CIS Barcelona College & University Fair

Last month our sixth formers enjoyed their visit to the British Universities Fair and returned to Kensington with a much enlightened understanding of what is on offer at tertiary level in the UK.

However, we are an international school with almost half of our leavers joining universities far away from the British Isles so our visit on November 8th to the annual Council of International Schools Fair was extremely worthwhile. Representatives of colleges from all around the world spoke to our pupils with a particular focus on entry requirements and day-to-day campus life.

Choosing a university is a difficult and very time consuming process but attendance at these fairs has made the decision a little easier to make. We would like to thank the Benjamin Franklin School for kindly hosting the event and Ms.Ruiz for accompanying the party on the day a general strike made transport somewhat problematic!

It is very fashionable for events such as this to request feedback so in future it would be nice to see the exhibitors attend for longer than two hours; the queues were unreasonably long and the event was very crowded. Having made this point we must stress that, on balance, it was a splendid occasion.

We fully appreciate our good fortune living in Barcelona having such occasions so close to our school; some students had spent over two hours travelling to the event.

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