Youths thinking to kickstart their tertiary education need look no further than British Council’s Smart Talk Webinar Series 2021-2022. Happening every Saturday from 9 October, this webinar series aims to inspire students on the possibilities of education in the UK. The webinars give the audience an opportunity to interact with a new generation of leading players who play an important role in the development of various disciplines and industries.
A line-up of thought-provoking speakers among British and Malaysian talents will share their experiences of living and studying in the UK. These outstanding individuals will provide insights into how their time in the UK nurtured them into the persons they are today, as well as how they found success in their respective industries.
Catch Dr Amalina Bakri, General Surgeon and Research Fellow at Imperial College London on 9 October as she talks about medicine and what medical students can do to achieve their goals.
Ian Yee, award-winning investigative journalist and Co-Founder of The Fourth, will be speaking on 16 October about investigative journalism and its positive impact on our communities.
Celyn Bricker, artist and Co-Founder of CELU Studio, will give his insights on how he started his artistic journey as a student and the contribution of art in addressing conversations about the environment.
Last but not least, Danial Rahman, Director of the CEO’s Office at Sunway Education Group, will share his perspective on public affairs and his views on nation-building.
Read what Dr Amalina and Ian Yee have to say about studying in the UK below:
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunities in the UK that have moulded me into the person I am today. I have learned so much from an incredibly diverse network of people during my studies. Even today, the lessons and knowledge I have gathered through my education remain as my guiding principles to not only better myself, but to help other people in my capacity as a medical professional and advocate for women everywhere,” said Dr Amalina Bakri, General Surgeon and Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London.
“Education is a truly important aspect of any developing student aspiring to achieve great things. My studies in the UK opened my eyes to different perspectives from people of all walks of life. During that time, I have been taught that journalism is an incredible medium through which we can uncover the truth and share our stories with the world. I hope that more students will be inspired and motivated the same way I have been as they choose their next steps in education,” said Ian Yee, who has garnered over 40 international awards for his work as an investigative journalist.
Smart Talk is designed to give audiences a more fun and engaging experience. Each webinar is a 45-minute informal lecture on Zoom followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with the audience.
Those who are interested may register at https://www.britishcouncil.my/study-uk/smart-talks-webinar-series-2021, and follow British Council’s social media, @BritishCouncilMalaysia (Facebook) or @my_british (Instagram) for more information on these speakers and the specific dates the webinars will take place.