Universities of UK have released a film whose motto is to establish consciousness of the application procedure for higher studies in leading universities in UK. UK universities, student's home office and the British Council in Delhi are combined to create the film.
Two Indian students are featured in the film. They are shown as students aspiring to go for higher studies in UK for which they are applying for student visa. The film showcases the students' hopes and dreams about studying in UK as against the anxiety of the parents, fearing the unknown in a foreign country and worrying about their children's safety. The film presents the key information required to live and study in UK.
The film is to benefit both parents and students in India to learn about visa procedure and application to go for higher studies in UK according to a press statement. The film will be available for parents and students of India via You Tube and the university websites of UK, along with those from the partner establishments.
The chief executive of UK universities,Nicola Dandridge, said "This is a great way of showing, to the many students around the world who want to study in the UK, how the process works and how it can become a reality. Prospective international students and their parents hear a lot of myths about the application process and the UK's student visa system. Through these real life examples, they get a first-hand account of how the process actually works."
Further she added,"UK universities remain extremely attractive to international students, so it is vital that we provide a warm welcome and ensure that visa and immigration rules are properly understood. International students make an extremely valuable contribution to the UK, both academically and financially."
The film is made by Ravi Lekhi, Indian filmmaker and is directed by well established BBC journalist Nicola Carslaw, and The University of Sheffield has commissioned the film.