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British Council successfully promotes study in the UK

MEETING YOUR NEEDS Representatives from UK universities will be at the event to answer all questions about courses and about the benefits of studying in the UK.

THE BRITISH COUNCIL

Taiwan continues to take the lead among British Council Offices in the world of education promotion. In Taiwan, The British Council has been very successful in promoting education study in the UK for Taiwanese students, said Susana Galvan, the Director Education Promotion of The British Council. The UK currently commands a 24 percent market share, second only to the US and taking a clear advantage over other competitors such as Canada and Australia. Taiwan's Ministry of Education estimates there are currently about 14,000 Taiwanese students studying in the UK.

The British Council's professional education counselors and front-line staff in both its Taipei and Kaohsiung offices have been handles numbers of inquiries. Its services have been reinforced by the implementation of a wide, comprehensive and expanding outreach program.

At this year's Spring Education UK Exhibition, students can find the whole range of courses available at British institutions from English language courses, to secondary education, vocational education, undergraduate study, Master's courses, PhDs, as well as Distance Learning program.

Exhibition

The exhibition will be held March 9, NY NY Shopping Center, Taipei; March 10 March 12 at Grand Hi Lai Hotel Kaohsiung; March 13 at Grand Formosa Hotel Taichung; March 14 at Ambassador Hotel Hsinchu.

It is recommended that students talk to the school representatives and ask for advice. They are an important resource for students. You can ask them about anything you need to know -- and it doesn't just have to be questions about their school. They can explain the UK education system, tell you about the area where their schools are situated, and give advice on how to improve your chances of gaining a place at their school.

Sound Design

The British Council will be exhibiting Sound Design, an exhibition spanning 30 years of record and CD cover design from the UK. In addition, it will be holding a British DJ party with "Room 18 on March 16 and is running a CD cover design competition with the London Institute.

Sound Design gives an overview of music industry design in Britain from the 70s to the present day. Focusing on cover designs and including 12", 7" and CD packaging, the exhibition will show five influential pieces each from 15 designers who have contributed to the evolution of the genre.

The designers and companies are Peter Saville, Malcolm Garrett, Aubrey Powell, Roger Dean, Barney Bubbles, James Reid, Keith Breedon, Neville Brody, David James, Intro Design, Ian Anderson, Vaughan Oliver, Mark Farrow, Paul White and Ben Drury.

To contextualise this selection, the British Council has included covers from a wider range of designers. These covers include New Order -- Blue Monday, Frankie goes to Hollywood -- Pleasure dome/Two tribes and Blur -- Park life. A number of other stories are displayed as audiovisuals on monitors. These will cover such visual/design phenomenon as the evolution of the pop video, the flyer and stage screen.

Adding another layer of context are large-scale panels depicting key dates and events in the history of the British music. Admission is free.

Consultation

Consult the Counselor's Team of The British Council. If you find it difficult to choose which of the many stands you should visit, the British Council Counseling Point is the best place for you to go and ask for information.

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