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Study fair supports local students achieve academic goals
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Study fair supports local students achieve academic goals

FINDLAY (B) Sdn Bhd, the education consultancy firm, hosted its eighth study fair yesterday, at The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.

The bi-annual event featured representatives from 18 institutions in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom: Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, the University of Dundee, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Hertfordshire, Northumbria University, the University of Portsmouth, Queen’s University Belfast, the University of South Wales, the University of Surrey, the University of Winchester, the University College Birmingham, Curtin University, James Cook University, the University of Otago and the University of Tasmania.

In an interview, Director of Findlay Sunita Martin said that the study fair was aimed at providing support for young Bruneian students in achieving their academic and career goals.

“With the British Council and the British University Brunei Association no longer available, it is important for representatives like Findlay to hold such fairs to be able to showcase British education, alongside other international education that we’ve represented,” she said.

President of the Brunei Students’ Union (BSU) in the UK and Eire Awangku Mohammad Hisyam Al-Yura bin Pengiran Haji Zainal Abidin, meanwhile said that the Brunei Students’ Union is geared towards providing comprehensive support for students studying in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“Founded in 1959 by Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Begawan Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Umar, the BSU is an organisation providing support in all aspects to students studying in the UK and Ireland, including aspects of socio-welfare and religion, by working closely with the Brunei High Commission in the United Kingdom and the Students Unit at the Ministry of Education,” he said.

“There are currently 30 different societies under the BSU, covering different universities and regions in the UK and Ireland.”

Pathway providers Navitas and INTO UK and US were present at the fair, to discuss study possibilities with students regarding foundation programmes and year one entries to prestigious universities abroad.

Several officials from the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council and the Scholarship Section of the Ministry of Education were also on hand to answer questions related to their respective areas, along with representatives from Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) on the subject of education loans and the Centre for British Teachers (CfBT) on English proficiency test IELTS.

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Findlay's 8th International Study Fair
Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

Findlay's 8th International Study Fair

  • Rizqun International Hotel Gadong Brunei Darussalam (map)
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Findlay will be holding our 8th International Study Fair on Tuesday 21st August 2018, from 1p.m. to 6p.m. at the Songket Ballroom, 4th Floor, Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.

The fair will be our biggest event yet, with representatives from universities and colleges in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore under one roof to meet students and discuss their individual higher education needs. To add even more value to the event and in line with our tagline of “Solutions for Education, Employment and Excellence”, we will be featuring the following:

·          Findlay table for any enquiries about our other institutions

·          Leading professionals from the private sector available to speak to students about careers in their respective fields

·          CfBT who will feature their IELTS tests

·          BIBD Loans department to feature education loans

·          Ministry of Education’s Accreditation Council and Scholarship Section (the latter to be confirmed)

·          Plus-Exp, an exciting portal to connect students and graduates with internships

No registration required and entry is free! Bring your academic documents and make your future happen!

At Findlay, it’s all about you.

YOUR Dreams. YOUR Success. YOUR Future.

 

See you there!

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Seminar highlights University of Alberta’s programmes
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Seminar highlights University of Alberta’s programmes

FINDLAY Sdn Bhd held a seminar on study opportunities at a leading university in Canada yesterday for sixth-form students, teachers and the public.

University of Alberta’s International Recruitment and Relations Coordinator (Asia) Katherine Melnyk shared her experiences as a graduate, and briefed the attendees on the university, the array of programmes on offer and life as a student in Alberta.

The university, which is in the city of Edmonton, is one of the top five universities in Canada and ranks 90th in the QS World University Rankings.

Findlay Director Sunita Martin said, the University of Alberta “is a good option for those seeking government scholarship or loan”, with a top 100 ranking.

Melnyk added, “Not only do we have honours programmes (to cater to those under the Ministry of Education scholarship scheme), there is also a dedicated team at the university that deals specifically with scholarship students.”

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Findlay to host information seminar on University of Alberta in Canada
Feb
13
6:00 AM06:00

Findlay to host information seminar on University of Alberta in Canada

FINDLAY Sdn Bhd is set to host Katherine Melnyk, International Recruitment and Relations Coordinator (Asia) from the University of Alberta, who will be in Brunei Darussalam to hold an information seminar at Findlay’s premises in Gadong tomorrow from 1.30pm to 3pm.

The seminar, which will be open to the public as well as career teachers and sixth form students, is aimed at briefing prospective students and their parents on the Canadian university, the array of programmes on offer and life as a student in Alberta.

Established in 1908, the University of Alberta is one of the top five universities in Canada and 90th in the QS World University Rankings.

According to the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Ranking, its employment rate is 52 in Canada, which according to its career education manager Blessie Matthew, can be attributed to the time and resources invested into various programmes that provide students with hands-on learning, such as internship, career mentoring and job shadowing.

The University of Alberta is also one of Canada’s leading teaching and research institutions with an external researching funding of C$513.5 million.

Some of the world’s great minds have their roots in the university including Nobel Prize winner Richard Taylor and co-discoverer of insulin Dr James Collip.

There are currently over 7,000 international students from 133 countries attending the university located in the metropolitan city of Edmonton.

Times Higher Education ranked it 31st most international university, ahead of University of Toronto (32), Harvard (33), Stanford (36) and Princeton (37).

Findlay Sdn Bhd, accredited by the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council under the Ministry of Education, provides free consultation to students interested in overseas higher education.

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Varsities from UK, US, Australia woo prospective students at Findlay study fair
Feb
4
6:00 AM06:00

Varsities from UK, US, Australia woo prospective students at Findlay study fair

FINDLAY (B) Sdn Bhd held its seventh International Study Fair yesterday at the Songket Ballroom of The Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong, seeing representatives from 12 institutions of higher learning from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia gathering under one roof to discuss study options with prospective students for entry in September 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Participating institutions from the UK include De Montfort University, Northumbria University, University of Portsmouth, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Surrey, Robert Gordon University and University of Wolverhampton.

Representatives from pathway colleges such as Navitas and INTO, both of which provide Foundation and Year One level entry to many prestigious UK universities, were also present.

Representing Australia at the fair were Deakin University and James Cook University, while INTO USA was present to talk to students about their pathway programmes and direct entry into a number of US varsities such as Colorado State University, Drew University, George Mason University, Marshall University, Oregon State University, St Louis University, Suffolk University, Washington State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of South Florida.

Findlay itself represented universities and colleges that were unable to send representatives to the fair, and letting students unsure of what educational or career directions to take, have a go at its Morrisby Career Profiling psychometric assessment.

Leading professionals from the private sector were on hand to provide advice to students with their career decisions. These professionals were from industries ranging from financial services, information technology, law, childcare and social care, hospitality, food and beverage, and telecommunications.

Officers from the Ministry of Education’s Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Counci were present to answer queries about qualification accreditations, while Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam was on hand to talk to students and parents.

Sunita Martin, the Director of Findlay, said that they will continue to make efforts to support young Bruneians in achieving their academic and career goals.

“This starts from when they begin to think about higher education options until they get their first job. In other words, we support them in becoming more employable,” said the director.

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