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  Education UK e-newsletter
November 2014
 
 
4.11 Event: Explore Study and Career Options in Engineering

 

19.11 Event: Seeds of Hope – Special Café Scientifique evening
21.11 Event: Study & Career Options in Arts and Design (Updated!)
20.11 Event: FameLab Mini MasterClass
10.11 Seminar: Studying in a top UK school by Norwich School
11.11 Seminar: Study abroad to equip yourself with essential academic and language skills, and earn guaranteed placement in higher education by EF Education
18.11 Event: Creative Enterprise - Studying Arts & Design at University of Reading
  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
   

Tuesday 4 November
17.00 - 20.45

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Event: Explore Study and Career Options in Engineering

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. Detailed programme rundown will be sent to registrants a week in advance.
Website: www.educationuk.org/hongkong/

Career counsellors, teachers, students who like mathematics and physics, and their parents, are all invited to join the upcoming Study and Career Options in Engineering event at the British Council.

This event is an opportunity for students to learn from professionals who have developed careers in engineering, 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:

- What engineering careers are available?
- What qualifications can lead to which jobs?
- What do different jobs involve?
- How should I prepare for a career?
- Which personal qualities do I need?

University academics, employers, and alumni who have completed study and started their careers, will speak in a panel discussion about specific fields, including Civil Engineering, Mechanics/Aerospace Engineering and Medical Engineering.

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.

Light refreshments will be provided.

By reservation only.


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Wednesday 19 November
18.00 - 20.30

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Event: Seeds of Hope – Special Café Scientifique evening

Venue:

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

Enquiries:

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

Website:

http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/programmes/education/science/cafe-scientifique

Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cafesci19Nov
Admission: HK $700 per person as donation to The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong). The fee must be paid prior to the event.
Payment methods can be found at here.

Join us for a special Café Scientifique evening with world-renowned environmental conservationist, Dr Jane Goodall. During the event, Dr Goodall, “the woman who redefined man”, will tell the story of her life - how she followed and realised her childhood dream of studying animals in Africa, her pioneering research in Tanzania and her transformation from scientist to activist. The sharing will be followed by a book-signing and catered networking reception for guests.

The proceeds of this special event will benefit The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong), a charity founded by Dr Jane Goodall to empower people to make a difference for all living things. The Institute works with local youth groups and schools to educate and inspire the next generation of young leaders.


To be conducted in English. By reservation only.


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Friday 21 November
17.00 - 20.30

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Event: Study & Career Options in Arts and Design

Venue:

Regal Hong Kong Hotel, Basement 2, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Updated!)

Enquiries:

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

Registration:

Please fill in this online registration form for your choice of interests. More information will be sent to registrants in due course.

Website:

www.educationuk.org/hongkong/

Currently studying at secondary school and enjoy Arts and Design?

The British Council, along with a selection of UK universities, industry bodies and employers, welcome you to our Study & Careers in Arts and Design event on November 21st. This event is an opportunity for students to understand what university study options and resulting career paths exist within Arts and Design. In particular Fashion Design, Art and Creative Enterprise and portfolio development for Art, Design and Media will be featured.

Talks by universities, industry professionals and employers, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your future opportunities will enable you to form a clear idea of what future options await you.

Light refreshments will be provided.


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Thursday 20 November
Session 1: 14.30 - 15.30
Session 2: 16.00 - 17.00
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Event: FameLab Mini MasterClass

Venue:
Room 307, 3/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Enquiries & registration: Call 2913 5100 or email enquiries@britishcouncil.org.hk
Website: http://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/programmes/education/science/famelab-hong-kong
Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/famelab15mmc

To equip you with better skills to deliver your presentation, two sessions of FameLab Information Session / Mini MasterClass delivered by an expert science communicator will be held on 20 November. The session will focus on how to be an effective science communicator and how to do an innovative and impressive presentation. Do come and join this interactive session!

To be conducted in English. By reservation only.


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Monday 10 November
17.00 - 19.15

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Seminar: Studying in a top UK school by Norwich School

Venue:

Room 501, 5/F, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

Enquiries & registration:

Call 3426 8000 or email info@chamberlain-edu.com

Speaker:

Peter Goddard (Assistant Head of Norwich School)

Time Descriptions
17:00 – 17:55 Seminar
17:55 – 19:15 Interview session

Norwich School is located in Eastern England. It is a co-educational, independent school for students aged 7 to 18. It is ranked as one of the top UK schools in different league tables – it is the top performing school in Norfolk and Suffolk. Norwich School is a traditional, yet lively place where boys and girls enjoy a rounded and stimulating education.

