Embassy Education Seminar June 2011
A stream of delegates register for the Education Conference
MargaretAnn Khoury and Joao da Costa (Southbank International) talk to Prof Dr Tubagus Soelaiman (Indonesia)
"The first annual 'Networking for Diplomats' event held in London yesterday, proved its credential and has firmly placed itself on the schools' marketing map!"
Melanie Gray, Wycliffe College
Lotty Ysenbrandt (Belgium) talks to Alan Mackay of the University of Edinburgh
Modisotsile Magaga (Botswana) finds out about services at Cardiff Sixth Form College from Yasmin Sarwar
The Embassy Induction Seminar and Education Seminar are the only external marketting events we feel worthy of attending.
Southbank International School
Sheila Lambie (Gordonstoun) meets Dr Alessandro Coatti
"Well organised and a good representation of education institutions"
Seychelles High Commission
Stephen Wallis and Sarah Harrison (Kent University) meet Guillermo Pardave (Peru)
Dr Xhoanna Papakostandini (Albania) talks to David Rose (North London International School)
"This was a well-organised event that provided an opportunity to meet representatives of the diplomatic community, offering insights into the education agendas of their own country. Making acquaintance with a number of diplomats who had direct connections with Birkbeck was a bonus"
Birkbeck, University of London
Kerry Low (Embassy Group) welcomes Linda Kalimba (Rwanda) and Vupe Kunkwenzu (Malawi)
Lucy Cornibert (St Lucia) and Julie Rolls (University College London)
"This Education Seminar has helped me understand the education system and opportunities in the UK, as well as its rules and regualtions. I found it very useful to meet representatives of different schools and universities, and gain a better insight in what is on offer in the UK at primary, secondary and tertiary level, which will help me in my role as family officer at our Embassy"
Royal Netherlands Embassy
Carol Baker and Simon James of Kent College talk to Aida Toumi (Tunisia)
"We found the event both interesting and worthwhile particularly as it allowed us to meet with a group of people who are often difficult to reach due to their busy schedules"
Lucy Thomas, University of Surrey
Matthew Dean of Birkbeck University talks to Eiman Baldo (Oman)
Eisa Kameli (Iran) talks to Michael Addison of Albion College
Liza Rodger of Aston University Birmingham talks to Precilla Alicant and Sylvester Ambokile (both Tanzania)
"The event proved to be a fruitful opportunity to address pressing education questions to representatives of the international community, together with providing networking opportunities for both emassy delegates and representatives from the sector"
Dean Close School
Jana Prikrylova (Czech Republic) chats to Mary Mitchell (TASIS The American School in England)
"Such events would be good forum for networking opportunities and sharing the experience and problems, it was really wonderful"
Embassy of Nepal
Nickesha Smith (Trinidad & Tobago) and Melissa Werrett (Bristol University)
Savvas Pavlides (Cyprus) talks to Mary-Ann McClaran (Dean Close School)
"I would recommend the event to any institution interested in developing relationships with embassies"
Melanie Gray (Wycliffe College) talks to the High Commissioner for The Seychelles Mr Patrick Pillay
"Excellent one stop place to know more on universities in UK"
Guy Robson from the University of Portsmouth talks to Jonibek Hikmatov (Tajikistan)
Delegates from the Thai Students Unit talk to Ghazi Lashab (Kings College London)
"The conference was very informative, enough time for networking"
Egyptian Culture Bureau
Delegates get down to some networking at the wine reception