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IDP Australian Tertiary Education Interview Program 2019

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Date: 23-24 February 2019

Time: 12:00 – 18:00

Admission: FREE

Venue: Level 8, Cordis Hong Kong Kong Hotel at Langham Place, Mongkok


Students and parents can meet with representatives from more than 25 leading institutions of pathway, undergraduate and postgraduate programs during the exhibition. Information seminars with guests from leading Australian universities will be held concurrently during this event to highlight the study opportunities in Australia and the pathways to obtain professional qualifications. The Australia’s “Group of Eight” (Go8) will also be participating in this event. The participating Go8 universities include:

  • Monash University
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • UNSW Sydney


UK Pathway Programs Information Day

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Date: 26 Jan 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: IDP Wanchai Office
Registration: Click here

Seminar Schedule:

2:30-3:45pm – Study in UK Pathway Programs Seminar

4:45-5:15pm – UK Pathway Programs Sharing

5:00 – 5:30pm – Counselling and Application Session


Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine Parent & Student Information Session at CIS

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Republic of Ireland

Date: 13th February 2019

Time: 18:30 – 20:30

Venue: Chinese International School

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This event is a dedicated information session for parents and students from the Hong Kong region delivered by academics from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Medicine. Hear all about studying Medicine at Trinity, meet the academics and have your questions answered.

The School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592 is Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university. Our School of Medicine ranks in the top 100 in world (QS Rankings, 2019). With a proud tradition of scholarship and research, it has made a significant contribution to development of medicine. The School, through its educational programmes, strives to be innovative, research-driven, interdisciplinary and international.

Who will be speaking?

Professor Michael Gill, Head of School

Professor Michael Gill (MD, MRCPsych FTCD) is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at St James’ Hospital. He developed and led the Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group which conducts Phenotypic and Genomic research to identify and investigate the function of genetic variation contributing to risk for major psychiatric disorders. The group has been part of several significant discoveries in recent years published in journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, Archives of General Psychiatry and the British and American Journals of Psychiatry. Professor Gill is a member of the steering group iof the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and a lead investigator on the international PGC3 award, focusing on whole genome sequencing of large pedigrees segregating psychiatric disorders. From 2011 to 2017 he was Director of the Wellcome/HRB Clinical Research Facility at St. James’ Hospital which opened in 2013. He is a Board member of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Clinical Research Development Ireland and Empower the User, a spinout in the soft skills space. In 2016, Professor Gill led a successful bid to establish the Wellcome HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme involving six universities; the postgraduate training bodies in the North and the South and the HSE-NDTP and HSC. In July 2017, he was appointed as Head of the School of Medicine at Trinity.

Professor Martina Hennessy, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education and Director of Intern Education

Professor Martina Hennessy is a clinical pharmacologist and consultant physician at St James’s Hospital Dublin with clinical expertise in hypertension, cardiovascular risk and medication safety and research interests in antiretroviral pharmacology, international development and medical education. Prof. Hennessy is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and recently took over from Professor Michael Gill as the Director of the HRB/Wellcome trust funded CRF at St James’s. The CRF is a collaborative partnership between Trinity College Dublin and St James’s hospital.

Dr. Alex McKee, School Manager

Dr. Alex McKee received his BA and PhD in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin. As a research fellow Alex worked on neuropsychiatric genetics and gene therapy, investigating the role of genes in memory and learning. In 2012 he moved to TCD finance, managing the University’s portfolio of research projects. In 2017 Alex took on the role of manager of the School of Medicine, supporting the day to day running of the school, as well as long term strategic management and development.

HKTDC Education and Career Expo 2019 at Wanchai – Information Hub for Opportunities in Hong Kong and Overseas

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Date: 24th – 27th January 2019

Time: 10:30am – 7:00pm

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai

21 January 2019 – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 29th edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will run from 24-27 Jan at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Open to the public with no admission charge, the expo provides comprehensive information on education and job opportunities available in Hong Kong and overseas.

Four Career Theme Days Spotlight Popular Trends
Featuring two major zones – the Education Zone and Careers Zone – the four-day fair will host 880 organisations from 22 countries and regions, including educational institutions and consultants, professional associations, government departments, public organisations and private companies.

