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About Aspire Educational Consulting

Aspire Educational is the leading name in the student recruitment industry with special focus on UK Universities and pathway providers including those with campuses outside the UK. AEC established since January 2001 by its Chairperson Azra Raza provides comprehensive services including career counseling, admission application processing, visa application facilitation and pre-departure briefings to all its valued students.

AEC is focused on providing accurate information to the students about academic opportunities in UK and facilitates the students in selecting the right career and institution hence placing them in an environment conducive to their needs and ability.

Aspire Educational Consulting is a professionally run company with offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. With its formidable team Aspire will continue to provide quality service to its business partners for recruitment and collaborative partnerships with Pakistani Universities.

The Chairperson, CEO, Director and staff have all undertaken training imparted by the partner universities and the British Council, which is a sign of our commitment to quality.

Chairperson’s Profile

Mrs. Azra Raza is the chairperson of the company. After completing her secondary education at the International (American) School in Manila, Philippines, she graduated from the Philippine Women’s University in 1974. Her second degree was a BA in Education from the University of Karachi. In 1994, She did her post-graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK.

She has a vast experience in tertiary education having worked with The City School, one of the leading educational institutions in Pakistan for over twenty years. She established educational links for The City School with the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford in developing the ‘0’ and ‘A’ level programmes. In 1992, The City School held the first Oxford University O and A level examination as the centre of the examinations in Pakistan.

In 1992, Mrs. Azra Raza liaised with the twelve universities of the Northern Consortium Universities in UK and helped establish and develop the British Universities Undergraduate Programme (BUUP), pioneering bringing in the country the concept of ‘twinning’ educational programmes. She remained the Dean of BUUP until 1998 when the five year agreement came to a conclusive culmination. The programme was successfully conducted offering Foundation year and First year of Northern Consortium Universities’ degree courses. It enabled about 25-30 students per year to seek quality education in British University campuses.

Soon after the closure of the BUUP campus, she was re-assigned the task of managing the Northern Region for the City Schools. This was a challenging job as it was the smallest region of the network. As the Director, Northern region, she expanded the network of schools in the northern Punjab and NWFP. The Islamabad campus building project was undertaken and completed under her tenure. Feasibility studies were completed for the expansion to Peshawar, Kohat, Abbottabad and other cities.

The success of the British Universities Programme encouraged her to focus on student recruitment from Pakistan to UK institutions; she then set up Aspire Educational Consulting in 2001.