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Interested in Attending College in Great Britain? Log in to CollegeWeekLive STUDY IN THE U.K., a Free Online College Fair, October 16(September 11, 2012)
NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, Mass., Sept. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollegeWeekLiveTM, the world's leading website for online college fairs and admissions events, and Education UK, brought to you by the British Council, have partnered to provide students exploring college outside of the United States with a firsthand look at more than thirty universities across the United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 16 at CollegeWeekLive STUDY IN THE U.K. DAY – brought to you by Education UK. The free live online event, which begins at 10:00 am Eastern and continues until 8:00 PM, will offer teens and their families live chat with admissions officials at U.K universities and will include streaming video presentations featuring admissions experts discussing topics such as scholarship opportunities, student life and visa requirements for students considering studying abroad in Great Britain.
Few U.S. students consider college across the Atlantic, despite the fact that nineteen of the top 100 ranked universities in the world are in the United Kingdom, according to the 2011 U.S. News & WORLD REPORT rankings of the World's Best Universities. For example, King's College London, a participant in CollegeWeekLive STUDY IN THE U.K. DAY, is ranked 27th in the world, yet may be inadvertently overlooked by American teens considering beginning their college search.
"The goal of this event is to literally broaden students' horizons beyond our national borders when considering higher education options," said Mike Garvin, Vice President of College and Consortium Partnerships for CollegeWeekLive. "We are honored to be partnering with Education UK to showcase the superb academic opportunities available in the United Kingdom."
At CollegeWeekLive STUDY IN THE U.K. DAY, students can take part in or listen to live chats with admissions representatives from more than thirty U.K. colleges, and attendees will be eligible for a $1,000 CollegeWeekLive scholarship just for logging in to the free live online event and researching potential higher education options "across the pond."
As of press time, colleges available during the event include:
Birmingham City University
Bucks New University
King's College London
Leeds Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Royal Holloway, University of London
The Arts University Bournemouth
The University of Sheffield
University for the Creative Arts
University of East Anglia
University of East London
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
University of Kent
University of Lincoln
University of Northampton
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of Southampton
University of the Arts London
To learn more, or register for free and login to CollegeWeekLive STUDY IN THE U.K. DAY, visit CollegeWeekLive. To learn more about how your university can participate in free online college fairs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-938-6023.
If you are a member of the media and would like to hear more about CollegeWeekLive, please contact Press(at)CollegeWeekLive.com. Colleges and universities or student services providers interested in participating should contact 617.938.6023 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive.com.
CollegeWeekLiveTM (www.CollegeWeekLive.com) is the leading website for free online college fairs and admissions events. At CollegeWeekLive, college-bound students can chat live with admissions representatives, see college students sharing their campuses experiences live via video, and learn from video presentations on the college application and admissions process.
CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making it easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. Since 2007, over 1 million students from 191 countries have visited CollegeWeekLive to seek out expert advice on their college choice.
CollegeWeekLive, CollegeWeekLive Counselor Network and the CollegeWeekLive Advisor Center are trademarks of CollegeWeekLive, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.
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