Tuesday 19 August 2014


Top US and Canadian careers guidance counsellors are visiting Wales to find out what Welsh universities can offer their students and the British Council says Wales is well placed to attract more North American students.

The ten senior counsellors, including the president of the Higher Education Consultants Association, will be welcomed to the British Council Wales offices in Cardiff on 22 August. The group will be given a briefing on the Welsh higher education sector and visit Cardiff and Swansea universities and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Head of education at British Council Wales, Chris Lewis, explained: “The counsellors are the main source of advice for students who are looking to study abroad and we’re keen to show them what Welsh higher education can offer.

“We have excellent universities in Wales and it’s a great place to study. This visit is a good opportunity to introduce Welsh universities and Wales to key Canadian and American contacts.”

The counsellors are visiting as part of the British Council’s Education UK Counsellor Mission, which showcases the UK’s higher education sector.

Representatives from nine Welsh higher education institutions will be meeting the visiting group to talk about their universities and what they can offer.



Notes to Editor

The EducationUK Counsellor Mission is a familiarisation trip for key professionals in major university counselling associations in the USA and Canada. The programme will showcase the UK’s excellent practices in teaching and learning while familiarising participants on the undergraduate model of education. Through this inspirational programme the British Council will create more opportunities for UK higher education institutions to engage guidance counsellors. These associations provide resources, training and event platforms to engage a combined membership that totals over 20,000.


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Alison Cummins at British Council Wales 029 2092 4334 or alison.cummins@britishcouncil.org 

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