US Counsellors' Visit for Shakespeare Week (British Council)


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Posted on 13 April 2016

On 14 March, High School counsellors from across the US travelled to Keele as part of a Shakespeare Week tour organised by the British Council. During the week the counsellors visited a number of UK midland universities to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's death. In Keele Hall they were treated to a taster session on film representations of Hamlet, led by Shakespeare scholar, Dr Rebecca Yearling, and had chance to ask questions to the admissions team, English tutors, and current US students studying at Keele. The day was a great success, and we hope to welcome more US students to Keele in the coming years!

Some feedback from the week:

"Combining the exposure to many different sorts of universities with lectures and visits to cultural highlights made this a very unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for me...thanks to this tour, I have increased my network of contacts at specific universities."

 "It was a marvelous exposure to many different institutions.  If I am going to refer a student all the way from Los Angeles to attend college in England, I can only feel confident in my referral if I have visited and can tell them with more certainty and detail about what they would be getting themselves into. Clearly, there are distinct advantages to an education abroad and specifically in England there are so many excellent options that I am now very excited to tell my students about.”


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