Inspiring Teachers in Baku

Levant Education and local partners put together a day of training for experienced language teachers in Baku in June.

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Thom Jones came into Baku to deliver his unique brand of entertaining, motivational and insightful training, supported by Levant Education local office Manager Khayala Pashayeva and local partner school Linguist.

Owner / Director of Linguist Language Training School Nazrin Mammadova said after the event, “The sessions were really interesting and really productive for local teachers. I received very positive feedback from the teachers and what is more we now have greater demand for a similar event in the future”.

The workshop covered intercultural communication and explored the themes of technology, resources, 21st century skills, ingrained responses, relevance and learner (and teacher) motivation.

XayalaKhayala Pashayeva lead a session on social media and the classroom, and subjects also included the ‘fallacy of the native speaker’ and preparing students for international language exams.

According to one of the trainees, an experienced teacher, “Thom was very interesting person who was able to encourage me to start a new teacher training course for next year. I really saw myself in him!”

Thanks to Thom, Khayala, Nazrin and sponsors Kings Education – a great collaboration in the service of teacher training and a launchpad for future events.

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Total Recruitment – Baku Autumn 2017

This weekend Studybritish.com hosted a full programme of recruitment activities for high-end UK universities in Baku, Azerbaijan.

“Thanks for a good event – we can always rely on you guys to deliver! As we know it’s about being targeted and I was pleased with the type of visitors to the fair”.
Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.

In a challenging market all channels are important to maximise recruitment opportunities, and Studybritish.com (a division of Levant Education) aims for a ‘Total Recruitment’ performance, with marketing initiatives including high school visits, online and social media, alumni events and the exhibition, our 10th since 2012.

With concerns about the economy in Azerbaijan and falling recruitment numbers, it was rewarding to see that the strength and appeal of UK education endures.

See you back in Baku next year !

Report: Studybritish.com events in Baku

Last week top UK Universities returned to Baku with the Studybritish.com Education Tour, held at the JW Absheron Marriott Hotel on April 8 and 9.

Above: Images from the Alumni evening at Baku Marriot Hotel

Despite the devalued Manat and suspended Scholarship Programme, interest in studying in the UK was high and the exhibition was well attended. The group also visited ADA University, and on Friday evening a lively Alumni Reception was held, with over 70 UK Alumni attending.

Above: Images from the student recruitment event at Baku Marriott Hotel

Levant Education continues to be committed to Azerbaijan, working with universities on a variety of levels: networking, alumni events, recruitment events and market analysis. The majority of Levant’s clients use its services to improve brand awareness and direct recruitment, an increasingly important channel for university recruitment to the UK.

The Studybritish.com Exhibition and related events will return to Baku in October.

The Independent Complaints Body Verita will soon publish its report into the behaviour of the British Council in Azerbaijan in particular. Levant Education agreed cooperation with the British Council to launch UK-focussed events in Azerbaijan and Turkey in 2012, and paid UKTI for support services. The British Council then used that cooperation and support to launch a competing events, despite assurances of support and non-competition. 

Baku April 2016

Our Studybritish.com UK Education events have broken new ground in Turkey, Kurdish Iraq and Azerbaijan, boosting access to UK education opportunities and raising standards in UK HE marketing in the region.

We return to Baku in April 2016, once again taking residence for 3 days at the Hilton Hotel, Baku. Once again we will be working closely with local schools and universities, companies, Alumni Associations and the Ministry of Education.

Our events aim to better serve future scholarship students, as well as privately funded ones, and to enhance local networks. We will meet with the Ministry of Education on Friday 08 April.

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Friday 08 April – Baku – Ministry Meeting, VIP Reception

Saturday 09 April – Baku – Private Seminars, Exhibition

Sunday 10 April – Optional Private Seminars

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Exhibitors 2014/15:
Previous University Exhibitors

Baku October 2015

Our Studybritish.com UK Education events have broken new ground in Turkey, Kurdish Iraq and Azerbaijan, boosting access to UK education opportunities and raising standards in UK HE marketing in the region.

We return to Baku in October, once again taking residence for 3 days at the Fairmont Hotel Flame Towers. As has become our custom, this Autumn we will hold the Azerbaijan UK Alumni Reception, with support from the Azerbaijan UK Alumni Association.

Our events aim to better serve the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and ensure we enhance opportunities for future scholarship students, as well as privately funded ones. We will meet with the Ministry of Education on Friday 09 October.

ITINERARY

Friday 09 October – Baku – Ministry Meeting, Alumni Reception

Saturday 10 October – Baku – Private Seminars, Exhibition

Sunday 11 October Baku – Optional Private Seminars

CLICK TO SEE INFORMATION AND REGISTER ONLINE!

Exhibitors 2014/15:
Previous University Exhibitors

Photos – UK University Tour Baku April 2015

Studybritish.com brought the University Tour to Azerbaijan for the 5th time, the first UK Education in Azerbaijan having launched in 2012.

The event has established itself in the calendar in Baku, and remains the most focussed and productive event in Azerbaijan for UK education. For students, it provides direct access to information and advice about studying in the UK, while for universities it provides a focussed platform to meet qualified students, with additional events aimed at Offer Holders, Alumni and regular meetings with the  Azerbaijan Ministry of Education.

Feedback to be published here shortly!  The exhibition returns to Baku in October 2015.