Council Services for International Education Marketing which provides a set of seven bespoke and standard services designed to cater to UK educational institutions' diverse international marketing needs.
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 7000 staff - including 2000 teachers - work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year teaching English, sharing the Arts and in education and society programmes.
We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than a quarter of our turnover which last year was £781m. The rest we earn from English teaching, UK exams and services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with other institutions, brands and companies. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and creates prosperity and security for the UK and the countries we work in all around the world.
SOURCE British Council