Pre-departure for UK bound students 2017 image
Pre-departure for UK bound students 2017 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 for your specific questions.

The next Pre-departure for UK-bound students in Singapore will take place in 2018.

Pre-departure for UK bound students 2017

Date: Saturday 22 July 2017
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre

At the event, we had lined up a programme aimed to help students prepare adequately for their studies in the UK. In addition to the series of seminars covering useful topics, students had the opportunity to speak to representatives from relevant organisations and participating student society groups too.

For those who did not attend the event held on 22 July 2017 at Singaproe Polytechnic Convention Centre, here are some information to help you with prepare for your move to the Uk. You can:

  • view our pre-departure guide, First Steps, online
  • gather useful advice from our Study UK website
  • download the speaker's presentation from the 22 July 2017 event by clicking on the presentation titles indicated in the seminar programme.

Seminar Programme 




Guests to be seated
Welcome and opening address


Destination UK! 
By British Council


Student Visas for the UK
By UK Visas and Immigration


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


Question and answer session

From 16.00

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


End of programme

List of exhibitors: 


1. British Airways
2. DHL
4. Marsh Insurance
5. - find your home
6. Overseas Singaporean Unit
7. UK Visas and Immigration 

Singapore Student Societies

Aberdeen Singapore Society LSESU Singapore Society
University of Birmingham Singapore Society Singapore Students' Society of Manchester, United Kingdom
University of Bristol Malaysian and Singaporean Students' Association Newcastle University Singapore Society
Dundee University Singapore Society Nottingham Singapore Society
Durham University Singapore Society Oxford University Malaysian and Singaporean Students' Association
Edinburgh University Singapore Society Queen Mary 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 St Andrews Singapore Society
King's College London Singapore Society UCL Singapore Society
Leeds Singaporean Society Warwick Singapore Society
Loughborough University Malaysian and Singaporean Society University of York Singapore 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 Students' Council

External links