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  Education UK e-newsletter
April 2014
 
 
  UK Summer School Competition

2.4 Seminar: Portfolio preparation by University of the Arts London
10.4 Seminar: Warwick international foundation programme by University of Warwick
13.4 eslite (۫~) x Junior writers awards 2014 best writers of Hong Kong sharing session
  UK Visa application centre has moved
  Education UK facebook page - New Q&A advice service for students
  Tips on student safety in the UK
  Online publication: Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong
   



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UK Summer School Competition

Enquiries:

Call 2913 5100 or e-mail competition@britishcouncil.org.hk

Who or what from the UK inspires you the most? Write to us and you could win the trip of a lifetime to study at a UK university summer school this year! Prizes include flights, accommodation and tuition fees, and there are five prizes up for grabs. This competition is open to Hong Kong secondary school students aged 17 or over.

For full details and how to enter, visit: www.educationuk.org/hongkong

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Wednesday 2 April
17.30 - 19.00

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Seminar: Portfolio preparation by University of the Arts London

Venue:
Room 309, 3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Enquiries & registration: Call UAL Hong Kong office at 3426 8000 or e-mail ualhk@chamberlain-edu.com
Website: www.arts-edu.com/big5/

The most inspiring courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performance are on offer at University of the Arts London (UAL) – Europe’s leading creative university.

UAL would like to hold a portfolio preparation seminar and it will give students who are interested in art and design an excellent opportunity to learn how to develop their portfolio before preparing for their interviews as well as to understand more about the university development.


To be conducted in English. By reservation only.

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Thursday 10 April
19.00 - 20.00

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Seminar: Warwick international foundation programme by University of Warwick

Venue:
Room 307, 3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Enquiries & registration: Call Warwick Hong Kong Office at 2525 4604 or e-mail info@warwick.com.hk
Website: www.warwick.com.hk

Warwick IFP is a leading foundation programme developed and monitored by the University of Warwick. It is a nine-month intensive preparatory programme for students intending to study at a top UK university in the areas of business studies, law, mathematics and economics, science/engineering or social science.

This seminar is suitable for students and parents who are interested in finding out more about the programme. Ms Wynne Kam of the Warwick Hong Kong Office will introduce the programme structure, admissions requirements, as well as the application procedure.


Warwick International Foundation Programme website: www.warwick.ac.uk/study/hefp

Free admission. To be conducted in Cantonese.

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Sunday 13 April
15.00 - 16.30


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eslite (۫~) x Junior writers awards 2014 best writers of Hong Kong sharing session

Venue:
eslite forum, eslite bookstore 9/F, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay
Enquiries & Registration:

Call 2972 2698 or email info@senate-house.org

With the gracious support from the Permanent Secretary for Education, Mrs. Cherry Tse, JP, Junior Writers Awards 2014 awards ceremony was successfully held at the Graduate House, HKU on 16 March to celebrate the proud achievement of Top 100 winners (from 48 top secondary schools) who defeated over 1,000 contestants in one of the most prestigious writing competitions in Hong Kong and Macau, organised by Senate House Education and South China Morning Post (Young Post).

A winners’ sharing session will be held at eslite (۫~) where the “Greatest Pen” winner, Lok Chi Yeung (International Christian School), was crowned as the best writer of the year for his moving essay inspired by his cousin’s battle against sarcoma and his spirit to “never give up”. Winners Serena Chan (St. Paul’s Co-educational College) will share her viewpoint of the Rule of Law vs self-identity while Reo Shoshi (French International School) will speak of his passion about the great Age of Discovery in history.

The esteemed Panel Judges which include acclaimed international academics will also attend to share their judging experience and thoughts on this distinguished competition.

The Junior Writers Awards is a literacy advocacy campaign that aims to foster social awareness in students and train their ability to express their intellectual reflections with eloquence in the English language. The Top 100 essays of this competition will be compiled into an Anthology which may be ordered for readers interested in admiring the winning pieces. eslite (۫~) is proud to be sponsor at this meaningful event.

Open for general public. Limited seating: 50 person

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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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Education UK facebook page - New Q&A advice service for students

With the new Q&A advice service on British Council’s Education UK Facebook page, you can ask any questions about UK education ranging from studying at a UK boarding school to applying to UK universities and getting a student visa to working while studying. You will receive 'expert' and 'community' answers (i.e. answers from the British Council, and answers from other students).

Our partner organisations such as the UK National Union of Students (NUS) and Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) will also deliver chat sessions, hosted by us.

We also have lots of advice for international students on the Education UK website at www.educationuk.org/hongkong.

Now visit our Facebook page and find out more!

www.facebook.com/EducationUK.BritishCouncil


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Tips on student safety in the UK

The United Kingdom is generally a safe place with low levels of crime. But whenever you travel to a new country, it is vital that you look after yourself. Visit www.educationuk.org/global/articles/safety/ to find out useful ideas.

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Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong

Online publication: Guide to UK qualifications in Hong Kong

Staying close to friends and family, flexibility, work commitments and career development are all reasons why studying a UK qualification while staying 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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Thursday - Friday 3 - 4 April
09.30 - 18.00

 

University of Arts London Interview Session

Venue:
21/F, 10 Pottinger Street, Central
Organiser:
Chamberlain Educational Services Limited
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 3426 8000 or email ualhk@chamberlain-edu.com
Website:
   
Friday 4 April
15.00 - 17.00

 

UK Boarding School Consultation Day

Venue:
Room 1407 - 1409, 14/F, Two Grand Tower, 625 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Modern GEN
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2256 3111 or email overseas@modern.edu.hk
   
Monday 7 April
10.00 - 11.00

 

Student Interview: Sherborne School International College

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Friday 11 April
15.00 - 17.00

 

UK Boarding School Consultation Day

Venue:
Room 1407 - 1409, 14/F, Two Grand Tower, 625 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Modern GEN
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2256 3111 or email overseas@modern.edu.hk
   
Saturday 12 April
13.00 - 15.00

 

UK High School Consultation Day

Venue:
Room 1407 - 1409, 14/F, Two Grand Tower, 625 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Modern GEN
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2256 3111 or email overseas@modern.edu.hk
   
Monday 14 April
15.00 - 16.00

 

Student Interview: Trinity School

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Thursday 17 April
15.00 - 17.00

 

UK High School Consultation Day

Venue:
Room 1407 - 1409, 14/F, Two Grand Tower, 625 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Modern GEN
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2256 3111 or e-mail overseas@modern.edu.hk
   
Friday 25 April
17.00 - 19.00

 

UK Pathway Consultation Day

Venue:
Room 602, 6/F, On Hong Commercial Building, 145 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Modern GEN
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2256 3111 or e-mail overseas@modern.edu.hk
   
Saturday 26 April
13.00 - 16.00

 

UK Pathway Consultation Day

Venue:
Room 602, 6/F, On Hong Commercial Building, 145 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Modern GEN
Enquiries & reservation:
Call 2256 3111 or e-mail overseas@modern.edu.hk
   
Saturday 26 April
15.00 - 16.00

 

Seminar: Studying an UK degree in Hong Kong, University College Birmingham

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Tuesday 29 April
18.30 - 19.30

 

Seminar: Choosing subjects for your GCSE & A-Level

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Saturday 10 May
15.00 - 16.00

 

Seminar: Applying a Design Degree with an Outstanding Portfolio

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Saturday 24 May
08.45 - 18.00

 

Examination: IELTS Examination - Academic Module

Venue:
Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
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.org.hk/IELTS, as well as test dates and online registration. Here are this months 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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