Festival of Higher Education

The first Wellington College Tianjin Festival of Higher Education drew to a close on Tuesday with the visit of the University of St Andrews, the 3rd oldest university in the English-speaking world. The last 6 years of University Fairs have consisted of one day events, however, to allow as many universities to attend as possible this year, the festival was set over 5 days. Some of the highlights were:

  • Wednesday 16th:Portfolio drop in session for Art & Design students followed by a presentation on Art as part of a STEM education (Savannah College of Art & Design)
  • Thursday 17th:Applying to top UK universities (Kings College London)
  • Friday 18th:International University Fair (50 Universities from the UK, USA, Australia, China, Holland, Spain, Switzerland & Japan)
  • Monday 21st:Mini Fair (8 Universities from the US, Switzerland & China)
  • Tuesday 22nd:Applying to the best Scottish Universities (University of St Andrews)

As well as Wellington College Tianjin pupils, we were happy to host visitors from other local and international schools as well as members of the wider Tianjin community. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and helps to strengthen our reputation as an authority on international higher education.

From pupils

The university fair was very helpful. I didn’t ask the university admissions ordinary questions, such as the rank of the school but asked some other information that I couldn’t find on the school’s official website. The university admissions were professional and patient. They even gave me some unexpected questions when I was asking them, including how to study art and design.

—— Nancy, Year 12

From pupils

I really enjoyed the university fair this year. During the activity, I got a chance to talk with the staff from top universities all over the world, including the University of Manchester. I acquired a lot of essential information about these universities including the accommodation and very specific entry requirements of the course that I am interested in.

—— Selina, Year 12

From pupils

After talking to the university admissions from the universities and asking them questions it is much clearer and more understandable for me.  It was a valuable experience to actively take part in exploring the different possibilities that are available worldwide!

—— Nicole, Year 11

Of course, none of these events would have been possible without the support of the hard-working university admissions representatives. It was lovely to see some familiar faces returning to Tianjin and to meet new friends.

From admissions representatives

It’s really been a great afternoon and successful fair at Wellington. Thank you for organising everything!

—— University of Liverpool


From admissions representatives

Thank you very much for allowing the University of Dundee to participate yesterday. I was delighted to meet these very bright students! If there’s anything else we can do to support you and your students, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

—— University of Dundee


From admissions representatives

It was lovely to see you again. Your fair was just fantastic. We appreciate your arrangement and support.

—— University of Queensland

We know that when an application from a Wellington pupil arrives at many top universities it already comes with many positive associations. Events like our Festival of Higher Education continue to build the reputation of the school and its graduates around the globe as well as ensuring a well-informed student body ready to enter an ever more competitive application environment.