“This year’s Education & Careers Expo will see the launch of new education-themed zones, including Creative and Educational Support Services and Tertiary Academy, to clearly define the opportunities available in further education and continuing education,” HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Sophia Chong said at a press conference to introduce the expo. “In terms of employment opportunities, the 2019 expo features four career theme days, including three new themes − Culinary ArtsExploring Construction and Tech & Creativity − as well as the popular Civil and Public Servicestheme day. We hope to put visitors on the path to success by presenting the latest information on education and employment trends.”

On the first day of the expo (24 Jan),the Culinary Arts Day, co-organised with the Chinese Culinary Institute and International Culinary Institute, features four interactive workshops, including sugar blossom making and plating, to provide hands-on experience for visitors looking to work in the culinary industry. On the second day (25 Jan), the Exploring Construction Day, co-organised with the Hong Kong Institute of Construction, will invite industry experts to interact with visitors interested in a construction career, while seminars will focus on future developments in the industry.

As Hong Kong’s innovation and technology sector sees rapid growth, more and more technology enterprises are setting up in Hong Kong and looking to attract fresh graduates. The Tech & Creativity Day (26 Jan), co-organised with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), will examine the latest trends and developments in the industry. One of the seminars will explore how augmented reality (AR) can be applied to develop Hong Kong as a smart city, using games such as Pokemon Go and Iron Man as examples.

The last day of the expo (27 Jan) will feature the Civil & Public Services Day, with representatives from government departments and the disciplined services, including the Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Immigration Department and Correctional Services Department, along with public organisations such as Airport Authority Hong Kong and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, introducing different jobs and recruitment details.

More than 2,500 On-the-spot Job Vacancies 
The 2019 Education & Careers Expo sees the debut of Recruitment Square, which cooperates with recruitment platforms to invite companies such as the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sa Sa Cosmetic and Sportshouse to provide on-site job recruitment, with some offering on-the-spot interviews. Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts will offer more than 100 job vacancies for positions such as restaurant managers and shop supervisors. Various government departments and public organisations − including the Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Immigration Department, Correctional Services Department, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Airport Authority Hong Kong − will also conduct on-site job recruitment. More than 2,500 job opportunities will be offered during the expo.

The Youth Zone is returning this year with information on internships and job opportunities for young people. Representatives from the Labour Department will introduce various employment opportunities as well its Working Holiday Scheme that allows young people to explore opportunities available overseas.

Brand New Education Themed Zones to Meet Different Needs 
Four new educational zones are set up at the expo this year. The Tertiary Academy zone brings together universities and higher education institutions offering articulation opportunities, including Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. The Vocational and Professional Education zone will feature the Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong Institute of Construction and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, introducing a comprehensive range of pre-employment programmes. At the Continuing Education zone, Hong Kong language schools EF Language, Wall Street English and the Japanese Language School Affiliated with Tokyo International University will offer value-added programmes.Among the exhibitors in the Creative and Educational Support Services zone is iACL Pacific, which will introduce programmes offered by HASSE Space School.

Education theme days will provide an in-depth introduction to studying in the United States (25 Jan) and Europe (26 Jan). Representatives from EducationUSA and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao will host seminars highlighting the prerequisites for admission, application procedures, campus life and more. The International Exchange Village will also return to provide visitors with on-site consultation services for studying and working overseas. Participating Consulate General offices and official education authorities include Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United States.

Inspiring and Exciting Events
Close to 90 events will be organised during the four-day expo:

24 Jan (Thursday) 
Entertainment cultural brand Manner creates entertaining videos shared through social media. Actors Hou Dee (豪dee) and Weng Chan (雞Wing) will talk about their experience of becoming YouTubers and share some of the challenges of being online celebrities.

25 Jan (Friday)
Sapeiar and BlueGodZi, two novelists famous for their online works, will share how they draw inspiration from daily life at the “A Day in the Life of a Novelist” seminar. Separately,
Jayden Lam, a renowned Chinese tutor, will provide tips for passing Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examinations and show ways to use language skills to be more successful in job interviews.

