An informational seminar for the UK-bound students was organised by the British Council under its Education-UK programme at a local hotel on Thursday, said a press release.
Most of the attendees for the pre-departure briefing were students, who are planning to leave for the UK this year.
The purpose of the event was to help students with their pre-departure preparations and to brief them on what to expect from their time spent living and studying in the UK as university students.
“It was excellent, comprehensive and to the point. This session gave me the opportunity to meet alumni and get first hand knowledge about living in UK,” said a student who is going to the UK in September this year.
They were provided helpful advice on a number of subjects including travel plans, visa formalities, accommodation, opening a bank account and items that could be taken along in luggage.
The event was attended by the students who have received conditional/unconditional offer from UK institutions along with their parents. They got a chance to meet and become acquainted with their fellow student travellers.
The speakers answered students’ questions, gave valuable advice, and related interesting anecdotes of their own time spent in the United Kingdom.
The UK alumni and existing UK students currently in Pakistan on summer breaks were also invited to give the new students a flavour of the UK as well as how to settle down smoothly after their arrival in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2011.
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