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DAY4: GLOBAL READY GRADUATES
Day 4 Pakistan's Global-Ready Graduates: Readiness for International Study
3rd Dec; 9.00 am GMT (14.00 pm PST)
On Day 4 the global ready graduates event sought to look at the skills that are needed to prepare Pakistan's graduates in order to enable them to get the most out of postgraduate studies outside of Pakistan.
To see the full video of the webinar, Click Here
INTRODUCTION AND SHORT TALKS: The webinar was opened by a pre-recorded speech from Christian Turner, the UK High Commissioner who spoke about the importance of bilateral partnerships for the benefit of both nations. The keynote talk from Dr Atta was not able to be completed due to technical issues, but he began by stressing the importance of online and blended education for teaching. A pre-recorded talk of the Deputy High Commissioner, Mike was also played in which Mike spoke about the importance of linking and harnessing the diaspora.
Professor Jawwad A. Darr (UPSIGN Chairman) spoke about the importance of training academics to support PhDs in Pakistan and also this would lead to them being able to better prepare undergraduates who want to do overseas PGs.
PANEL SESSION AND Q&A:
Dr Maryam Rab spoke about the links between Pakistan and UK and how the British Council is supporting them. Dr Adeela Shafi spoke about the need to give graduates coming overseas the ability to cope with the challenges of having to adapt to the overseas systems and improve writing skills in certain subjects where it was needed. Prof Abu Bakr spoke about the fact that it was possible for Pakistan's graduates and postgraduates to gain entry into scholarship programmes and top university jobs if they were sufficiently supported and prepared.
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