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September 2, 2021by Lics
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On Wednesday, 8th of September, Key Stage 5 students at LICS participated in Counsel of International Schools’ Virtual University Exploration Day. The event, which was entirely run through an online...

On Wednesday, 8th of September, Key Stage 5 students at LICS participated in Counsel of International Schools’ Virtual University Exploration Day. The event, which was entirely run through an online platform, featured student panels, workshops and a university fair. The day was a great success!

Year 13 students, who are currently choosing which universities to apply to, got to hear from a panel of recent graduates of African International School’s who are now university students. The group even consisted of a former LICS student, Nicole Moyo, who is now studying at the University of Alberta. The panellists discussed choosing a course, adjusting to a university workload, balancing their academic and personal life, and more. LICS students were engaged and got to pose questions through the chat feature of the platform. Then, LICS students participated in tailored workshops which included “How to write a university essay,” and “What you need to know about studying in Canada,” among other offerings.

Finally, our students were able to participate in a University Fair featuring over 60 universities from around the globe. They were able to text chat with representatives, watch presentations and even video chat if they preferred. One year 13 student, Jainish, struck up a conversation with an admissions officer from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Jainish shared: “I got a lot of general information about the school. I shared my interest in computer science and the representative chatted with me about their combined Business and Computer Science program. It seems really interesting to me and I plan on applying.”

Another year 13 student, Charmae, talked about a conversation which gave her a new perspective. She said “I got to chat with someone from Bristol. I learned that the Business courses have slightly lower entry requirements than the science courses, I also received information about their swimming program. The athletic schedule is much different than what I am used to. I am still thinking about whether it is right for me.”

Overall, our LICS students were stellar participants and spent over an hour each chatting with representatives. Many of them got some clarity about admission requirements, courses they may consider in the future, daily life on campus, and many other topics.

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