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  Education UK e-newsletter
February 2015
5-8.2 Exhibition: HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2015


9.2 Seminar: How to get into top 30 UK universities? By EF Education First
4.5 Event: UK Summer School Competition 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 - Sunday
5 - 8 February

Exhibition: HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2015


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.


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.


Monday 9 February
19.00 - 21.00

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


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

Enquiries: Call  2111 2388  or email wong.joyce@ef.com
Registration: Please reserve your place online here.
Website: http://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 programs.

EF University Preparation Abroad specializes 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 program 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).


Monday 4 May


Event: UK Summer School Competition 2015

Have you always dreamed of studying abroad? Here is your chance to experience life at a top UK institution!


- A full time student at a secondary school in Hong Kong
- Aged 16 or over (at the time of application)
- Permanent Hong Kong resident

Participating UK institutions include Aberystwyth University, Bath Spa University, Concord College, University of East Anglia, Swansea University, and University of Worcester. Flights sponsored by British Airways.

To enter the competition, please tell us ‘What would you do if you could spend a day in the life of your favorite UK celebrity, icon, historical figure or fictional character?’ in the form of essay writing or other creative forms. Application is open now until Monday 4 May 2015. Visit here for more details.

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.



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.



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.




UK Visa application centre has moved

From 21 March 2014, VFS Global has moved its operation of the Visa Application Centre (VAC) of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong.

All UK visas, including student visas, are 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

Wednesday 11 February
12.00 - 13.00


Student interview: Farlington School

Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
Aston Group Hong Kong
Enquiries & reservation:
Friday 13 February
18.30 - 19.30


Seminar: Choosing a good school in UK

Unit 707 AXA Centre 151 Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong
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:

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.

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.

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.

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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