Speaker Opportunity: Online education events in Latin America

From October 2023 to March 2024, the British Council will deliver a series of online meetings with educational agents and school counsellors from Latin America, with particular focus on Brazilian and Mexican participants.

Higher Education Institutions and other organisations in the UK educational system are welcome to take part in the events, by delivering talks and Q&A sessions.

The objective of the 'Meet-ups with Educational Agents and School Counsellors' is to increase Latin American participants' knowledge about the UK education system and the options for international students. The events will also promote networking and shared understanding about business opportunities.

The meetings also aim to promote registrations in the platform 'UK Hub for Agents and Counsellors' which offers training resources and a certification provided by the British Council: http://agent-counsellor-ukhub.britishcouncil.org.

How can UK institutions take part?

The institutions interested in joining this opportunity are requested to deliver online presentations of approximately 20 minutes about different themes related to their targets in the international education sector and answer questions from the participants. There are no fees applicable for speakers' participation.

How to apply?

Please fill out the application form available at: https://forms.office.com/e/9TVa06QxKR .

The form will be open until 15 March 2024 or for as long as we have availability for guest speakers. All applicants will be contacted for further details.

What are the meetings about?

Based on surveys and our relationships with local agents and counsellors, we selected the priority topics listed below. Interested institutions are welcome to suggest different topics bearing in mind that the idea is to deliver informative sessions rather than institutional or marketing presentations.

  • The different regions of the UK and their top universities.
  • Choosing the Right UK Study Destination: London vs. Other Cities
  • Studying STEM in the UK: Programs, Research Opportunities, and Career Prospects
  • Marketing and Branding Strategies for Educational Agents: Attracting Students to Study in the UK.
  • Understanding the UK Education System: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Levels.
  • Curriculum Choices in the UK: Examining A-Levels, BTECs, and International Baccalaureate
  • The Role of Educational Agents in Guiding Students on Course and Programme Selection.
  • Blended Learning and Online Education: Trends and Opportunities in the UK.
  • Promoting UK Programs: Developing Compelling Marketing Materials.
  • Managing Student Expectations: Preparing Students for Study in the UK.
  • Cultural, Social Crash Course on UK for Students: What We Need to Know as Agents to Advise Students Properly.
  • How does UCAS works (beginners) and the recent changes in the platform (experienced)
  • What does diversity mean in the context of international education.

When and how will the meetings take place?

The provisional dates for the events are 11 October, 27 November, 18 January, 29 February and 31 March. All sessions will run from 17.00 to 18.30 UK time (13.00 Brasilia time and 10.00 Mexico City time). The sessions will last 90 minutes, to include other activities for all participants.

All sessions will be in English and online, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The events will be hosted by the British Council, promoted across the Latin American countries, with the support of local partners in Brazil and Mexico.