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Thursday, 26 April 2012

UK EDUCATION FAIR , MAY 2012 : SPOT ADMISSION

MEET TOP UK/OVERSEAS UNIVERSITIES FOR SEPT 2012 ADMISSIONS/SCHOLARSHIPS !

HAVE A FACE TO FACE DISCUSSION WITH UK UNIVERSITY DELEGATES FOR YOUR ADMISSION/SCHOLARSHIPS/CAREER GUIDANCE AFTER YOUR STUDIES

REGISTER NOW (email : info@combineco.com or SMS/Call 9810111169) to attend the UK Education Fair in Delhi NCR on 27 May 2012

WIDE RANGE OF COURSES: Engineering, Managment, MBA, Science, Technology, Physiotherapy, Biotech and many more...
UPDATE: WORKING IN THE UK AFTER YOUR STUDIES
New UKBA Post-study work rules effective April 2012

Working after your studies is now subject to Tier 2 (Skilled worker) VISA. The earlier Post Study work visa is now replaced with the Tier 2 Visa to attract QUALIFIED/TALENTED international graduates who can work in the UK subject to getting a Certificate of Sponsorhip from an Employer and meet criteria such as:

*Working with an annual salary of GBp20,000 or more (Average graduate an
d post graduate salary in the UK is GBP25000 and GBP28000 per annum), AND

* Completiong of a Resident Labour Market test (not displacing a local resident for a job), OR

* get a Job in the Shortage Occupation list, AND

* show Maintenance funds, AND

* have sufficient English language skills


The above requirements are NOT very different to OTHER countries such USA, Australia where a similar requirement is in place.
Getting a degree from one of the TOP UK Universities will help increase your chances of meeting the above critera to be eligible for a Tier 2 Skilled Worker Visa. Contact us http://www.combineco.com/ for guidance !!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Top UK University spotlight: Liverpool JM University.
Liverpool City is European capital of culture and home of the Beatles (!). One of UK's largest cities
Wide range of courses: Engineering, Computing, Marine/Maritime, Pharmaceutical sciences, MBA (Recent graduates), Sports sciences and many more...
Scholarships available for Sept 2012 intake.
see the video presentation !
TOP MBA UK University Spotlight, Sept 2012 intake:
University of Brunel, London MBA programme
Financial Times Ranked Top25 in UK, Top 75 in Europe
AMBA accredited. Contact us for admissions and scholarships !
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/bbs/mba

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Easy Tips for Students Planning To Study in uk

Studying U.K can be a rich and fulfilling experience for any student, especially those who have their eyes on a rich educational future. While many high school students out there are able to participate in student exchange programs before college the most viable and useful study abroad programs are often made available to students in college. Students are given the opportunity to study in their field at a campus.
Universities in the UK offer world-class international education of the highest standards. It has one of the oldest systems of education with a global reputation. UK provides a very vibrant, cosmopolitan environment for international students with a wide variety of study options from among the 1000's of Educational Institutions. Student must have a proof of funds to pay tuition fees and other expenses like living expenses and transportation etc. The international student must be free from any criminal record, in good health and have to submit a medical certificate.
On their arrival in U.K, students are required to show documents like valid passport, letter from visa office, acceptance letter copy from respective college, proof of funds for tuition fee and reference letter. All these items should be handy since you may not be approved to enter in U.K in the absence of any of these documents.
You might be entitled for free or subsidized medical treatment under the NHS(National Health service), but in order to avail this benefit the duration of your course must be at least six months. If you are not eligible for NHS then you must take out an international student health insurance.