26 Jan (Friday) 
The e-sports industry has become a fast-growing trend in recent years. Lo Sing, Team Manager of the Emperor Esports Stars G-Rex PUBG team and e-sports commentator, will share his views on e-sports and discuss ways to enter the industry. Meanwhile, a series of seminars on working holidays will highlight the job opportunities and application requirements in Austria, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and more.

27 Jan (Sunday) 
Jeffrey Hui, Executive Director of Metro Education Plus, will teach participants how to develop the most effective resume, while workplace consultant Suen Lap-man will examine social skills in the workplace.

Medical Doorway at RC – Studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine in Europe

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Date: 23rd January 2019

Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Venue: Renaissance College (Ma On Shan)

Are you interested in accessing English speaking medical school options which aren’t dependant on sky-high grades and sky-high tuition fees?

The 5 medical universities in the Czech Republic offer English speaking students have dedicated separate classes; they have students from Japan, Korea, India, the UK, Germany, HK studying there; the fees (!).

The best part is that all 5 medical universities will fly down in May (a week after the IB exams are done) and administer their own tests and interviews. They are not looking at A levels, HKDSA, IB, AP grades at all – two of my students sat their tests in May 2018 and passed with flying colours. Results of admission come out on the same day as the interviews so no anxious waiting time!

Medical Doorways (who help to facilitate the test-taking and interviews) will be coming to Renaissance for a parents/students/counsellors evening on Wednesday, 23 January at 7pm in our Main Hall. Here they will explain the application process; the internship; the pathways after graduation…basically answer any questions that you have.

Charles Stuart School of Animal and Veterinary Science also teaches in English and is a great alternative/addition to where our students currently apply to.

Rough Cost Comparison Fees for international students:
Czech Republic – HK$98,000 – HK$125,000 annually

UK – HK$150,000 – HK$380,000 annually. Cambridge University has been the first to announce that its new fee structure for students studying Medicine in October 2019 will be an eye-watering £52,638 annually and this is expected to rise in 2020 as the UK government is expected to require international students at publicly funded medical schools to pay the full cost of their clinical placements (which are undertaken during Years 4-6 of our course).

Australia – Tuition fees of between HK$250,000 – HK$460,000 annually


YCCECE Information Day 2018

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Date: 7 & 8 December 2018

Time: 11:00-17:00

Venue: 2 Tin Wan Hill Road, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

For Whom: 

7 December 2018 (Friday): For School / Group Enrollment

8 December 2018 (Saturday): For Public

Feature Talk:

8 December 2018 (14:30-16:00)
Topic: “Non-JUPAS Choices for Further Study & ECE World Trends”
Speaker: Mr Ng Po Shing, Director of Student Guidance Centre, Hok Yau Club; Professor Shir-ming Shen, President



– ECE Workshops and Programme Demonstrations Experience
– ECE Talks
– Campus Tour
– Admissions Consultation and Onsite Interview
– Programme Exhibition & Game Booths
– Admissions & Programme Introduction Talks (BEdECE, HDECE, DECS)
– Interaction with International Academic Team and Students

You are cordially invited to our first ever Information Day at our new campus in Aberdeen Dec 7 & 8,2018. (Friday & Saturday). We are opening up our campus with games, workshops, information booths, and delicious food! Workshops will include skills such as puppet making, healthy snacks, movement and dance, and making playdough that are worthwhile skills not only those who wish to go into a career in Early Childhood Education. If they want to learn more about our programme. On each day, we will have an information session where you and your students will understand more about our 4-year Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (BEdECE), 2-year Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (HDECE) or 1-year Diploma in Early Childhood Studies (DECS) (See the enclosed time schedule).


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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is organising a series of Public Lectures on topical issues central to 4 new undergraduate programmes to be introduced by CUHK in 2019, namely Chinese StudiesEarly Childhood EducationArtificial Intelligence: Systems and Technologies; and Data Science and Policy Studies.  Print copies of the invitation letter and event posters appended below have been sent to your school.

