Competition offers students a foretaste of education in the UK


Many students are looking to further their education by studying abroad, but what is it really like? A new competition being launched by The British Council in Jordan and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), is providing the opportunity for two students to win a week-long cultural and educational trip to the UK.

The competition, which offers students the chance to gain a real insight into student life in higher education in the UK, is open to any student in Jordan aged between 16 and 17 years old who is committed to sitting a Cambridge IGCSE examination and has a comfortable level of English language.

Hana Arafat, Communications Manager at the British Council says, “We are proud to be working in partnership with University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to sponsor this competition. The prize offers a unique cultural and educational experience for students who have a genuine interest in how further education in the UK could help them achieve their ambitions.”

Judges will be looking for students who have a passion for their current work and an ambition to pursue their studies at a higher level. They should have a balance of academic and extra-curricular achievement and a commitment to school life and community work.

The competition is part of the 6th annual Cambridge Queen Rania Awards, which recognises the Kingdom’s most outstanding students who have scored the highest marks in a single subject at either IGCSE, AS or A Level.

For more information about the Cambridge Queen Rania Awards or to download an entry form, visit the British Council’s website Entries must be received by the 7 August 2008.

Notes to Editors:

About CIE

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. CIE offers the Cambridge International Curriculum for
5 – 19 year olds, professional qualifications for teachers and vocational qualifications for adult learners. CIE qualifications are taken in 150 countries and recognised by universities, educational providers and employers across the world.

CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organization and part of the University of Cambridge. CIE has a strong pedigree in development and research and offers unrivalled support to its network of registered centres.

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About British Council

British Council connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. The British Council was established in Jordan in 1948. Over the past 60 years it has worked closely with Jordanians to foster long-term co-operation and mutually beneficial partnerships in the fields of education, information communications technology (ICT), arts and culture, English language teaching and the development of a strong and progressive civil society. To find out more about the British Council in Jordan log on to

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