- According to Daily Telegraph league table 2014, Norwich School is ranked 53rd at A-level.
- A-level results 2014 - more than a quarter of all grades at A*; 66% of pupils achieved A to A*.
- GCSE results 2014 - nearly three quarters of all grades at A to A*.
- The school aims to develop character and skills, while instilling courtesy and graciousness, to help pupils make a telling contribution in later life.
- About 26 subjects are offered at A-level.
- The school has an independent co-educational history and is one of the oldest schools in the world.
- Students benefit from specialised facilities and a broad curriculum, with opportunities to study exotic languages and philosophy alongside traditional subjects.
- Oxbridge success in 2014 - 13 students were offered a place at University of Cambridge and 9 students at University of Oxford; 14 were offered places at the University of Durham.
- 96% of students went onto their first choice university. All medical students gained their place, fifteen in total.
- Excellent in Music - Norwich School has a strong reputation for its range and achievement; 65% of students playing instruments and singing regularly.
- Excellent in Sports - All boys and girls take regular exercise and gain experience of team games as well as individual events; Norwich School competes against other schools in 21 different sports. Norwich School runs an Elite Sports Programme as well.

Admission interviews can be arranged for students with school transcripts and related documents.
Any interested parties please send your documents to enquiry@chamberlain-edu.com in advance.

To be conducted in English. By reservation only.

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Tuesday 11 November
19.00 - 20.30

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Seminar: Study abroad to equip yourself with essential academic and language skills, and earn guaranteed placement in higher education by EF Education

Venue:

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

Enquiries & registration:

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

Website::

www.ef.com.hk/upa

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

EF University Preparation Abroad specialises in preparing students for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English-speaking countries. It’s a mission that’s becoming increasingly important, as career success and an international lifestyle become more and more intertwined in today’s global marketplace.

For students seeking guaranteed university placement, we have developed proven pathways for enrolment at one of over 150 partner universities in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia or Singapore. We operate independently, which means we can place you at the best university possible. The proof is in our results – 100% of EF University Preparation Abroad graduates are accepted at one of our partner institutions or other highly ranked universities around the world.

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

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Tuesday 18 November
19.00 - 21.00

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Event: Creative Enterprise - Studying Arts & Design at University of Reading

Venue:

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

Enquiries:

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

Website:
Registration: Reserve your place online here.

Art & Design at Reading is placed in the top 6 of the UK Complete University Guide 2015.

The School of Arts and Communication Design at the University of Reading brings together three departments - Art, Film Theatre & Television, Typography & Graphic Communication – each with distinctive strengths in innovation, research, teaching and enterprise. Our specialist staff are artists, designers, film-makers and researchers who create new knowledge about our contemporary culture and expression. We adopt new technologies in learning and teaching so that our students are equipped with skills to creatively innovate and contribute to the dynamic cultural industries.

The University of Reading is home to more than 17,000 students studying a wide range of degrees, including Business and Finance, Real Estate and Planning, International Relations, Food Science, Education, Pharmacy, Law, Construction Management, and many more.

Reading also provides an International Foundation Programme for pathway entry to undergraduate study, and a full range of pre-sessional English courses.

The University of Reading is based on a stunning 320 acre parkland site - the most highly-rated campus in the UK in the People's Choice Award 2013.

Based just 25 minutes outside of central London by train, Reading town is ideally located in South East England, with direct access to Heathrow International Airport and enjoying excellent transport links to the rest of the UK.


To be conducted in English. By reservation only.


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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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Monday 3 November
17.00 - 19.00

 

Seminar: Allied Health Professions - Glasgow Caledonian University

Venue:
Rm 901, Shanghai Industrial Investment Building, 48-62 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Hong Kong Education Web
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Saturday 8 November
11.00 - 12.00 / 15.00 - 16.00

 

Seminar: Popular Subjects & UCAS Application 2015

Venue:
Unit 707, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Aston Education
Enquiries & reservation:
   
Friday 28 November
17.45 - 19.00
 

Seminar: Study in a Prestigious University - University of St Andrews

Venue:
Rm 901, Shanghai Industrial Investment Building, 48-62 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Organiser:
Hong Kong Education Web
Enquiries & reservation:
   
November
Monday to Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Close at Public Holiday

 

Free redemption: Education Guide for UK Education 2015

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 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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All events taking place at the British Council will commence as scheduled if the typhoon signal number 8/black rainstorm warning is lowered at least three hours prior to the event. Otherwise, the event(s) scheduled for the day will be cancelled. For all other events, please call the respective enquiry number for information.

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