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  Education UK e-newsletter
January 2015
 
 
8.1 Seminar:  How to get into top 30 UK universities? By EF Education First

15.1 Seminar: Graduate presentation and information session by Imperial College London, King's College London, SOAS and UCL
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!
26.1 Seminar: Come and meet the University of East Anglia in Hong Kong
5-8.2 Exhibition: HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2015
  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
   

Thursday 8 January
19.00 - 21.00

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Seminar:  How to get into top 30 UK universities? By EF Education First

Venue:

Room 309, 3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

Enquiries:

Call  2111 2388  or email wong.joyce@ef.com

Registration: Please reserve your place online here
Website: www.ef.com.hk/upa/
Speaker: Joyce Wong

Established in 1965, EF has helped more than 15 million international students study abroad through language immersion, cultural exchange and university preparation programmes.

EF University Preparation Abroad specialises in preparing students for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English-speaking countries.

- Over 150 partner universities worldwide
- Guaranteed university placement (EF operate independently, which means we can place our students at the best universities possible!)
- 65% Hong Kong and Macau students successfully obtained placement in top 20 UK universities
- Over 50 years university preparation expertise
- 90% of our students go into their 1st choice university

Apart from our programme introduction, Joyce will also share her own experience about studying in the UK with the audience.

By reservation only. To be conducted in Cantonese (supplemented in English).



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Thursday 15 January
19.00 - 21.00

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Seminar: Graduate presentation and information session by Imperial College London, King's College London, SOAS and UCL

Venue:

Room 309, 3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

Enquiries:

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

Registration: Reserve your place online here
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

Staff from four of London's leading institutions will hold an information session at the British Council Hong Kong to provide background on study opportunities for graduate taught and graduate research levels. They will also provide information on the application process, academic standards required and a general overview of student life in London.

Please note this event is for graduate study only. If you are interested in undergraduate study please come to the World Class Study in London Exhibition, details below.

To be conducted in English. By reservation only..


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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 100 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 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 www.britishcouncil.org/hongkong-creativity-and-society-science-famelab-index.htm.



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Monday 26 January
18.30 - 20.30
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Seminar: Come and meet the University of East Anglia in Hong Kong

Venue:

Room 307, 3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

Enquiries: intl.office@uea.ac.uk
Registration: Please register online here.
Studying Medicine, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Studying Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science
Website: www.uea.ac.uk/hongkong

The University of East Anglia (UEA) invites you to join our academic experts for information sessions on Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science.

This is your opportunity to learn more about courses, entry requirements and selection processes at UEA, including a discussion of the desirable academic and non-academic characteristics of students.

18.30 - 19.15 Studying Medicine, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
19.45 - 20.30 Studying Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science

By registration only. To be conducted by English.

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Thursday - Sunday
5 - 8 February

Exhibition: HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2015

Venue:

Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
(Booth no.: 1D-C02)

Enquiries: Call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk
Website: Please click here for more information of the exhibition.

The British Council will take part in the 25th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo from 5 to 8 February 2015. Visit our booth to test your English ability and get a gift* for free. You can also meet our English Services Consultants to get advice on choosing the most suitable course, as well as enjoying a special offer for course registration.

Schedule:

Date Time
5 February 10.30 - 19.00
6 - 7 February 10.00 - 19.00
8 February 10.00 - 18.00

Free admission. Come and find out more details about our courses!

*Terms and conditions apply.


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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 9 January
15.30 - 16.30

 

Student interview: Ackworth School

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Friday 16 January
11.00 - 12.00

 

Interview by Durham University

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Sunday - Thursday
18-22 January

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
   
Monday 19 January
11.00 - 12.00

 

Interview by Aston University

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Monday 19 January
14.00 - 15.30

 

Interview by Leeds College of Music

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Monday 19 January
16.00 - 17.30

 

Interview by University of Exeter

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Thursday 22 January
09.30 - 10.30

 

Interview by National University of Ireland, Galway

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Thursday 22 January
16.00 - 17.00

 

Interview by Sheffield Hallam University

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Thursday 22 January
18.30 - 19.30

 

Seminar: Popular Subject - Psychology

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Monday 26 January
11.30 - 12.30

 

Interview by Loughborough University

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Monday 26 January
19.00 - 20.30

 

Interview by University of Salford

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Tuesday 27 January
10.00 - 11.00

 

Interview by Institute of Education, University of London

Venue:
Unit A, 9/F., Harbour Commercial Building, 122 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Organiser:
GET Education Consultancy
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2730 7311 or hongkong@get.com.hk
   
Tuesday 27 January
11.00 - 12.00

 

Student interview: Birmingham City University

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
   



   
 

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 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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