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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.