Eight Berkeley Students To Take Part In UK Tour

October 23, 2013

A group of eight Berkeley students will be traveling to the UK this week to participate in a UK College and University tour.

The Bermuda Department of Tourism [BDOT] along with several other local organisations have partnered to support the student educational tour, which is aimed at helping the youngsters gain firsthand knowledge about what life at an overseas tertiary school entails.

The eight students range from classes S-2 to S-4, and their educational interests encompass law, business and economics, graphic arts, medicine, psychology, criminal law, criminology and fashion design.


Some of the institutions they will be visiting during their week-long tour include the University of Kent, King’s College, London Metropolitan, University of Kingston, Southbank University and Reading University. They will also attend the Bermuda Government’s London Office networking reception being held this weekend.

Yesterday [Oct 23], Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell met the students on the Cabinet Lawn to offer them some encouragement and support prior to their departure.

Minister Crockwell said, “We are delighted to partner with our private sector entities to afford these youngsters an invaluable learning opportunity. A campus visit is a student’s opportunity to get a firsthand view of a college.

“While a university catalog, brochure or website can only show you so much, we believe that to really get a feel for a college, students need to fully immerse themselves in the environment.

“Ultimately we see this as a way to prepare both parents and students as to what to expect and to know the possible issues they will face should they choose to study in the UK.”

Minister Crockwell also saw the college tour as a chance for the teenagers to spread the word about Bermuda from a tourism stand point.

He said, “We see this as an opportunity for these students to express their national pride about the Island and in doing so, they are helping to highlight Bermuda’s benefits as a cultural and tourism destination. In fact, they can be considered some of our youngest ambassadors for Bermuda.”

In addition to the BDOT, other supporters of the students’ tour include Barritt’s, Wakefield Quinn, Attride-Sterling and Woloniecki, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Elbow Beach Bermuda, TBI, KFC, Flanagan’s and individual supporters Martin Johnson, Gregory Howard and Michael Taylor.

The students leave for the UK on Friday, October 25 and return November 1.

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  1. education says:

    when will you be at the university of kent? there are quite a few bermudian students here including myself and some other graduates of Saltus, BHS and Cedarbridge?

    • Out of flight says:

      I thought there was a recession/depression and students are visiting. Will they have funds for attending if accepted?

  2. Visa says:

    Do you guys have your visas?
    Oh yeah,I forgot you do not need one,we are still a Dependent Territory!

  3. Rob Slack says:

    ““While a university catalog, brochure or website can only show you so much, we believe that to really get a feel for a college, students need to fully immerse themselves in the environment.”

    That doesn’t make sense.

  4. Shar says:

    Have fun La and Ry! :)

  5. this is a very laudable project for young teeners/students being immersed overseas in preparation for a college life. it will enhance their educational ambitions on a specific course to study. kudos to the supporters and the Bermuda Tourism!!!!!