Teleconference on Graduate Study in the UK


Teleconference on Graduate Study in the UK

Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia United Kingdom (PPI UK) in collaboration with ITB Delegation for Oxford International Model United Nation (OxIMUN) and Lembaga Kemahasiswaan (LK ITB) invite ITB students to an event offering information and advice for students interested in applying for graduate study at Master’s and PhD levels in the United Kingdom, A Teleconference on Graduate Study in the UK.
This event will be an interactive forum where interested ITB students will be given the chance to virtually discuss the opportunities and strategy needed to pursue master and PhD degrees in top-tier universities in the UK such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College, University of Manchester, and many more.
Name of the Event
Teleconference on Graduate Study in the UK

Objective
To disseminate informations on graduate study in the UK for ITB students

Time and Date
16.00-18.00
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Venue
Teleconference Room TVST

Teleconference Speakers
1. Yuyun Ismawati
BS Environmental Engineering, ITB 1989
MSc. Environmental Change and Management, Oxford University 2011
Founder and Director of Bali Fokus Indonesia
Goldman Environmental Prize 2009
Times Magazine Heroes of the Environment 2009

2. Evan Oktavianus
Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara 2007, FE Universitas Indonesia 2011
Msc. Candidate Environmental Change and Management, Oxford University 2012
Center of International Cooperation Policy, Fiscal Policy,Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
Freelance Writer at The Jakarta Post
Active Member, Trainer and Head Adjudicator at all-levels debate competition
Ketua PPI UK 2011/2012

3. Edo Mahendra
FE Universitas Indonesia, 2007
M.A. Public Management and Governance , Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 2011
DPhil Candidate, International Development, Oxford University
Research Assistant, International Monetary Fund 2007-2009
Research Intern, Centre for European Economic Research, 2010

4. Oktoviano Gandhi
Undergraduate, Physics, University of Oxford

5. Iman Christin
Undergraduate, Engineering, University of Oxford

6. Kevin Dialdestoro
Undergraduate, Mathematics, University of Oxford

About the Teleconference
The teleconference will consist of 3 sections:
1. Opening and Introduction by the Organizing Committee
2. Video/Teleconference with PPI Representatives
3. VQ&A Session

Teleconference Contents:
I. Opportunities for Indonesian to study in the UK (especially in the Oxford University)
a. What is available
b. How is the process
c. What are the challenges
d. What improves our chances
e. Cost, consequences, limitations,

II. Studying in the UK, how does that differ
a. Critical thinking VS memorizing
b. Classes: how are lectures given
c. Assignments, examinations, how does that differ
d. The importance of research
e. Future career

III. Our view on education system in Indonesia
a. Response to the recent requirement for publication of scientific articles
b. What hinders research in Indonesia, and how does the UK differ
c. Writing skills, where do we get that?

IV. Living in the UK, what does that mean
a. Cultural and value differences
b. Social and spiritual life
c. Typical days as students

V. Others
a. Preparation, includes visas, flights, and supporting documents.
b. Admissions, includes introduction on the university, about the city, how to apply, course guide, college guide, fees and fundings.
c. Living in the UK, includes cost of living, accomodation (living and transportation), culture difference, religious practice, PPI community.
d. Graduate Study Requirements, includes admission tests, GPA, standardized test, language skills (TOEFL/TOEIC), GMAT or equivalents, supporting materials (passion letters, letter of recommendations, etc).
e. Scholarship Opportunities
f. Major and Studies
g. Career/Job Opportunity

This event is free fo charge. Register to attend by sending a text message
RSVP-Name-Major-Batch to 08151606664 (Anty TI’09) by Wednesday, 22 February, 2012.


Best Regards,

Sabrina Metra

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