On 3rd April The British School of Barcelona held the fourth edition of its annual UK and European Universities Fair at BSB Nexus, the new Pre-University Campus in Castelldefels.
The day brought together 26 of the most prestigious universities in Europe and UK with the goal of providing information to Pre-University students and their families about their educational offering, entrance requirements and application processes for various undergraduate courses.
The fair is one of the school’s main events, alongside the Spanish Universities Fair which took place on 31st January. Both fairs are part of the extensive Pre-University Mentoring Programme to help our students make informed decisions about their academic and professional future once they complete their schooling.
For this year’s Fair, the number of attending universities has increased compared to previous years: in 2018, there were 20 universities; this time around, we have got 26. Their calibre and geographic scope have also increased. Ms Catherine Burns, BSB Coach/Learning Mentor who has organised the Fair, explains: “Due to our students’ interest in Medicine studies, we have expanded the offer of European Universities with the attendance of an Italian university and a Bulgarian university specialised in this area. Likewise, this year we also count with the attendance of French animation school Artfx due to the increasing interest in this professional sector. It is important for us to listen to and understand our students’ interests and needs so that we can adapt and customise the pre-university counselling service we offer every year. Indeed, one of our department’s main objectives is to make sure that these offers are relevant for each student.”
In addition, this year’s fair has also counted with the largest offer of universities from the Netherlands, which are among the 100 best universities in the world. “Students graduating from BSB have so many opportunities ahead of them that it is important for them to consider the largest amount of options available not only in the UK, but also in all of Europe,” said Ms Burns.
Alex, a student in Year 12 who is considering pursuing Archaeology and Sociology studies in the UK, explained why this event is so important in this decision-making process at Radio Castelldefels last Tuesday. Full podcast of the radio interview available here.
The Universities attending the fourth edition of the annual UK and European Universities Fair have been: Erasmus University of Rotterdam, University of Maastricht, University of Surrey, European School of Economics, University of Bath, University of Bristol, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, New College of Humanities, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, United International Business School, City University London, Richmond The American International University in London, Istituto Marangoni, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Regents College London, Radboud University Holland, International Business Academy Denmark, KIMEP Uni Kazakhstan, Medical University Varna Bulgaria, Humanitas University (Medicine) Italy, IE University, University of Delaware, The Glasgow School of Art, University of Lancaster, University of Essex, and Artfx France.