Nottingham Trent University sets its sights on student recruitment in South East Asia

As part of its continued investment in international student recruitment from South East Asia, Nottingham Trent University is increasing its in-country presence in the region for 2016.

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Jenny Lewis, Senior International Officer

As part of its continued investment in international student recruitment from South East Asia, Nottingham Trent University is increasing its in-country presence in the region for 2016.

Almost 2,500 students from 129 different nationalities currently study at the University and make up almost 10% of its student population.

‘Connecting Globally’ is a key theme of the University’s five-year strategic plan. The University’s ambitions include attracting talented students from around the world, with international students helping to stimulate a vibrant multinational learning community.

The University’s Senior International Officer for South East Asia and Australasia, Jenny Lewis, will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 24 February and 24 May. Further visits are planned for later in the year.

Jenny will be working alongside existing education agencies in the region to help assist potential students by supporting them with their queries and making their applicant journeys as simple as possible.

As well as representing the University at a UK education fair organised by the British Council, she will provide advice and guidance on courses, application processes, scholarships and portfolios at numerous events in the area.

In addition, Jenny will also represent the University at similar events in the neighbouring countries of Indonesia and Singapore.

Jenny Lewis, who is based in the University’s International Development Office, said: “Having a dedicated Nottingham Trent University representative in South East Asia provides potential students from this region with a brilliant opportunity to meet us in their own countries so they can find out what studying at the University is really like.

“Our increased presence in the region also helps us to provide a better service to our international stakeholders. I am looking forward to meeting prospective students and telling them all about the exciting opportunities they can be a part of whilst studying at the University.

“We have a prestigious International Scholarship Scheme where our best students can represent NTU and be a part of a variety of experiences whilst studying with us, and after graduating too. This scheme has attracted some truly exceptional ambassadors and, given the positive feedback we’ve received, it is something we plan to continue and further develop for future years.”

David Bailey, Nottingham Trent University’s International Development Director, added: “The University’s increased investment in the recruitment of students from South East Asia reflects the importance we place on this market and on creating international diversity within the University.

“It also shows the commitment we have made to achieving our strategic aim of ‘Connecting Globally’, in which we are looking to attract talented students from all over the world in order to enrich the learning experience for all our students and give them an inclusive international perspective.”

Prospective students can meet Jenny and discuss their futures at various events in Kuala Lumpur, including the British Council UK Education Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February. For details of all events in Malaysia, click here.

Jenny will also be representing the University at The British Council Education UK Exhibition on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March at the Grand Ballroom, Fairmont Jakarta Hotel, Indonesia. For details, click here.

For further information about any of the South East Asian events and opportunities to meet representatives of Nottingham Trent University, please email Jenny Lewis.

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    The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015.  It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

Nottingham Trent University sets its sights on student recruitment in South East Asia

Published on 25 February 2016
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