International Recruitment Coordinator Sandeep Sharma recently returned from two weeks touring International High Schools in India to promote UC and launch the much anticipated UC on Wheels campaign. He shares his experience with us here.
UC on Wheels is a unique concept that introduces prospective students to UC through storytelling.
Our International Relationships Office (IRO) representative (in this instance, myself), starts by initiating conversation with the students on a topic of global relevance (i.e. Global Citizenship) before the accompanying UC academic (in this case Dr Moffat Mathews) leads the discussion using a lecture style delivery for thirty minutes, allowing students to experience a UC style of in-class teaching and learning.
This is followed by an essay writing competition before an alumni representative speaks with the students about their experience at UC.
To round out the visit, students are given information about UC colleges and related programs before experiencing a 360 degree ‘tour’ of campus thanks to a specially equipped VR headset.
Over the course of two weeks we visited over 1000 students in fourteen schools across four cities, including SelaQui International School (Dehardun), National Public School (Bangalore) and India International School (Bangalore), who signed a memoranda of understanding with UC in June of this year.
If you’re interested in accompanying IRO to India for trips like this, we would love to have you. I’ll be organising meetings with all colleges soon to discuss opportunities in the new year.
Colleges will need to cover the costs associated with sending staff on such trips however we recommend giving this strong consideration as it could lead to a great return on investment for future intakes.
Following the success of his Indian tour, Sandeep will soon depart for United Arab Emirates and Oman, and is highly confident of the potential in this market.
To hear more about the great work coming out of our International Relationships Office, keep an eye on Intercom or contact the team here>