Date:  Wednesday 26 June 2024  


Myanmar time Indonesia time Philippines time Taiwan time
16.00 - 18.00 16.30 - 18.30 17.30 - 19.30 17.30 - 19.30
UK time: 10.30 – 12.30

Are you gearing up for your study adventure in the UK?

If you’ve received an offer from a UK higher education institution for further studies, get expert tips on what you need to prepare before your departure, and what to expect once you’re there.

Join us at the British Council's Pre-departure Briefing Session for International Students bound for the UK.

The online webinar is designed exclusively for students and parents from Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

What can you expect? 

Engage with guest speakers from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) office, The British Universities' International Liaison Association (BUILA) and current international students in the UK. The session will cover everything from essential packing hacks to demystifying the visa application process. Plus, gain valuable insights into life as an international student in the UK.

After the presentations, you can dive deeper into breakout sessions tailored to your country. Connect with peers, get advice from our student speakers, and connect to other international students on the same journey as you.

Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to gain insider knowledge and prepare for your UK adventure. Register now!


Time                Activity (Tentative)

Myanmar time- 16:00
Indonesia time- 16:30
Philippines time- 17:30
Taiwan time- 17:30

Webinar begins
Myanmar time- 16:05 – 17:05
Indonesia time- 16:35 – 17:35
Philippines time- 17:35 – 18:35
Taiwan time- 17:35 – 18:35

Before departing to study in the UK: our reminders

  • Accepting your offer – what happens next? (15 mins)
  • UK Student Route Visas (15 mins)
  • Getting Around Student Life in the UK: Safety Tips and Resources (15 mins)
  • Q&A (15 mins)
Myanmar time- 17:20 – 18:00
Indonesia time- 17:50 – 18:30
Philippines time- 17:35 – 19:30
Taiwan time- 18:50 – 19:30

Preparing yourself ready for UK study: tips from our current students

  • In-country breakout session I:  Indonesia (conducted in Bahasa Indonesia)
  • In-country breakout session II:  Myanmar (conducted in Burmese)
  • In-country breakout session III: Philippines (conducted in English)
  • In-country breakout session IV: Taiwan (conducted in Mandarin) 
Myanmar time-18:00
Indonesia time– 18:30
Philippines time- 19:30
Taiwan time- 19:30       
End of webinar 

Guest speakers

  • Leighton Ernsberger, East Asia Cultural Engagement Business Director, The British Council 
  • Chris Bristo, Visa Outreach Officer (Indonesia, Brunei, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea)
  • Katy Fair, Senior International Officer (South East Asia and UK International), Nottingham Trent University. Co-Chair SE Asia RIG., British Universities International Liaison Association.
  • Louise Tracey, International Recruitment Manager (South East Asia), University of Edinburgh. Co-Chair SE Asia RIG., British Universities International Liaison Association.

Breakout sessions

  • Ralph Rogers (Taiwan), Director, British Council
  • Alya Hafidza Aldrin (Indonesia), Women in STEM Scholar 2022, MSc Water and Environmental Engineering, Brunel University.
  • Htet Myet Khine (Myanmar), MSc TESOL (Applied Linguistics), University of Stirling.
  • Min That (Myanmar), Msc International Business, University of Plymouth.
  • Marc Tsou (Taiwan), Assistant Director, Education Division Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.
  • Mau-Ting Nee (Taiwan), UK Chevening Scholar 2022, LLM in Master of Laws, King’s College London.

Watch out this space for more details on the session and speakers

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