What is BESSA?
It is an acronym for The British Education and Schools Show in Asia. We started off as a carefully curated event for families in Asia, inviting schools with a good academic standard across the board, excellent and modern facilities and stronger levels of pastoral care given the distance between the UK and South East Asia. Our schools represent some of the most prestigious and competitively sought after schools in the UK.
At the show, attendees have the opportunity to visit exhibitor booths and meet schools’ admission directors face-to-face. A programme of talks allow parents to hear about topical issues in education from the experts.
This year, the pandemic has transformed the education landscape with schools moving to distance learning, accelerating the use of digital platforms and forcing a re-thinking of how to teach. Staying true to its motto, BESSA is taking its boarding school show online to keep families informed with the changes and as a conduit for open lines of communication between school and home.
Who should attend BESSA Live?
A child’s education and learning experience is of huge importance for any parent. BESSA was founded upon the belief that it is beneficial for both parent and child to understand the options available and make well-informed decisions when choosing a school. BESSA is a great forum not only to explore and learn about British boarding, but also for parents to stay updated with new developments in world leading education.
We encourage parents, together with their school-going children (whether of primary or secondary level), to come to BESSA and speak with school representatives, alumni, current students and other parents.
How to attend BESSA Live and how much does it cost?
BESSA is a free admission event. Pre-register online at live.bessa.asia and create your login account.
When and How do I come to BESSA Live?
BESSA Live will run from 3pm to 7pm Singapore time on Saturday 20th June 2020. You may login to BESSA Live through the website www.live.bessa.asia using your email address and the password you created when you registered. Don’t worry if you forget your password because it can be easily reset on the Login page.
Can I pre-book an appointment with an Exhibitor?
Yes, it is possible to pre-book appointments with individual Exhibitors by emailing email@example.com with your request. Alternatively, you may “walk-in” to any virtual booth during BESSA Live and enter an Exhibitor’s meeting room.
What will I see when I enter an Exhibitor’s booth?
Upon entering each booth, you may speak to the Exhibitor live, by simply clicking the “Talk To Us Now” button. This takes you into their waiting room and alerts them you would like to chat. Don’t worry if you’re not admitted into the meeting immediately – other visitors may be ahead of you. The Exhibitor knows you visited and can also contact you when they are available to chat, or follow up after BESSA Live. In the booth, you can explore more details about the Exhibitor such as prospectuses, admission documents, academic results, video tours and photo galleries.
What questions should I ask at BESSA?
Families interested in a British boarding school and starting their research can refer to this list of questions which covers a wide range of topics, from academic to extra-curricular, admissions and pastoral care:
I’m still a little lost. Can I speak to someone?
The Team at BESSA always love to hear from you! If you have any further questions or feedback, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +65 8742 1827. Follow Us on our social media platforms for updates.