The UK provides great educational opportunities for students and having such an experience on a resume is impressive to a prospective employers. Employers like to see when an individual is willing to do what it takes to better themselves. This shows that employer that the prospect is willing to go above and beyond in order to succeed.
The cost of living varies as per foreign student’s needs and standard of living. Accommodation is available in private apartments, hostels and home stays apart from on campus residence. If you have decided to make U.K your study destination, then ask a reliable and trustful Education Consultants U.K to guide you towards easy Student immigration to U.K.
One of the great things about Studying U.K is that the school can take care of a lot of the complications that a traveling student might otherwise have to deal with on their own. There are some things that a student traveling U.K could do to make their trip as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Guidelines for applying for Full Scholarships

Guidelines on preparing an effective Scholarship application for scholarships such as the UK Government & British Council Jubilee FULL Masters Scholarship
– Sept 2012 intake
Last date of application is Thursday 10 May 2012
By Ranvir Puri
British Chevening/Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholar : MBA, Imperial College London, Business School
Some useful guidelines to remember !
CV/Resume
Prepare a resume highlighting your academic qualifications & achievements, work experience (if any), and extracurricular activities in no more than 2 A4 pages
Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose in the application form is MOST important and should be as clear and explicit as possible. Try and keep it with 2 A4 pages
·         Reasons for choosing this particular course / research programme and institution
·         Your subject of interest
·         The suitability of your education & background for this programme
·         Your present & future goals & how this programme fits into your future plans
·         Extra curricular activities
·         What you think you can contribute to the course / institution 
Additional issues to incorporate in your essay:
  • Demonstrate ambition, entrepreneurial and creative spirit and leadership skills based on your background and achievements to date
  • Demonstrate commitment to return to India and make a contribution to the future development of the country. Be realistic (!)
  • Highlight your career ambition (say in the next 5 years) particularly after studying in the UK
  • Detail your suitability for the proposed programme and the scholarship and how this will help you in your career
  • Try and indicate how the Scholarship funding is appropriate for you given availability of your/family funds. Would you be able to undertake the proposed course of study without this funding ?
Academic Reference
Areas for your referee to highlight as indicated on the reference form:
  • Intellectual capabilities
  • Motivation
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Overall as compared to your peers.
Discuss with your referee your areas of strength and areas for improvement. Give him/her insight regarding assessment in terms of your academic and intellectual ability and achievements to date.
Choose an appropriate referee who can indicate and complete ALL areas as stated above
Professional Reference
Areas to highlight by your referee as indicated on the reference form:
  • Intellectual capabilities
  • Motivation
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Overall as compared to his/her peers.
  • Problem solving ability
  • Leadership qualities
  • Team management skills
Discuss with your referee your career ambition , areas of strength and areas for improvement , your suitability for the proposed programme and the scholarship and how this will help in your career
Choose an appropriate referee who can indicate and complete ALL areas as stated above

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Dont wait till 30 April 2012 to apply for the FULL UK Masters scholarhips for Sept 2012 entry !
CONTACT US FOR APPLICATION AND SCHOLARSHIP GUIDANCE
British Council and the UK Government are delighted to present this wonderful opportunity that enables young Indians to pursue a one year Masters programme in Management, Manufacturing, Science and Technology in a recognised UK institution and follow it up with a month-long internship programme in the UK.


http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships-jubilee_scholarships.htm

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Scholarship interview tips. Several scholarships interviews are being conducted in India  for Sept 2012 intake (e.g. Felix Univ of London Full Masters/Phd scholarships, UK Masters FULL Scholarships in May & June 2012). 



Scholarship Interview Tips

Preparing for the Interview
1. Know the exact place and time of the interview, the names of the interviewers, eg. full name andcorrect pronunciation and their titles.
2. Learn pertinent facts about the scholarship.
3. Find out why the interviewer is interested in your qualifications and academic record.
4. Determine how the opportunity will impact your immediate and long-term career development.
5. An interview is a "two-way street." Know what questions to ask during the interview. Your questions allow the representative to evaluate your professional and personal needs. Insightfulquestions help both of you determine if your relationship will be mutually rewarding. Lastly, thebetter you understand the opportunity, the more you will be able to communicate your interest inthe scholarship.
6. Put your best foot forward. Always wear proper attire and greet your interviewer with a firmhandshake and an enthusiastic smile.
7. Practice with fellow students/ your supervisor to improve your confidence in talking about your research.

The Interview
1. For the interviewer, the "right match" means the scholarship providers have identified individualscapable of performing the immediate challenges. More importantly, they hope the individualshave the potential to be future resources and assets to the institution offering the scholarship.
2. You are being interviewed by the interviewer to determine whether you have the qualificationsnecessary to undertake the scholarship and whether a mutually rewarding professionalrelationship can be formed.
3. Similarly, you must determine whether you can be successful in the scholarship and whether thisopportunity will enable growth and development.

