Study in Scotland Mr Dominic Milne Acting Head of International Office University of Aberdeen Bangkok, Sunday 20th January 2013
Universities • Ground breaking research • Research at Scottish universities has influenced thinking around the world. • Business partnerships • Scottish universities recognise that education should be a balance of academic progression and business experience – so they build strong industry partnerships for students to make the most of. • Support • You’ll be supported in your move to another country by existing students and the staff – a warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed.
Universities • Employability • Earning a degree at a Scottish university is your passport to a career in Europe and beyond • International student experience 91% of International Students describe Scotland as ‘a good place to be’. Our International students are most satisfied with the subject expertise of academic staff and the multicultural learning environment they find in Scotland.
Universities • Safe and secure More than 90% of International students in Scotland are satisfied it is a safe and secure place to live. • Campus variety • Scottish universities range from green and rural to chic and urban – with either city centre-based accommodation and buildings or out-of-town campuses for a quieter student experience. • Career support • The Scottish university experience is not just about excelling academically: time and support will also be given to making plans for and developing your future career.
World leading education and training in: • Oil & Gas Engineering and related fields • Renewable Energy • Subsea advances • Career opportunities in energy sector in Scotland • Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery • Environmental Science • Medicine and Medical Science • Nursing and Health Science • Master and PhD opportunities in the fields
The weather – Not nearly as bad as you might think! • Eastern part of the country from the 'Highland capital' of Inverness across to Aberdeenshire and down to Angus, Fife and the Lothians enjoy an annual rainfall that is actually similar to or less than New York, Barcelona, Rome or even Rabat in Morocco! • Scotland's high latitude means that although winter days are short, during the summer months, the days are very long, often with an extended twilight. Lerwick in Shetland has about four hours more daylight at midsummer than London! • January and February average temp of around 5° to 7 °C. July and August average temp of 19 °C.
The weather – Not nearly as bad as you might think! • Every cloud has a silver lining... As the old Scottish saying goes, "there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes!" Scotland's five ski centresprovide some of the best-value snowboarding and skiing in Europe! Thank you – Any questions?