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Greetings from the team at Bristol International College!
We continue to update you on relevant issues from the world of international education and the latest update on the impact of COVID-19 on our provision of courses.
More working women needed in science
Amber Rudd, the UK’s former Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Minister for Women and Equalities claims that “two clear messages about women are emerging from the pandemic”.
Firstly, she points out that women have shouldered the heavier burden of domestic tasks and home schooling, often juggling their own work or having to sacrifice their job altogether.
Secondly, she is particularly concerned that women do not feature enough in the science and technology economy that is going to get the world out of recession.
She urges schools and universities to encourage girls to stick with the STEM subjects that will lead to the exciting and crucial jobs that will drive the future.
UK’s roadmap back to normality
The huge success of the vaccination programme, in terms of both speed and results, has prompted the UK government to announce a four-stage pathway out of lockdown.
This starts with all schools returning on March 8th – a decision backed up by the outcome of several scientific studies concluding that there is no solid evidence to suggest that children attending in-person classes has led to outbreaks in local areas.
International travel remains under review, but further easing of restrictions for families and businesses are planned from April 12th and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he hopes all social distancing restrictions can be lifted on June 21st.
This is all great news for the UK and for the education sector. Schools, colleges and universities can now look forward to welcoming back international students just as soon as travel is permitted.
The team at BIC are ready to answer your queries and take your bookings for our University Preparation Summer Programme 2021 at the University of Bath. The course is designed for international students (15-17 years old) who want to experience life at one of the UK’s leading universities in a World Heritage City.
Discovering Bristol: The Planetarium at ‘We The Curious’
‘We The Curious’ is “an idea and a place for everybody”, and its aim is to create a culture of curiosity. It features over 250 interactive exhibits and members of the public and school groups can also engage with the Live Science Team who help bring science and technology to life..
‘We The Curious’ is also home of the United Kingdom’s first 3D planetarium offering seasonal, presenter-led star shows for all ages. With so much current interest in probes discovering life on Mars, this is a ‘must go’ attraction for anybody visiting or studying in Bristol!
• BIC is a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre which currently runs an online version of UOL’s International Foundation Programme (IFP)
• IFP is an intensive 8-month programme for students aged 16-19 who wish to access leading universities in just one academic year
• IFP courses include: Mathematics & Statistics, Pure Mathematics, Business Management, Economics, Accounting & Finance, International Relations, Law
• 100% university progression for IFP graduates: 60% Russell Group; 30% University of London; 10% top international universities
I would be delighted to meet you, either in person or via the Internet, so that I can introduce you to the huge range of opportunities that Bristol International College can provide.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch,
CEO & Principal