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Press-conference on Great British education excellence for Ukraine

Press-conference on the forthcoming high-profile educational fair showcasing the best of British education for Ukraine, took place in Kyiv

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We would like to invite the representatives of the media to a press-conference dedicated to a forthcoming educational fair, The Great British Summer, which will take place in Kyiv in March.

The benefits of the current British education and school education programs were presented at the press-conference on Tuesday 11 February. In particular, the following issues were highlighted:

  • social initiatives of the British schools for the Ukrainian teachers and students
  • presentation of British schools, participating in the education fair on 22 March
  • information about exclusive grants and scholarships for the visitors of the March fair
  • presentation of a special web site of the fair

Simon Smith, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Dowle, Director of the British Council Ukraine, and Olena Hilkova, Director for DonStream Education Group, took part in the press-conference.

The British Ambassador told about the range of events, which were planned within the GREAT Britain in Ukraine campaign. He noted that: “The fair will provide a unique opportunity for parents and students alike to learn more about the many fantastic summer schools available in the UK.”

Martin Dowle said that “Education in the UK offers high quality, value for money and improved employability for students when they graduate. Taking a summer course in the UK is a good way for international students to experience what the UK has to offer before deciding more definitively on extensive education in Britain.”

Olena Hilkova added: “We are very proud to propose absolutely exclusive scholarship programmes for students of Ukrainian schools and universities. These are the scholarships that have never been proposed before.”

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Published 7 February 2014