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  Education UK e-newsletter
September 2014
 
 
1.9 Seminar: CATS College and CSVPA Clearing Seminar

 

12.9 Event: Explore Study & Career Options in Life Sciences
23.9 Seminar: University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Applicant Seminar
9.10 Seminar: The benefits of studying at a UK school
19.10 Exhibition: Education UK Schools and Colleges Exhibition
  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
   

Monday 1 September
19.00 - 21.00

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Seminar: CATS College and CSVPA Clearing Seminar

Venue:

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

Enquiries & registration:

Contact Ruby Leung at 9178 3080 or email rleung@ceg-uk.com

Website: CATS College www.catscollege.com/
CSVPA www.csvpa.com/

A clearing seminar for students who are interested in studying in the UK in September 2014 or January 2015. Our alumni will come to share their experiences and give advice to students who wish to study overseas. On-the-spot interviews, offers, scholarship assessments and one-on-one consultations will take place after the seminar.

Schedule:
19.00 - 20.00 CSVPA
20.00 - 21.00 CATS College

 

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


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Friday 12 September
18.00 - 21.30

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Event: Explore Study & Career Options in Life Sciences

Venue:
3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Enquiries: Call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk
Registration: Please register your attendance here. A more detailed rundown will be provided upon arrival on the day.

Career counsellors, science teachers, students who like biology, and their parents, are all invited to join the upcoming Study and Career Options in Life Sciences event at the British Council.

This event is an opportunity for students to learn from professionals who have developed careers in the life sciences, and university academics from the UK who research and teach in the relevant fields. Speakers will discuss career options, their experiences, and answer your questions, such as:

- Which careers are available within Life Sciences?
- What qualifications can lead to which jobs?
- What do different jobs involve?
- How should I prepare for a career?

University academics, employers, and alumni who have completed study and started their careers, will speak in a panel discussion about specific fields, including Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Food and Nutrition and Veterinary Medicine.

These interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss what career fields might be right for you, and which higher education courses will get you there.

Participating universities and organisations:
Hong Kong Science & Technology Park
Coventry University
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh
University of Manchester


Light refreshments will be provided.


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Tuesday 23 September
19.00 - 21.00

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Seminar: University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Applicant Seminar

Venue:
Room 307, 3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Enquiries: Call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk
Registration: For more information and to register your interest, please contact Joe Zhou Joe.Zhou@glasgow.ac.uk

The University of Glasgow invites prospective students interesting in studying an undergraduate degree programme in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Life Sciences, to attend a special seminar on Tuesday 23 September. The seminar will be hosted by Professor Tom Evans, International Lead for the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and Ms Lexy Docwra from the Recruitment and International Office. The seminar will provide prospective applicants with the opportunity to find out more about the University and studying in Glasgow.

To be conducted in English. By reservation only.


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Thursday 9 October
19.00 - 20.30

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Seminar: The benefits of studying at a UK school

Venue:

Meeting Room S421, Level 4, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Enquiries:

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

Registration: Click here
Website:

http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/events/information-seminarthe-benefits-studying-uk-school

Independent Schools Council represents over 1,250 independent day and boarding schools in the UK educating more than 500,000 pupils, including more than 35,000 overseas pupils - it is the largest and most representative organisation in the independent sector.

Invited by the British Council, Education expert, Mr Matthew Burgess, General Secretary of Independent Schools Council, will give practical advice on how to choose a suitable independent school for your child and tell you the benefits of a UK school education. This seminar will cover the following topics:

- an introduction to the UK’s education landscape
- why choose to study at a UK independent school
- the independent school experience
- progression to Higher Education
- visas and other practical issues.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To be conducted in English. By reservation only.


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Sunday 19 October
13.00 - 18.00

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Exhibition: Education UK Schools and Colleges Exhibition

Venue:

Langham Place Ballroom, 7/F, Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, Kowloon, HK

Enquiries & registration:

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

Website:

www.educationuk.org/hongkong

Your journey begins here!
Visit our exhibition and find out all you need to know about schooling in the UK. Representatives from nearly 40 schools and colleges will lead seminars and answer enquiries. Receive expert advice on how to prepare your child for a place at a top-ranking university.

Free admission.

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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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Saturday 6 September
11.00 - 12.00

 

Seminar: Popular Subjects & UCAS 2015

Venue:
Unit 707, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Friday 19 September
11.00 - 12.00

 

Interview by Falmouth 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
   
Saturday 20 September
15.00 - 16.00

 

Workshop: Writing An Outstanding Personal Statement

Venue:
Unit 707, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Saturday 27 September
10.00 - 12.00

 

Interview by Goldsmiths, 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
   



   
 

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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