Making Informed Choices At SIM-UOL Education Fair

The first ever SIM- University of London (UOL) Education Fair on 7 April 2018 drew over 130 participants. The half-day fair packed with exciting activities is aimed at helping prospective students make an informed choice as they take the next step in higher education.

18 May 2018

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The first ever SIM- University of London (UOL) Education Fair on 7 April 2018 drew over 130 participants. The half-day fair packed with exciting activities is aimed at helping prospective students make an informed choice as they take the next step in higher education. Dr James Abdey, Assistant Professorial Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science (pictured above) who conducted briefing sessions shares more here…


The SIM- UOL Fair provided an excellent opportunity for potential students and parents to discover more about the exciting study opportunities available at SIM by interacting directly with representatives from London - specifically the London School of Economics, University College London and Goldsmiths.


All smiles at the SIM-UOL Education Fair.

Deciding on a degree programme is no easy decision, so it was pleasing to see so many interested potential applicants taking the time to further research the options on offer. Informed decision-making typically leads to better decisions and the wealth of information available at the Education Fair would have greatly benefitted all those who attended.

Personally, I am delighted that SIM will be the first of our partner teaching institutions to run our new BSc Data Science and Business Analytics degree in the 2018/19 academic year. This skills-rich degree will provide students with the necessary training for employment in numerous fields as a data scientist or analyst, requiring a critical and independent mind.

I very much enjoyed being able to deliver a briefing session on the new degree outlining what data science is, as well as the exciting employment prospects for graduates in this area. In particular, I was pleased to showcase the beauty of data visualisation through a Tableau demonstration (excellent software for bringing data to life) where a blank canvas is quickly transformed into valuable business insights!


At the briefing sessions.

Contributing to the briefing session of the International Foundation Programme (IFP) was a pleasure. Designed with undergraduate DNA, the IFP provides students with an excellent grounding in core social science disciplines preparing them for the rigours of undergraduate study which lie ahead. Speaking on academic aspects of the IFP, it was good to explain the pedagogical benefits of the IFP.

Despite a busy schedule of back-to-back sessions, it was great to be able to speak face-to-face with attendees in all briefings and to answer their questions and offer educational advice over their study choices. A degree may only be three years of study, but your degree stays with you for life so making the right decision is vital. SIM's Education Fair helped make that decision process that much easier!

Posted online, 18 May 2018