On Monday 30th March we hosted twelve universities from the UK. The universities represented varying levels of selectivity as well as geographical location and included eight of the Russell Group universities.
The afternoon started with Year 12 having the opportunity to meet with the universities in a private session. This was followed by a meaningful counsellor meeting where we discussed entry requirements for IB students, personal academic statements and teacher recommendations. After school the event was open to the community and it was both reassuring and exciting to see such a large presence amongst our students from Years 9 – 11 as well as many parents.
Each of the universities was incredibly impressed by our students and school. Speaking with the representatives after the fair they commented unanimously how engaged our students were. They complimented our school and the structure of the support we provide for our students in preparing them for university life and beyond.
"Extremely enthusiastic students, keen on knowing more about education in the UK. I hope they all do well in their exams, and choose the UK as their study destination. Looking forward to welcoming BIS students to Leeds one day". Eileen Low, University of Leeds
"BIS students were very well researched and are very familiar with the universities they are considering. Most of them also know the main courses they wish to enroll in. It’s also encouraging to meet with parents who want to get the basic information so they can start to do the research on the universities early on. I definitely hope to visit BIS HCMC again in the near future." Sherry Ng, University of Nottingham
This is the first fair of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City for International Schools. The feedback from the universities is that they wish for it to continue in the future. I will be coordinating with the universities again to host an even larger fair in October.
Aidan Crowley, College & University Guidance Counsellor