Following the great success of the first series of East Asia thematic webinars last summer, the British Council is delighted to invite prospective students and parents for the second series from Tuesday 23 March to Thursday 01 April 2021.
This week, guest speakers from the Business, Engineering & Technology, and Creative Arts industries will share insights on current trends in the job market and what in-demand skills are required in the post Covid-19 era; followed by academic speakers to talk about how they incorporate it in their Master’s degree programmes and enhance students’ employability.
There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions to our panellists or join breakout sessions hosted by our participating universities for admission advice throughout the weeks. Don’t miss out this great opportunity!
Tuesday 30 March 2021
Session 4: Critical skills that matter in the Business world after Covid-19
If you have big plans for a career in business, you’ll find the UK one of the best possible places to get the preparation you need. Take charge of navigating your career and study options – by joining our Webinar. As part of the Thematic Webinar series for East Asian students, the session features on analysing current market trends, job requirements from employers and prospects for postgraduate Business students. The changes in the labor market after Covid and how students can adapt, while sharing the necessary skills UK institutions can help to equip students through their education programs in the Business, Accounting and Finance.
- Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
- University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter
- York Business School, York St John University
Wednesday 31 March 2021
Session 5: Engineering and Technology for Sustainability: Career opportunities for the future
The Engineering and Technology session will provide insights and learning points from both industries and classrooms. You will hear guest speaker from the Department for International Trade to share field knowledge on current trends, especially related to environmental protection/sustainable development, and core skills employers are looking for in engineering and tech fields. Then academic speakers from Brunel, Cranfield and Exeter will demonstrate how their teaching and practices have adapted to the current social development goals, tackle the sustainable challenges, and as well as to prepare students with essential practical skills for the future.
There will be breakout session for each university after the presentation, you are invited to join and learn about what they are offering, scholarships, and more! Also feel free to ask any questions and don't miss the opportunity to interact with the speakers!
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Brunel University London
- School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University
- Engineering Department, University of Exeter
Thursday 1 April 2021
Session 6: Future of the Creative Industries: Core skills required in the post-Covid-19 era
In this session, the Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council will talk about current trends in the creative industries and share her thoughts on the core skills required in the post-Covid-19 era. Academic speakers from Coventry University, Falmouth University and Oxford Brookes University will also outline how they prepare you for the future of the creative industries, such as architecture, arts and design, film and photography. The speakers will also discuss related themes such as the digital age and the role of creativity in sustainable development. There will also be time for you to ask our speakers questions and/or share your opinions.
During the breakout session, you are invited to join participating universities in their individual rooms to learn more about their offering, scholarships and more.
- Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University
- Institute of Photography and Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth University
- Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University