Institute’s open day bigger than ever

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017

ICS OPEN DAY FEB 2017 - photo collage

On 2nd February the Institute threw open its doors to prospective students in over 20 centres internationally and online via LiveChat.

The events were greatly attended and appreciated by many who are considering further study and the route towards professional qualifications. Institute staff, members and tutors were on hand to answer queries and all who attended experienced a range of informative and fun occasions including presentations and one-to-one advice.

world-map-open evening 2017 with pins

Some selected event reports follow:


The Open Day held at the Greek Branch was a great success and was an opportunity for potential students of the Institute to come and find out more about the professional qualifying exams (PQE). More than 40 potential candidates attended the event who had the chance to discuss study options offered by the Institute and the syllabus, as well as to meet the tutors, who are highly experienced shipping professionals and who offered them their invaluable guidance regarding which subjects to attend depending on their academic and professional background.


Numerous college students and industry professionals showed up at the Institute's Canada branch events on the West Coast and East Coast of Canada, held at the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia and the Shipping Federation of Canada in Montreal.   Visitors were keen to understand how the Institute can help them take their careers to the next level.  Presentations were given to explain the qualifications and methods of study available as well as administrative aspects such as cost and duration.


Pakistan branch hosted a full house event between 15.30 and 18.30 where their crack team of advisors were fully occupied and all promotional materials taken by eager students by the end of the evening.


A very successful open evening was held on the 2nd of February 2017 and attended by 30 students. Sri Lanka Branch Education Officer Mr Kingsley Abeywickrema  opened the forum by explaining the Institute courses on offer and the benefits of embarking on a professional exam, supported by lecturer in 'Legal Principles of Shipping Business' Mr Jayanath Perera  and  Chairperson Ms Anoma Ranasinghe.


Prospective students came to Singapore branches open day and enquired about the programmes as well as the government's study grants. Members and Fellows of the Institute were also on hand to guide students and describe the benefits of the Institute's network and 'kitemark' of professionalism,  underscoring the importance of this event.


London's event was held at the Baltic Exchange and in addition to the head office team, Richard Scott MA MCIT FICS of London branch also kindly attended.


Our gratitude to everyone who gave their time to contribute to this year's record event which was a roaring success!