UKET Baku Spring 2014 – Photos

UK Education Tour returned to Baku this April to a new venue, but another successful event for UK education. 

The visit included a meeting with a local A level school, a reception with VIPs from the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and local education institutions, and an exhibition that attracted 300+ UK-focussed students.

"Really enjoyed Baku. A good event and the usual quality not quantity approach”. Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.
“Really enjoyed Baku. A good event and the usual quality not quantity approach”. Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.

British Council Baku Exhibition targets Filipinos

Readers interested in the activities of the British Council in Azerbaijan will be aware that the bungling branch of the British FCO in Baku decided to actually do something for the first time in 20 years, spurred into action after witnessing Levant Education’s UK Education Tour last November. Invited to participate in the event in a spirit of mutuality, they approached the UK university exhibitors to tap them up for a rival event to be launched in 2013.

Reassuringly for Levant Education and the UK Education Tour (back in Baku next week), we again have a strong line up of UK universities, including UCL, Manchester, Warwick, Birmingham and Sheffield, who have a full programme of institution visits, an Alumni & VIP reception at the British Embassy, and UK exhibition and seminars.

The time has come for the British Council to promote their event, and collect registrations. Interestingly, data being requested from registering students includes ‘first language’, with the options being Chinese, English, Filipino, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

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All common first (or second) languages in Azerbaijan, bien sur! We’d have gone for Azeri or Russian, but what do we know?!

The ‘how did you hear about us’ answers also reveal that part of their marketing campaign includes advertising on ‘clickthecity.com’ – an out-and-about website for those out-and-about in … Manila, Philippines.

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It’s always good to be reminded that the British Council isn’t really malicious, just incompetent. Or just maybe the power of the BC brand will work its magic, and exhibitors at their Azerbaijan event in November will be deluged by enquiries from Filipinos!

Azerbaijan Scholarship Workshop – London

Tuesday 5th March, Middle East Association, Bury Street, London

Levant Education Group is leading initiatives to improve UK-Azeri educational links and support for scholarship programmes designed to develop the Azeri economic and political situation.

Azeri Visit Images

This event will bring the major Azeri scholarship bodies to London for a full day workshop, with presentations and opportunities for 1-to-1 meetings with key scholarship-body leaders. The event is highly recommended for International Office, Admissions and Finance personnel of UK Universities and HE Pathway providers receiving Azeri scholarship students.

Officers from the following bodies will be in attendance:

Azerbaijan Ministry of Education 
Azerbaijan State Oil Fund (SOFAZ)

The proposed schedule for the day’s events is as follows:

9.15 – 10.00 Arrival, Registration and coffee

10.00 – Welcome
10.05 – Presentation: Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, with Q&A to follow
11.30 – Azerbiajan State Oil Fund, with Q&A to follow
13.00
 – Lunch break, sandwiches, tea, coffee provided
14:00 to 18.00
 Individual meetings with Azeri officials
These will be booked online after registration.

Places for this event are limited and are expected to sell out before the deadline. The registration fee for this exclusive workshop is £200 (£100 for additional colleagues), to cover overheads, lunch and travel costs. £100 will be refunded to those also registering for the Baku UK Education Tour in Autumn 2013.

UK Education Tour: Autumn Schedule

UK Education Tour promotes UK education through exhibitions, local networking opportunities and working with government agencies. Following successful events in Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012, we are delighted to confirm our schedule for Autumn 2012.

Iraq

UK Education Tour first exhibited in Erbil in November 2011; this Autumn will be our 3rd event in northern Iraq, and we will also visit Sulaymaniyah.

The KRG Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) is an ambitious program that aims to develop human capacities in Kurdistan Region in the field of higher education. An annual KRG budget of one hundred and twenty billion dinars (US$100 million) is allocated to the scheme. It provides a fair opportunity for thousands of distinguished young men and women to continue their education in internationally renowned universities. In the past 2 years, over 60% of the scholarship students have chosen to study in the UK.

We will visit north Iraq from October 15 to 18. For more details and registration details, please click here. 

Turkey and Azerbaijan

Turkey is an increasingly important market for UK education, but it is notoriously difficult to gain traction there. The agent fair industry seems only to feed itself and local language schools, but the lack of focus leaves UK universities and schools feeling like the right product in the wrong place.

Azerbaijan is experiencing rapid growth on the back of increasing exploitation of energy reserves. Positioned between Russia, Iran, Armenia and Turkey, it is a strategically key provider of energy for Turkey and Europe. The young population sees the UK as the most favourable destination for foreign study.

UK Education Tour is limited to 20 institutions, and will be held at excellent venues in Istanbul, Ankara and Baku. We only exhibit with UK universities and a handful of quality English schools, to ensure that enquiries are focussed and numerous for our clients. We will visit Turkey and Azerbaijan from November 17 to 24.  Click here for more information and registration details. 


UK Education Tour: Autumn Schedule

UK Education Tour promotes UK education through exhibitions, local networking opportunities and working with government agencies. Following successful events in Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012, we are delighted to confirm our schedule for Autumn 2012.

Iraq

UK Education Tour first exhibited in Erbil in November 2011; this Autumn will be our 3rd event in northern Iraq, and we will also visit Sulaymaniyah.

The KRG Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) is an ambitious program that aims to develop human capacities in Kurdistan Region in the field of higher education. An annual KRG budget of one hundred and twenty billion dinars (US$100 million) is allocated to the scheme. It provides a fair opportunity for thousands of distinguished young men and women to continue their education in internationally renowned universities. In the past 2 years, over 60% of the scholarship students have chosen to study in the UK.

We will visit north Iraq from October 15 to 18. For more details and registration details, please click here. 

Turkey and Azerbaijan

Turkey is an increasingly important market for UK education, but it is notoriously difficult to gain traction there. The agent fair industry seems only to feed itself and local language schools, but the lack of focus leaves UK universities and schools feeling like the right product in the wrong place.

Azerbaijan is experiencing rapid growth on the back of increasing exploitation of energy reserves. Positioned between Russia, Iran, Armenia and Turkey, it is a strategically key provider of energy for Turkey and Europe. The young population sees the UK as the most favourable destination for foreign study.

UK Education Tour is limited to 20 institutions, and will be held at excellent venues in Istanbul, Ankara and Baku. We only exhibit with UK universities and a handful of quality English schools, to ensure that enquiries are focussed and numerous for our clients. We will visit Turkey and Azerbaijan from November 17 to 24.  Click here for more information and registration details.