Information Sessions (19, 20* y 21 October)
11:00 - 11:45
Why, When and How to apply to a British University (in Spanish)
This session will cover the main issues related to studying a degree in the UK, such as the preparation of your UCAS application, entry requirements, universities... In addition, we will talk about employment opportunities that stem from studying within the British education system, accommodation, costs and funding opportunities (scholarships and student loans).
Kathryn Abell, EduKonexion or Sandra Páramo
11:45 - 12:15
Choosing the right degree and University (in English)
The variety and specialist nature of both study programmes and universities in the UK can see like a bit of a maze for you if you are not quite sure what you really want to study. This talk will provide some important questions to ask yourself before navigating the system. A key session if you are still unsure and a good checking point for you if you have already made your decision.
Rebecca Keeble, University of Essex (Madrid)
Natalie Jack, Keele University (Barcelona)
12:15 - 12:45
What is it like to study in Wales? (in English)
Wales is a small country which is proud to be home of an excellent group of universities. Discover Wales and the unique study opportunities the country can offer you. The session will have a particular focus on engineering (how students can best prepare for the study of engineering degrees and what it is like to study engineering in the UK).
Alair Cristina Monteiro-Mudresh, University of Swansea
13:00 - 13:30
Jobs and work opportunities for students in the UK (in Spanish)
Have you ever asked yourself… is it possible to study and work at the same time? Will my university help me to find a job? What are employers looking for in a candidate? What can I do when I finish my studies? We will give you tips on finding different types of employment and discuss how you can get the most out of the UK university experience.
Sandra Páramo, IEC
16:00 - 16:30
Student loans for EU students in the UK (in English)
Are you entitled to a student loan? When will you need to apply? Is it a complex process? What are the conditions for taking out a loan and how will you repay it? These and many more common questions will be answered as well as providing some general information about other grants and bursaries available to EU students in the UK.
Roshan Walkerley, University of East Anglia (Madrid)
Laura Spencer, Canterbury Christ Church University (Barcelona)
16:45 - 17:30
English level required and accreditation (in Spanish)
What level of English do you need to study a degree or PG in the UK? How can you accredit your level? What happens if you do not have the required level? What is the difference between the different exams? (Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL or other?)
Bernie Maguire, British Council España
Jon Kear, British Council España
17:45 - 18:30
Why, when and how to apply to a British University (in Spanish) This session will cover the main issues related to studying a degree in the UK, such as the preparation of your UCAS application, entry requirements, universities... In addition, we will talk about employment opportunities that stem from studying within the British education system and accommodation, costs and funding opportunities (scholarships and student loans).
Carolina Jiménez, British Council España
19:00 - 19:45
World Class Study in London: Information session for post-graduate students (in English)
Representatives from two of the world-leading universities in London, Imperial College London and University College London, will be holding an information session to provide advice and guidance about UK degrees, the benefits of studying in London and the application process. (Only Madrid)
Jennie Long, Imperial College and Anna Henley, University College London
*On Thursday 20 October only the first two talks are scheduled.