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The bus of "UK Education and Technology Roadshow" has arrived at UEF

Yesterday afternoon (April 23) a Double decker bus - the symbol of the UK appeared prominently at UEF campus. This is a special "character" of the program "UK Education and Technology Roadshow in Ho Chi Minh city", organized by the coopration off UEF, the British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Nash Tech Vietnam, UK University Vietnam and the Council of Universities of Wales.
The program aims to bring students the most up-to-date and accurate information about UK study programs, degrees and scholarships.

The bus "UK Education and Technology Roadshow in Ho Chi Minh city" arrives at "UEF Station"

UEF welcomes the British Deputy Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, who was one of the guests on the double decker bus

Attending the program were the distingushed guests: Mr. Sam Wood - Deputy Consul General of the British Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Ms. Mai Thu Ha - Chairman of Chevening Scholarship Fund, Ms. Ton Nu Tuong Vy - Co-founder and Teacher of International Communication, Personal Development at Friends English Center (Saigon), MC Nguyen Lam Thao Tam - an actress who once impressed with the role of "teacher Hong" in movie "Mat biec".

Mr. Do Quoc Anh - Vice Chairman of UEF University Management Council, delivers a welcome speech

On the UEF side, there was the presence of Mr. Do Quoc Anh - Vice Chairman of the University Management Council, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Cao Cuong - Standing Vice President, and Dr. Do Huu Nguyen Loc - Vice President, Director of International Institute.
Opening the program, the representative of UEF, Mr. Do Quoc Anh - Vice Chairman of the University Management Council sent a welcome greeting: “We warmly welcome the bus of UK Education and Technology Roadshow stopping at the final destination - UEF. The reason for this journey to choose our campus is partly because UEF is a university that embraces international standards from its education programs, teaching methods and events for students. This bus will bring students interesting stories about studying in the UK and gain more experience if you choose to study in this country.”

Mr. Sam Wood - Deputy Consul General of the British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City shared about the cooperation between the UK and Vietnam

Representative of British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city, Mr. Sam Wood - Deputy Consul General shared: “UEF is the final stop of the UK Education and Technology Roadshow. This is a suitable destination because UEF has close relationships with universities in the UK. I am glad that everyone has welcomed us, so that we can discuss many issues about education in the UK. When it comes to Vietnam, I have 14 special months, I have gone through a difficult time in the world, but in Vietnam I feel very safe, congratulate Vietnam on your successful pandemic management. It is quite fortunate that Vietnamese students can study normally while the world’s education is interrupted by Covid. The biggest thing we have learned over the past year has been our strong international cooperation, as evidenced by the fact that we have found effective doses of vaccines. Because of that, I am very pleased to work for the UK Government, as the Government of the UK and the Government of Vietnam cooperate in many fields. Hopefully in the future, Vietnamese students will choose the UK as their study destination ”.

The program is led by MC Nguyen Lam Thao Tam - Hot girl IELTS 8.5, who played the role of Hong in the movie Mat Biec

Coming to the program, the students listened to the study abroad experiences and applied for international scholarships from speaker Ton Nu Tuong Vy. This is a character who has traveled to 14 countries with the dream of changing education, one of the alumni who won a full Chevening scholarship awarded by the British government.

Speaker Ton Nu Tuong Vy brings many useful experiences about studying abroad and applying for scholarships in the UK

According to Tuong Vy, she did not come from a family that could afford her to study abroad, but from a young age, when she was still studying at the village school, Tuong Vy "nurtured" her dream of going abroad to reach out  knowledge. One of the first countries she thought of when she wanted to study abroad was England.
“The reason I chose the UK to study abroad is because the quality of the course at UCL (University College London) is very good, I also like the tradition and the multiculture of this country. The UK is a dynamic environment that helps you express your personality. Also, maybe because I like Harry Potter, I want to come to England”, said Tuong Vy.
Tuong Vy also emphasized that studying abroad in the UK gave her many lessons, from critical thinking skills, networking ability (creating relationships), to multicultural communication and personal management. However, to get these things, Tuong Vy herself had to try and put in a lot of effort to win a Chevening scholarship. She also said that the Chevening Scholarship Fund was an opportunity if you want to pursue knowledge. "When you define the goal, there will always be a way for you to do it", said Tuong Vy.

The guests helped students to learn more about the UK training program and the Chevening Scholarship program

Besides the sharing of Tuong Vy, the program also created a talkshow about the study program and opportunities for those who want to study abroad in the UK. Accordingly, Mr. Sam Wood said: “Currently, the UK is very diverse in curriculum, but the general structure is that before university level requires A level certificate, the alternative to A level is the International Foundation course lasts for 1 year. University programs in the UK are usually 3 years long, master's programs are one year long, doctoral programs are 3 to 4 years long. The entry requirements are IELTS certificates, diplomas at other institutions, entry score ”.
He also talked about the policy of international students to stay in the UK for 2 to 3 years to seek job opportunities. Accordingly, undergraduate students are allowed to stay for 2 years, the doctorate level is allowed to stay for 3 years to find suitable opportunities.

Students actively interact and ask questions of their guests

Ms. Mai Thu Ha - Chairman of the Chevening Scholarship Fund added that you often choose economics and finance to apply for scholarships such as Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Marketing, International Trade, ... Currently, the Chevening Foundation only supports one-year master's scholarships in the UK and has no information about scholarships to support Doctoral program. Ms. Thu Ha also gave an overview of the criteria and process of applying for the Chevening Scholarship fund to the students.

Ms. Mai Thu Ha - Chairman of Chevening Scholarship Fund shares about the scholarship fund, scholarship criteria and process

On the UEF side, Dr. Do Huu Nguyen Loc shared: “The UK has been a strategic partner of UEF over the years. In addition to studying in an international environment, UEF students also enjoy the“ on-the-spot study ”program, they can receive a British bachelor's degree by studying in UEF. This not only helps students to realize their dream of studying abroad, but also matches the current social context. In addition, the program to transfer students who have studied for 2 to 3 years in UEF to UEF partner schools in the UK, USA, ... is a highlight of the university".

UEF and UK universities continue to build strong relationships

After listening to the sharing of the guests, students were excited with the Q&A section. The program "UK Education and Technology Roadshow" has ended, those who love the British educational environment, want to study and work abroad, have captured the necessary information, take momentum to fulfill their dream.

Some other photos at the program:

News: Nguyen Le
Photo: Media Team