Weigh­ing your UK ed­u­ca­tion op­tions

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WHAT do you as­so­ci­ate the roy­alty, foot­ball, English cul­ture and aca­demic study with? With­out a doubt, the United King­dom. This is the theme for this year’s study in UK ex­hi­bi­tion, “Stay cool, be hip and calm, UK is the choic­est desti­na­tion for stu­dents and par­ents”.

It is that time of the year again where Ed­u­ca­tion UK and JM Ed­u­ca­tion Coun­selling Cen­tre (JM) wel­come stu­dents and par­ents to the an­nual Study in the UK ex­hi­bi­tion in ma­jor cities through­out Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Pe­nang, Jo­hor Baru, Kuch­ing and Kota Kinabalu.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at the fol­low­ing venues on th­ese dates: G Ho­tel Pe­nang (Jan 10 – 3pm to 7pm); KSL Re­sort Ho­tel, Jo­hor Baru (Jan 11 – 1pm to 6pm); Ci­ti­tel Ho­tel Mid Val­ley, Kuala Lumpur (Jan 12 – 1pm to 5pm); Palace Ho­tel, Kota Kinabalu (Jan 25 – 1pm to 6pm) and Four Point Sher­a­ton, Kuch­ing (Jan 26 – 1pm to 6pm).

There will be 18 UK in­sti­tu­tions tak­ing part to pro­vide coun­selling and course in­for­ma­tion to as­pir­ing stu­dents. They are Astrum Ed­u­ca­tion (Chelsea In­de­pen­dent, Duff Miller, Lans­downe Col­lege); Beller­bys Col­lege; Birm­ing­ham City Univer­sity; Cam­bridge Ed­u­ca­tion Group; Univer­sity Col­lege Birm­ing­ham; Coven­try Univer­sity; Univer­sity of East Lon­don; Univer­sity of Hert­ford­shire; In­ter­na­tional Study Cen­tre (Lan­cast­erUniver­sity, Univer­sity of Sur­rey, Univer­sity of Sus­sex); Ka­plan In­ter­na­tional Col­leges (Univer­sity of Sh­effield, Univer­sity of Liver­pool, Univer­sity of Glas­gow); Not­ting­ham Trent Univer­sity; Northum­bria Univer­sity; Univer­sity of Portsmouth; Sh­effield Hal­lam Univer­sity; Univer­sity of Sun­der­land; Univer­sity of Southamp­ton; Swansea Univer­sity and Univer­sity of Wolver­hamp­ton.

The cour­ses on of­fer are foun­da­tion, IGCSE and A-Level, diploma, de­gree and post­grad­u­ate pro­gramme in var­i­ous fields.

Stu­dents and par­ents can meet univer­sity rep­re­sen­ta­tives and consult on topics such as en­try re­quire­ments, ca­reer out­come, ap­pli­ca­tion pro­cesses, ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions, costs of liv­ing and schol­ar­ships.

The Jan­uary 2014 in­take for foun­da­tion, diploma and lim­ited un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate stud­ies is in progress.

It is still not too late to en­rol. How­ever, ap­pli­ca­tions have to be sub­mit­ted im­me­di­ately to se­cure the lim­ited places avail­able.

Ed­u­ca­tion UK and JM, be­ing reg­is­tered UCAS cen­tres in Malaysia, are cur­rently of­fer­ing a na­tion­wide UCAS ap­pli­ca­tion fee waiver cam­paign to qual­i­fied stu­dents in­ter­ested to ap­ply to lead­ing UK uni­ver­si­ties for the Septem­ber 2014 in­take.

Con­tact their ex­pe­ri­enced coun­sel­lors for de­tails on terms and con­di­tions. They are ready to help you nav­i­gate the ap­pli­ca­tion process, choice of cour­ses and uni­ver­si­ties, prepa­ra­tion of per­sonal state­ment and ref­er­ence let­ters for the first clos­ing date of Jan 15.

Lo­cal school and col­lege stu­dents are wel­come to take ad­van­tage of the UCAS fee waiver and com­ple- men­tary coun­selling ser­vices that may not be suf­fi­ciently pro­vided for at their places of study.

UK uni­ver­si­ties also wel­come credit trans­fer ap­pli­ca­tions from Malaysia diploma and de­gree hold­ers. Cases will be as­sessed in­di­vid­u­ally on merit sub­ject to meet­ing en­try re­quire­ments, match­ing of sub­jects and cur­ricu­lum.

For de­tails, call 04-228 8376 (Pe­nang), 012-436 8982 (Ipoh), 07-361 4372 (Jo­hor Baru), 035633 4732 (Subang Jaya), 03-7722 4696 (Pe­tal­ing Jaya), 012-896 6738 (Kuch­ing) or 088-261 228 (Kota Kinabalu). E-mail malaysia@ edu-uk.net or in­quiry­data@jmecc. com. Or, log on to www.edu-uk.net and www.jmecc.com

Ed­u­ca­tion UK and JM can help stu­dents nav­i­gate through the ap­pli­ca­tion process, the choice of cour­ses and uni­ver­si­ties, prepa­ra­tion of per­sonal state­ments and ref­er­ence let­ters.

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