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  Education UK e-newsletter
December 2014
 
 
17-18.1 Exhibition: World Class Study in London Exhibition by Imperial College London, King's College London, SOAS and UCL

 

24-25.1 Exhibition: Education UK exhibition
25.1 Event: FameLab 2015 - Let’s Talk Science! All it takes is 3 minutes!
  Online Guide to Study in the UK now available
 

Online publication: Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong 2014-15

  UK Visa application centre has moved
  Top tips for applying for a UK student visa in Hong Kong
   

Saturday - Sunday 17-18 January
11.00 - 17.00

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Exhibition: World Class Study in London Exhibition by Imperial College London, King's College London, SOAS and UCL

Venue:

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Lounge and Library Rooms, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

Enquiries:

Email m.dadourian@ucl.ac.uk

Details & registration: www.wcsil-hongkong.eventbrite.co.uk
Website: Imperial College
www.imperial.ac.uk/international
King’s College London
www.kcl.ac.uk/international
SOAS
www.soas.ac.uk/international
UCL
www.ucl.ac.uk/international

We welcome all prospective students who are considering undertaking a degree in London. Throughout both days students will be able to get information, advice and guidance on studying at four leading UK universities.

The exhibition will include the following presentations on each day:

12:00 Introduction to Imperial College London
12:30 Introduction to King’s College London
13:00 Introduction to SOAS
13:30 Introduction to UCL
14:00 Introduction to UCAS
14:30 Law
15:00 Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
15:30 Engineering
16:00 Business, Management and Economics

You are encouraged to register in advance.  Further information and registration is available at www.wcsil-hongkong.eventbrite.co.uk

To be conducted in English.


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Saturday - Sunday 24-25 January
13.00 - 19.00
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Exhibition: Education UK exhibition

Venue: Hall 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Enquiries:

Call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk

Registration: http://goo.gl/fQiKAN

Visit our exhibition and meet representatives from over 90 UK schools, colleges and universities. Find out which institutions are right for you and what UK courses are on offer, from primary to postgraduate levels. Seminars on a wide range of topics, from articulation between UK and Hong Kong education systems, UCAS application procedures to IELTS test preparation, will be held to help students and parents make informed choices.

Please click here for more information of the exhibition.

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Sunday 25 January
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Event: FameLab 2015 - Let’s Talk Science! All it takes is 3 minutes!

Application deadline: 25 January 2015

If you are aged between 18 and 35 years old and are studying/working in science, technology, medicine, engineering or mathematics, here is a golden opportunity for you to enter FameLab - a competition to identify Hong Kong’s most talented science communicator who can accurately present a scientific topic in three minutes. The winner will enjoy a free trip to the UK to compete in FameLab International and receive prizes valued up to HK$5,000.

To participate, simply send in your video entry by 25 January 2015 or come to our audition live at the Hong Kong Science Museum on 3 February 2015. For details and terms and conditions of entry, please visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/hongkong-creativity-and-society-science-famelab-index.htm.



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Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong

Online Guide to Study in the UK now available

Students who are investigating options for study in the UK, are already planning their departure to the UK or would just like to understand more about UK education can read the Study in the UK Guide available here. The Guide includes an introduction to the learning and education in the UK, pathways through the UK’s education system for prospective students from Hong Kong, advice from current Hong Kong students studying in the UK and practical tips on choosing a course, how to apply, adjusting to life in the UK and what to prepare before you go.

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Online publication: Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong 2014-15

Staying close to friends and family, flexibility, work commitments and career development are all reasons why in Hong Kong might be the right choice for you.

With over 700 UK courses offered in Hong Kong, ranging from postgraduate, undergraduate degree, sub-degree and vocational, there is an offering available for everyone.

The British Council Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong is a convenient reference that includes a course directory, institution profiles, and other useful information such as explaining what studying non-local courses involves, and how to fund your study.

Click here to read the Guide.


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Top tips for applying for a UK student visa in Hong Kong

If you are heading to the UK to study this year, read the top tips given by the British Consulate-General Hong Kong on making a Tier 4 student visa application.

www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/top-tips-for-applying-for-a-uk-student-visa-in-hong-kong


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UK Visa application centre has moved

From 21 March 2014, VFS Global will take over the operation of the Visa Application Centre (VAC) of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong.

All UK visas, including student visas, will be processed at the new VAC located on 15/F, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay. The new VAC will operate extended opening hours from 08.00 to 15.00 (08.00 to 18.00 during the summer peak season).

For details, please visit www.gov.uk/world/hong-kong
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Friday 5 December
15.00 - 16.00

 

Student interview: INTO University of East Anglia

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Friday 5 December
16.30 - 17.30

 

Student interview: INTO City University London

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Saturday 6 December
15.00 - 16.00

 

Seminar: Pathways to top universities and professional degrees in UK

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Thursday 11 December
17.00-18.00

 

Student interview: INTO Newcastle University

Venue:
Unit 707, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Thursday 11 December
18.00-19.00

 

Student interview: INTO Gloucestershire

Venue:
Unit 707, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Sunday - Thursday 18-22 January 2015
10.00-18.00

 

Interview with University of the Arts London (Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts)

Venue:
21/F., 10 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Chamberlain Educational Services Centre
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 3426 8000 or email ualhk@chamberlain-edu.com
   



   
 

Top Tips for your IELTS test

Each month we bring you Top Tips to help you prepare for the IELTS test - your passport to studying overseas. You can find more learning resources at http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/exam/ielts, as well as test dates and online registration. Here are this month¡¦s tips:

Reading
Do:
Look carefully at the title of the passage and any subtitles and illustrations it may have. You can get a quick idea of what the passage is about from these.
Don't: Don't go back to the beginning of the passage for each question when you know from the task type that the answers will come in the order of the information in the passage.

Writing
Do: Remember that Writing Task 2 carries more marks, so you need plenty of time to answer it.

Don't: Don't use note form or bullet points.

Listening
Do: Write all your answers as you listen. Remember, you won't hear the recording a second time.
Don't: Don't write more than the maximum number of words or letters allowed for each answer.

Speaking
Do: Practise speaking for two minutes for the long turn in Part 2.
Don't: Don't worry if the examiner stops you in Part 2. It means you have spoken enough, and s/he has to keep to the timing of the test.
 

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