Tuesday 25 October 2016

British Council Bahrain organises the annual Education UK Exhibition (EDUKEX 2016), giving prospective students for undergraduate and graduate programmes the opportunity to meet representatives from universities, colleges and educational institutions. The Exhibition will take place on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning and evening, 2-3 November 2016 at Al Taj Ballroom, Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, Manama. 

Organised annually by the British Council, the education exhibition is expected to attract around 1500 visitors to meet representatives from 25 UK universities. The exhibition will be opened by His Excellency, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr Simon Martin and the opening will be attended by key figures from the education sector.

EDUKEX is part of the British Council’s initiative to enhance cultural and educational relations between Bahrain and the UK by helping create a knowledge-based economy.  Prospective students from across Bahrain are invited to attend EDUKEX to obtain information from representatives of various universities and learning institutions about acquiring UK qualifications.

Alan Rutt, British Council Director, said: “We are very pleased to welcome this delegation of British higher education institutions to Bahrain to participate in this year’s EDUKEX exhibition, especially in light of our Bahrain-UK 200th anniversary celebrations in 2016. Bahraini students and parents will have the opportunity to explore what UK institutions offer in the area of higher education and to get first-hand answers to any questions they may have about studying there. I strongly encourage everyone who is thinking about studying abroad to visit the exhibition – you will find it a very worthwhile experience.”

EDUKEX provides students with the chance to learn more about UK education opportunities, courses being offered in the English language, in vocational skills & knowledge, and in higher education.  There will also be information about institutions, entry requirements, visas, and travel.  British Council also plays an important role in providing opportunities for both Middle East and UK institutions to meet potential partners for mutually beneficial collaboration in transnational education and research.  

The main objective of EDUKEX is to raise awareness of the quality of UK education and the extensive choice of courses and institutions on offer at every level.  

The exhibition is open to the public. Visitors can register online for the event to avoid queues upon arrival. For registration and further information, please visit the webpage: https://www.britishcouncil.bh/en/events/education-uk-exhibition-edukex-2016 

Notes to Editor

About Education UK:

Education UK (www.educationuk.org) is the British Council’s official website for international students who are interested in a UK education. Supported by dedicated education teams worldwide, Education UK showcases the UK’s world-class schools, colleges and universities, helping students plan their education – and have the adventure of a lifetime.

About the British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. 

Our 7000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes.  

For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.bh/en