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Cambridge Summer School 2019 in Hong Kong

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Date: 20 – 27 July 2019

Venue: Canadian International School of Hong Kong

For students aged 15-18

37 Courses – 14 Academics, HK$7,000 per course


Will this course prepare me for Cambridge?

Though not a stated aim of this programme (to “prepare students for Cambridge”), we are pleased to advise that many of our former students have been successful in subsequent applications to the University of Cambridge and other highly selective, research-intensive universities. Exposure to the discourse and ideas of high-level academics can have a profound impact on the development of students – the physical location of this exposure is less important. Students and interested parents will be invited to a subsequent admissions talk, given by an academic from the University of Cambridge and will be held at CDNIS.

What is the cost per course?

The courses are HK$7,000 per session and each will have 15 hours of contact time and are capped at 20 students (HK$467 per hour with a real Cambridge Academic!).

When do the courses run?

Sessions run during the period: Saturday 20th July 2019 – Saturday 27th July 2017 in three sessions. Please note that due to previous popular demand a few courses may repeat over the 3 sessions; please do not register for the same course twice as this would be a repeat of the material and will also prevent other students from accessing these very popular courses.

Are there any Entry Requirements?

Students enrolling on sessions will need to be at least 15 years of age at the start of the Summer School (date of birth before or on 20th July 2004 – please note this is a recommended requirement). These courses are designed to be highly challenging and stretching for all students and thus this age restriction imposed by Cambridge. Opportunities for students of a younger age will be available here. Any student/parent that enrols under the age requirement does so understanding that the recommendation from the Summer School is that these courses are only suitable for students above this age and that you accept that the material may be challenging in the extreme for you/him/her. Please note that all instruction is in English (unless otherwise stated) and so a strong ability in academic English is required.

Who are the Tutors?

All of the teaching staff for the Cambridge Summer School are current and active academic staff employed by the University of Cambridge. They have a huge range of experience, have published many academic papers and have keen academic interests. You can see the biographies of each of the tutors by clicking on the individual course links and seeing their Bios at the very top of the page. We are pleased that we have professors from the following University of Cambridge colleges: Trinity HallKing’s CollegeClare CollegeHomerton CollegeMurray EdwardsGonville & CaiusCorpus Christi and Downing College.

What are the main Academic Areas?

The courses on offer cover a wide range of subject areas and several cross academic boundaries and would have appeal to students from a broad range of interests. The main academic areas covered this year include; Chemistry, Psychology, Medicine, Law, Economics, Mathematics, English Literature, Philosophy, Physics, and Art History. There are also some general skills/interest courses which would be suitable for students from any discipline looking to improve their academic skills.

Les Roches & Glion visiting DC – The Diversity of Careers in Hospitality

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Date: 24 Jan 2019

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: Room 4101 (Maggie Lee’s Room)

Les Roches & Glion Institute

Topic: The diversity of careers in hospitality

Les Roches and Glion are ranked top three worldwide for employer reputation by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, released on 28 February. We are very delighted to be able to nurture the industry future leaders and shape the global future together!

When you hear the word hospitality, you might think of hotels, but the truth is that a hospitality management degree will open the doors to more than just restaurants and hotels. A good hotel school will give you the skills, experience and business knowledge to work in many industries offering endless possibilities for career growth. Here’s a look at the vast world of hospitality management and the adjacent industries where hospitality business graduates find employment with some of the world’s top international companies.


Summer School – Summer Discovery Priority Registration ends on Feb 15

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Summer is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start finalizing your summer plans.

Summer Discovery offers 300+ courses in BusinessSTEMFashionActing, and more, and if you enroll before February 15, you’ll receive Priority Registration. This means you’ll be granted access to course registration before anyone else, which can be really helpful in saving your spot in your top-choice courses.*

For 53 years, we have been helping middle school and high school students have the summer of a lifetime. We can’t wait for you to join us.

Campus Managers are available to help you choose the right program or to answer questions. Give us a call at (516) 621-3939.

Apply Today!

Summer School – 2019 Experience University Research at UCI Inbox x

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The University of California, Irvine is one of the U.S. leading public research universities and home to an outstanding liberal arts college, an integrated academic medical center, and some of the best professional and arts schools in the country.

Experience University Research (EUR) at UCI extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the EUR program will balance academic, scientific research and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – South California.

EUR courses are taught by UCI faculty and experienced professionals of the UCI academic community. EUR programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles and Irvine. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.


Summer 2019 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be 15 and above by the first day of Class.
  • You should be pursuing a rigorous high school curriculum.
  • You are required to attend all class meetings beginning July 14, 2019.
  • You may be either a domestic or international student.


International Student Application

Friday, May 31th, 2019


Details: UCI Experience University Research (High School)

Calendar: 2019 EUR HS Calendar – Sample

Presentation: HERE

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


EU Business School visiting DC – Top European Business School

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Euruni 2015


Date: 19th February 2019

Time: 13:30 – 14:20

Venue: TBC

EU Business School is a multi-campus private business school with campuses in Geneva and Montreux, Barcelona and Munich.

A popular tourist destination, Barcelona is known as an affordable and lively cultural capital, FC Barcelona’s home turf and the birthplace of Antoni Gaudi, Salvador Dali and a thousand startups and entrepreneurs.

Geneva is a thriving financial hub and European headquarters of the United Nations, World Health Organization and Red Cross, while Montreux, also in Switzerland, is within close proximity to some of the world’s most popular skiing slopes and hosts a world-famous annual jazz festival.

Then there’s Munich, a booming, multicultural business hub described as “the capital of laptops and lederhosen”, and famed for the annual Oktoberfest.

  • International – Our student body is comprised of more than 100 nationalities, with 98% of students speaking two or more languages.

  • Small Class Sizes – Greater interaction between students and faculty guarantees heightened academic achievement.

  • All Classes Taught in English

  • Experiential Learning – The case study method and a pragmatic approach are two of our most effective tools.

  • Top tier of global and European rankings.

  • Building a Business Personality – We are committed to encouraging students to build the most valuable brand they can market: themselves.


Programs available – Undergraduate

Accounting & Finance

Bachelors Degrees

Business & Management Studies

Business Administration

The D H Chen Foundation Scholarship – Investing Today, Impacting Tomorrow Info Session 2019

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Date: 22nd February 2019

Time: 18:30 – 19:45

Venue: Newman Catholic College, 2 Cliff Road, Yaumatei

Please sign up via this link ( on or before Jan 31, 2019. 


The University of Oxford is committed to attract and admit students from all backgrounds, with outstanding academic potential and the ability to benefit from an Oxford education. As you may be aware, your school has track record of student/s being admitted to Oxford over the past five years. I hope interested students at Discovery College will take the opportunity to get to know Oxford and scholarship opportunities. Please feel free to share the details of this event directly to students, parents, and teachers


The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship aims to nurture, empower and connect promising and insightful leaders who will take Hong Kong into an even brighter and more caring future. The Foundation awards a maximum of 22 Scholarships every year including 20 Scholarships to undergraduate students from four local partner universities including The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in addition to two Scholarships to secondary graduates admitted to The University of Oxford in the UK. For details, please visit


You are invited to apply for the prestigious D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship (陳廷驊基金會獎學金), which recognises and supports outstanding local Year 1 undergraduate students with a passion for service.

The scheme generously offers:

  • renewable full support of tuition fee;
  • a one-off overseas exchange/study trip allowance up to HK$80,000; and
  • possible annual living allowance (based on financial need).

Multiple awards are available, on competitive basis with three other local universities

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

Register Link:

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.