Friday, 24 November 2023 -
17:00 to 18:30

A statement of purpose document plays an integral role in the application process of a study abroad program as it provides the admission board with the key information about the candidate and why they want to study a particular course at their institution. British Council is proud to conduct a unique session for aspiring students on writing an impactful Statement of Purpose (SOP) for university applications.

Conducted by our expert from the UK, this online interactive session, will show students what needs to be included in a statement of purpose and what universities are looking for when they read the applications.

Event details:

This is an online session that will be conducted on Zoom. Links will be sent to registered participants 24 hours before the start of the session.

  • Date: Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Ages: This session is for ages 16 and above

Register for the session here:

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Meet the expert: Shonagh Maak

Shonagh has worked with international students since 2008 in a variety of roles across Admissions. Student Services. Accommodation, International Recruitment and Partnerships. She is currently International Recruitment Manager (South and South East Asia) at the University of Glasgow where she leads a team of staff across Glasgow, India, Singapore and Indonesia to grow student enrolments and supports a diverse network of partners from the region. She also leads on the university’s overall agent engagement and management. Shonagh joined Glasgow in 2018 and previously worked at the University of Stirling and INTO Newcastle University. She is the Vice Chair of the Scottish Universities International Group (SUIG) and serves the BUILA committee as Co-Opt Lead Agent Framework. 

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