DTiNews to host forum on study and work in the UK
  • | | March 09, 2011 09:00 PM

DTiNews will hold a live online forum in conjunction with ICS-UKEAS on March 11, in order to provide helpful information on study and work in the UK.

The forum entitled “Career path guide for students in the UK” will last for three hours, beginning 9:00am.

Those who participate will have a chance to ask questions in real time, online to Carl Owen from ICS-UKEAS, Lee Wildman from Queen Mary, University of London, as well as a former student and UK citizen.

Questions, concerns and inside, useful information about how to go through the process of studying and working in the UK will be given time in this unique online event.

The forum will be bilingual - in both Vietnamese and English. Those who would like to participate are encouraged to send their questions below.

Answers to all questions will be immediately translated so that both English and Vietnamese speakers can read them.

After the forum, ISC-UKEAS will organise education exhibitions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in order to offer study opportunities to Vietnamese students who may wish to study at 30 prestigious universities and colleges throughout the U.K.

Profiles of forum participators:

Carl Owen

Country manager for ISC-UKEAS from May 2008 – Present

Carl’s background is in English Language education, particularly in teaching academic English for university prep, as well as IELTS and study skills. He has primarily lived in Asia since 1991and has worked in Japan, Australia – at the University of Queensland- and Taiwan, where he lived for 14 years and became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Carl has worked for UKEAS in Taiwan from 2005 to 2008 and since then for ISC-UKEAS in Vietnam as Country Manager. In his role as Country Manager at ISC-UKEAS, Carl enjoys the challenge of providing a service to students that is complete, personable, impartial and tailored to each student’s needs and proclivities. Carl says, “Making the choice of investing such a large sum of money in your overseas study is an important choice and we provide students with the right information and a large range of choices in institutions and courses in order to find the ‘best fit’ study pathway that will lead to promising career opportunities both in Vietnam and abroad.”

Personal Interests

He is a regular swimmer and he enjoys reading and watching films and documentaries. He loves travelling, the ‘great outdoors’, and learning about other cultures and cooking. He is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker and a struggling Vietnamese language student. He also loves listening to music and play bass guitar, guitar and mandolin. He has
performed in several working bands throughout Taiwan, playing jazz, blues, folk, rock, Celtic, ‘Americana’ and has recorded CDs of several of his bands.



Lee Wildman

Senior International Officer
Queen Mary, University of London

After reading English at Nottingham Trent University, Lee Wildman was elected onto the Executive Committee of the Students Union for a sabbatical post in 2004/05.

Following completion of this role, he joined Bosworth Independent College in Northampton as an International Marketing Officer. For two years, he developed new markets for the College, particularly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and increased their student numbers within existing markets such as Nigeria.

In November 2007, he joined Queen Mary, University of London where he has responsibility for the Colleges’ marketing activities in Southeast Asia and the UK as well as oversees the College’s activities in Africa, Pakistan and Central Asia.



Lan Nhi

A former student of Birmingham University



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