Report: Turkey Spring 2013

UK Education Tour returned to Turkey in April for an intensive weekend of events in Istanbul and Ankara. 

The event coincided with the first sunny weekend of the year, ensuring that the students attending were high calibre, serious enquirers about studying in the UK. This event was the first to feature private interviews, where students booked slots for 1-to-1 sessions with UK university officers.

We also added value to this Spring’s event by adding school visits as part of the Tour, with visits to Robert College, MEF and TED Colleges, which were well received by university counsellors and students.

The UK Education Tour is successfully promoting UK education as a high quality, high value option for discerning students looking abroad for university and language education. In an exhibition obsessed market, UK Education Tour is the only UK-only, high-end event that limits participation and is organised independently. This year we were supported by UKTI in Turkey to increase the reach and effectiveness of marketing. 

“If you want to see hoards of people coming through the door, then the UKET fairs are probably not for you. If however you want to meet focused, qualified students in premier venues, then the UKET fairs should be your first choice when considering your marketing activities in Turkey”.David Thornber, Durham University (Turkey & Azerbaijan, November 2012).
“If you want to see hoards of people coming through the door, then the UKET fairs are probably not for you. If however you want to meet focused, qualified students in premier venues, then the UKET fairs should be your first choice when considering your marketing activities in Turkey”.
David Thornber, Durham University (Turkey & Azerbaijan, November 2012).

“UKET provide the best events I have ever attended, consistently attracting the best students and boosting interest in UK education”. 
Claire Taylor, Nottingham University.

PICTURES FROM SPRING 2012 – NOVEMBER 2012 – April 2013

Turkey: New Business Development

 At UK Education Tour we aim to help you develop new markets within Turkey.

With over 50 million people living outside of the biggest cities (Istanbul and Ankara) it’s important to keep on working at developing recruitment from different regions in  Turkey.

So, for UKET Spring 2013 we will follow Baku, Istanbul and Ankara with a 4th city in Turkey: In the early stages we are asking for your opinion as to the city to visit on April 30th 2013:

Adana: Adana is the capital of Adana Province, home to 1.6 million people. The Adana-Mersin metropolitan area has a population of 3 million people. Çukurova University is placed among the top 500 universities of the world in research conducted by Blackwell Publishing, Quacquarelli Symonds and The Times.

Antalya: The population of Antalya has increased significantly in recent years, to over 1 million. The leading economic sectors are tourism, agriculture, ship building and commerce. Akdeniz University has an student body of over 30,000 students.

Gaziantep: A population of 1.4 million, and home to one of Turkey’s largest uninversites – Gaziantep University – and the private Zirve University, Gaziantep has a thriving economy based on industry, importing/exporting, agriculture and tourism. Gaziantep’s tourism industry is thriving, offering Museums dedicated to its recent and ancient history, a Citadel and historic bazaars.

Konya: Central Anatolian Konya has a population of over 1 million people, and Selçuk University is one of the largest public universities in Turkey. Rumi’s tomb is in the city, whose followers established the Mevlevi Sufi order of Islam there and became known as the whirling dervishes.

Trabzon: Trabzon is located on the historic silk road, on the Black Sea in Turkey’s north east. Nearly a million people live in the city and surrounding area. Karadeniz Technical University hosts students from all over Turkey, as well as students from the Turkic states in Central Asia.