During the lectures, participants will have a chance to learn from our professors and to discover their own interests and aspirations.  Light refreshments will be served after each lecture during which students can interact with the speaker, programme representatives and CUHK students.  For details and registration, please visit:


The China Puzzle In English
Date: 13 December 2018 (Thu)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: LT2, YIA, CUHK
New programme: 
Chinese Studies 


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Artificial Intelligence In English
Date: 14 December 2018 (Fri)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: LT2, YIA, CUHK
New programme: 
Artificial Intelligence: Systems and Technologies 


Impact of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence on Society: Strategies and Policies
數據科學與人工智能對社會的衝擊:對策與政策 In Cantonese 廣東話主講
Date: 18 January 2019 (Fri)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: LT2, YIA, CUHK
New programme: 
Data Science and Policy Studies 


How to Become a Professional Early Childhood Educator?
如何成為專業的幼兒教師?In Cantonese 廣東話主講
Date: 1 March 2019 (Fri)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: LT3, YIA, CUHK
New programme: 
Early Childhood Education 


CUHK Event Poster

HKBU webinars talks – 19 – 23 November at 18:30 – 19:30 (HKT)

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The Admissions Office is going to host a series of webinars next week from 19 – 23 November at 18:30 – 19:30 (HKT) for students holding international qualifications. We have invited the Faculty members and current students from our School/Faculty/Academy to introduce more about the programmes and share their experiences at HKBU during the webinar. Admissions information for 2019 intake such as application tips will also be covered. Audiences are welcome to ask any questions and our Faculty members/current students will respond to the questions instantly. It would be grateful if you could help promoting below webinar information to the interested students. They can register for the webinars via below links.

Monday, 19 November 2018

18:30 – 19:30 (HK Time)

Faculty of Science…/5065856183442893325

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

18:30 – 19:30 (HK Time)

Academy of Visual Arts

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

18:30 – 19:30 (HK Time)

Faculty of Social Sciences…/2628115759488312077

Thursday, 22 November 2018

18:30 – 19:30 (HK Time)

School of Chinese Medicine

Friday, 23 November 2018

18:30 – 19:30 (HK Time)

School of Business…/7807005741824973837

CUHK: Popular Science Special Lecture Series: How Nobel Prizes Are Won

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Date: 30 November 2018 (Friday)

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Venue: LT1, Cheng Yu Tung Building (CYT), CUHK

Register: Online Registration

Enquiries: 3943 5523 / 3943 1993 /


The Faculty of Science of the Chinese University of Hong Kong has been dedicated to promoting science to the general public, especially to young people.  In addition to our annual Popular Science Talks, where our faculty members give talks on cutting-edge topics of science, we are pleased to hold a special Popular Science Lecture Series every year on research that has garnered scientists recent Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, in Physics, and in Physiology or Medicine.  By explaining the science behind world-class scientific research, we hope to bring to life the sense of excitement and participation in the progress of science to senior secondary students and the general public.

This year, the Popular Science Special Lecture Series: How Nobel Prizes Are Won will be held on 30 November 2018 (Friday). To participate, please register through the on-line registration platform on or before 27 November 2018 (Tuesday).


Lecture Series Topics:  

First Talk


Evolution in a Test Tube
(Science behind the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018)

Prof. XIA Jiang

Department of Chemistry

Second Talk


Taking brakes off Immune System to attack Cancer
(Science behind the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018)

Dr. Iris K.S. PANG

School of Life Sciences

Third Talk


Laser once more 
(Science behind Nobel Prize in Physics 2018)

Prof. WANG Dajun

Department of Physics

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Queen Mary University of London public lecture

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Student who are interested study in Law in Queen Mary joining our Public Lecture which is followed by an alumni reception this month. It would be a good opportunity for you to know more about study in Law and engage with our School of Law acdemics and alumni. I believe our alumni are very happy to share their study and life experience in Queen Mary and their career in Hong Kong. And your student can discuss their further study and career prospective with our academics.


Event title: Public Lecture – Why research-based learning is different: Examples from State Crime, Criminal Law and Policing

Speaker: Join Professor Penny Green, Head of the Department of Law, and Dr Saskia Hufnagel, Co-Director (International) and Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law

Date:     Friday 26th October 2018

Time:     the public lecture will take place from 18.00-18.45 and the alumni reception will take place from 18.45 – 20.30

Venue: Room 307-8, 3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty


Enquiries: Please email me if you have any questions about this lecture