The Universal Language and Computer Institute (ULCI) had organised a seminar for students wishing to study at the Stradford College London with Steve Cabb in the Capital on November 8.

Cabb is not a new name to the Nepali listeners of FM. His voice earned the love of listeners when he was the station manager at Kantipur FM for a period of seven years.

Cabb, marketing manager of ULCI, was here to give a seminar to prospective students about studying in London, particularly in SCL. About a 100 students and parents attended the seminar.

Established in 2000, SCL is a new and modern college with 140 international students, out of which 40 are from Nepal. The most popular courses among the Nepali students are Hotel Management, Business Administration, Travel and Tourism as they get good jobs after graduating in these courses.

These types of course are available in Nepal to some extent, so why should Nepali students go to UK for these courses, spending so much money?

Answers Cabb, “We have experienced teachers and the facilities are far better as compared to here in Nepal. Students are not only taught in the classroom but are sent to companies to get a first hand experience of putting the knowledge they have gained into practice.”

He adds the students will have wider degree of potential as the college is well recognised as it is officially registered with the Department of Education.

Another interesting thing for Nepali students would be the fact that London is going to hold the next Olympics in 2012 and as preparation; the Olympic village which is being built could be an object of interest for students.

This year alone Universal Language Institute, which is the only recognised representative of SCL enrolled 14 students from Nepal.

It is one of the best value-for-money colleges in the UK with an affordable fee structure that ranges from Rs 326,000 to 486,000 depending on the courses.

Since the college is 20 minutes away from the city centre, they manage to offer this competitive tuition fees for students as compared to other colleges.

“The main attraction for Nepali students would be the opportunity to study in the world’s most exciting city,” says Cabb. The courses will start from the first week of January. Another advantage of applying in SCL is students do not waste half a year to get enrolled as SCL carries out intakes four times a year.

The ULCI is there to help students in their every step. It is a student-friendly college with 15-20 students in a class. It is like a second home for the students as a quarter of the students are Nepali.