Pre-departure 2018
Pre-departure 2018 image ©

British Council

The pre-departure briefing is an annual event organised by the British Council in order to provide essential information to all students who have received an offer from UK institutions. 

The event includes presentations with useful information on:

  • preparation and settling in
  • visa application
  • life in the UK
  • other relevant topics such as finances, insurance and travel

Participants also have a chance to meet with current students from various institutions to get answers to your specific questions. You may read the Study UK website for practical advice before you go. 

For those interested in the Contiki Travel Scholarship, please visit our events page.
If you would like to see the pictures from Pre-departure 2018, please visit our Flickr page.

The next Pre-departure for UK-bound students in Singapore will take place in 2019.

Pre-departure for UK-bound students 2018

Date: 22 July 2018
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre

For those who did not attend the event held on 22 July 2018 at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre, here are some information to help you to prepare for your move to the UK. 

  • view our pre-departure guide
  • gather useful advice from our Study UK website
  • download the speakers' presentations from the event by clicking on the presentation titles indicated in the seminar programme
  • download leaflets/brochures from our Premier Partners.

Seminar Programme 


Event Programme


Guests to be seated
Welcome and opening address
Prize giving ceremony
By British Council


Life in the UK
By UK Singapore Students' Council (UKSSC)


Travel in the UK / Europe
By Contiki


Student Visas for the UK
By UK Visas and Immigration

From 15.00

Various student organisations and relevant service providers will be represented at their respective booths

Rolling presentations (15.00 - 15.30)


End of programme

List of exhibitors for 2018: 

Companies/ Organisation

1.  British Airways (Brochure
2.  Contiki (Brochure
3.  DHL (Brochure)
4.  HSBC (Brochure
5.  Mapletree (Brochure)
6.  Marsh Insurance (Brochure
7.  Overseas Singaporean Unit (Brochure
8. (Brochure
9.  UK Visa and Immigration 
(Brochure: Top tips for Tier 4 Study Visa and Tier 4 Study Visa Guide)

Singapore Student Societies

Aberdeen Singapore Society LSE Singaporean Society
University of Birmingham Singapore Society Singapore Students' Society of Manchester
University of Bristol Malaysian and Singaporean Students' Association Newcastle University Singapore Society
University  of Dundee Singapore Society Oxford University Malaysian and Singaporean Students' Association
Durham University Singapore Society Queen Mary Singapore Society
Edinburgh University Singapore Society Queen's University of Belfast Singapore Society
University of Exeter Singapore Society Reading University Singapore Society
Glasgow University Singapore Society Sheffield Singapore Society
Goldsmiths Singapore Society SOAS Singapore Society
Imperial College Singapore Society University of Southampton Singapore Society
King's College London Singapore Society UCL Singapore Society
Leeds Singaporean Society Warwick Singapore Society
Loughborough University Malaysian and Singaporean Society  

 Alumni / Interest Groups 

Dunman High School Youth Alumni (UK)
Healthcare Expeditions International
Hwa Chong Overseas Support Group (United Kingdom)
Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF)
Rafflesians Unite
Singapore Healthcare Society (UK)
Singapore Medical Society of the United Kingdom
Singapore Muslim Students Overseas 
United Kingdom Singapore Law Students' Society
United Kingdom-Singapore Students' Council

External links