Bringing UK University Life to a Record Number of Chinese Students
China sends more students to the UK than any other country, with more than 150,000 Chinese students currently studying at UK universities. After the impact of Brexit and the pandemic, this number looks set to increase even further in the coming years (CCTV, 2021 Recent UCAS figures have shown a record number of applications from Chinese students hoping to study in the UK increasing by 12% with numbers now in excess of 28,000.
“At Freshers Festival Group our aim is to create experiences which encourage students to connect with each other as well as the brands and organisations they need to make their time in education fun, positive and successful. Usually students would be well-informed by friends or family who had recently travelled to the UK but with restrictions stopping that for many the information isn’t there in the same way it was pre-pandemic. With so many students desperate to come the UK we want to fill this information vacuum to deliver the best content we can to equip them to make positive decisions while considering their move to the UK.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Freshers Festival China. Through this partnership we are able to showcase the experiences available to future residents, from the stunning places to live, to our great locations and of course our well informed and supportive team. At Homes for Students we understand the considerations taken into account when making the decision to study abroad and with us, students find not only a place to live but also a place to thrive, meet new friends and live new experiences. Our robust relationships with local universities makes us the perfect choice for students hoping to live and study in the UK next year and we look forward to answering lots their questions once the fair is underway. ”
The event will be broadcast through a collaboration between China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), the leading organisation to promote trade between Britain and China, Homes for Students (HFS) one of the UK’s leading providers of student accommodation, Expede International (EI) international student specialists and Freshers Festival Group (FFG), who have run some of the largest online and live student events in the UK for over 15 years.
After universities and organisations saw success with their virtual open days and events during the pandemic, the next logical step is to take these events to different countries, and run them in different languages, to reach as many people as possible. Freshers Festival China will do exactly this, and hopefully give students as much information as possible about UK university life, in order to help them make a more informed higher education choice.