The UK and Ireland international student markets have reached unprecedented levels in recent years. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. UNESCO reports that there are currently 30,400 UK and 15,400 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time.
UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus program has increased every year since 2007, and just last year Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey in 2015.
Since 2011, FPP’s UK student-facing brand - The Student World – has offered international universities the opportunity to recruit high-quality students at its annual London and Dublin Student Fairs. In addition, the High School Road Shows have proved an excellent way to meet students and build relationships with careers advisers in the very best schools across the UK. Over four to five days, the group of universities typically visits between 10 to 15 high schools, including public, private, grammar and state-funded schools in targeted regions of the UK that we believe have the best profile for overseas study.

UK & Ireland / The Student World

October 2 - 5 and 9 - 12, 2017

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Location Date Standard Rate
South East UK High School Road Show October 2 - 5 £2900 GBP
South West UK High School Road Show October 9 - 12 £2900 GBP

 

This upcoming semester, the UK High School Road Shows will visit two regions of the UK - the South East and the South West - over two separate tours. The South-East tour takes in the Greater London area and neighboring counties, while the South West tour visits Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

UNESCO reports that there are currently 27,400 UK and 16,300 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. Various studies have suggested increases of around 20-23% in the last five years alone, for the UK.

UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus programme has increased every year since 2007, and recently Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey this year.
UNESCO reports that there are currently 27,400 UK and 16,300 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. Various studies have suggested increases of around 20-23% in the last five years alone, for the UK.

UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus programme has increased every year since 2007, and recently Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey this year.
UNESCO reports that there are currently 27,400 UK and 16,300 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. Various studies have suggested increases of around 20-23% in the last five years alone, for the UK.

UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus programme has increased every year since 2007, and recently Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey this year.
UNESCO reports that there are currently 27,400 UK and 16,300 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. Various studies have suggested increases of around 20-23% in the last five years alone, for the UK.

UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus programme has increased every year since 2007, and recently Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey this year.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ROAD SHOW PRICE?
  • A table at each of the school's overseas study exhibitions
  • A university profile in the Road Show guide
  • 1-month listing on edufindme.com
  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the Road Show
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the duration of the Road Show
  • Coach trip between school visits, returning to and from hotel
  • Drop off at large city for onward travel, or trip to London if attending the London fair

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Why Recruit in UK & Ireland?

The UK and Ireland international student markets have reached unprecedented levels in recent years.

The UK and Ireland international student markets have reached unprecedented levels in recent years. Both countries have recorded year-on-year increases in students studying abroad since 2008. UNESCO reports that there are currently 30,400 UK and 15,400 Irish students studying abroad - higher than at any other time. Various studies have suggested increases of around 20-23% in the last five years alone, for the UK.

UK and Irish student participation in the Erasmus programme has increased every year since 2007, and recently Fulbright USA published statistics confirming that the UK is now the largest European source of international students at US universities, having overtaken Germany and Turkey this year.

This remarkable growth trend can be attributed to a number of key drivers.

UK Tuition Fees

Firstly, and most notably, the cap on tuition fees that British universities could charge grew almost threefold to £9,000 per annum, from September 2012. Not surprisingly this raised major concerns about affordability, and domestic applications have suffered as a result. Value for money in studying at a local university is increasingly being questioned, with many UK students opting to studying abroad.

UK and Irish students can choose a European destination, stay relatively close-to-home, pay a lot less, study in their native language, and have an international degree from a similarly ranked institution than they would encounter back home. Further, studying as far abroad as the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is no longer significantly more than the cost of staying put.

Career and Earnings

It is generally considered that studying abroad is the first step to building an international career. Given the increasingly difficult graduate employment market, currently prevailing in the UK and Ireland, a period of time spent abroad has become a valuable addition to today's CV . The growing awareness of the importance of international exposure was also recently noted by a British Council study, which found that one-third of UK adults that had not spent time living or studying abroad felt that it had harmed their career prospects. Further, 54% believed that a lack of global experience was holding them back.

In addition, the CBI’s 2013 Changing the Pace report shows that 47% of employers surveyed expressed concern with UK graduates’ global competences and intercultural awareness, and 55% were dissatisfied with their foreign language skills, all of which have been shown to be highly sought after by employers.

It is quickly becoming common knowledge, amongst UK and Irish students, that those students who have undertaken an Erasmus programme are earning 20% more than their fellow-students who have not.

Attractive Opportunities Abroad

With the growing number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses being offered in English across Europe and Asia, universities on these continents are becoming a much more credible alternative to studying at home. Studying abroad in a foreign language has historically been the most challenging obstacle for UK and Irish students to overcome. Now, a growing number of highly-ranked, elite institutions all over the world are offering many of their programmes in English, with many more following suit.

An Appetite for Adventure

While most attribute the growing UK international student market to the hike in tuition fees, The Graduate Prospects survey found that for 33% of UK students studying abroad the main motivation for doing so, was actually an appetite for adventure. This would seem to support the growing number of UK students studying in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, where the cost of travel ensures that the whole study-abroad experience is not necessarily less than at home. This key-motivating factor, meanwhile, provides hope of increased UK and Irish student numbers for institutions in Asia and the Middle East, which have not traditionally been recipients of students from these markets.

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