Be prepared to answer such questions as
Tell me about yourself?
Tell me about your background, accomplishments?
What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
What interests you about the scholarship?
What outside activities are most significant to your personal development?
PhD progress issues and achievements to date. Discussion of proposal and how past workwill fit into work to be done now.
Where does the candidate see the award fitting into their future goals?
What interested the candidate in coming into this field?
What other financial resources does the candidate have available?
Be prepared to ask questions, such as:
What would I be expected to accomplish through this scholarship?
What are the greatest challenges experienced by people undertaking the scholarship?Not letting these kinds of subjects catch you off-guard is a key factor in maintaining your composure during an interview. Rehearse these questions and answers in your mind or out loudin the days before the interview.

Possible negative factors evaluated by an interviewer:
Personal appearance which is less than professional.
Overbearing, over-aggressive or egotistical behaviour.
No positive purpose.
Lack of interest and enthusiasm - passive and indifferent.
Lack of confidence and poise; nervousness.
Evasiveness; making excuses for unfavourable factors in academic history.
Lack of tact, maturity and courtesy.
Inability to maintain a conversation.
Lack of commitment to fill the scholarship available.
Failure to ask questions about the scholarship.
Lack of preparation for interview -- failure to get information about the organisation, resultingin inability to ask intelligent questions.

Closing the Interview
1. If you are interested in the scholarship, let the interviewer know. If you feel the scholarship isattractive and you want it, ask about the next step in the process. Be a good salesperson andsay something like: "I'm very impressed with what I've heard. I am confident I could do anexcellent job in the scholarship you have described to me." The interviewer is likely to beimpressed with your enthusiasm.
2. Don't be too discouraged if no immediate commitment is made. The interviewer will probablywant to communicate with the other committee members or possibly interview more candidatesbefore making a decision.
3. If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already beenrejected, don't let your discouragement show. Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinelyinterested in you may seem to discourage you as a way of testing your reaction.
4. Thank the interviewer for his or her time and consideration. If you have answered the twoquestions-- "Why are you interested in this position?" and "What can you offer?"-- you have doneall you can.

Some "DOs" and "DON'Ts
Do plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival for an interview is never excusable.
If presented with an application, fill it out neatly and completely. Don't rely on your application or resume to do the selling for you. Interviewers will want you to speak for yourself.
Do greet the interviewer by last name if you are sure of the pronunciation. If not, ask theemployer to repeat it. Give the appearance of energy as you walk. Smile! Shake hands firmly.Be genuinely glad to meet the interviewers.
Do wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright, look alert and interested at alltimes. Be a good listener as well as a good communicator.
Do look the interviewer in the eye while speaking.
Do follow the interviewer's leads, but try to get the interviewer to describe the scholarship to youearly in the interview so that you can apply your background, skills and accomplishments to thescholarship.
Do make sure that your good points come across to the interviewer in a factual, sincere manner.Stress achievements, eg. academic achievements.
Do always conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the scholarship you are discussing.Never close the door on an opportunity.
Do show enthusiasm. If you are interested in the opportunity, enthusiastic feedback canenhance your chances of being furthered considered. If you are not interested, your responsiveness will still demonstrate your professionalism.
Don't forget to bring a copy of your resume! Keep several copies in your briefcase if you areafraid you will forget.
Don't answer with a simple "yes" or "no." Explain whenever possible. Describe those thingsabout yourself which relate to the situation.
Don't lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and succinctly.
Don't make unnecessary derogatory remarks about your present or former employers or lecturers, students.
Don't over-answer questions.

Summary
Adapt - Listen and adapt. Be sensitive to the style of the interviewers. Pay attention to thosedetails of dress, office furniture, and general decor that will afford helpful clues to assist you intailoring your presentation.
Relate - Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and the organisation. Focus onachievements relevant to the scholarship.
Encourage - Encourage the interviewer to share information about the organisation todemonstrate your interest.

Additional sources of reference of interest