Monthly Archives: April 2020

HKU Programme Deep-dive Information Sessions May 6- May 12

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Sign up for programme information and individual consultation with HKU recruitment counsellors!

HKU Programme Deep-dive features a series of interactive online sessions. It is a good opportunity for high school students pursuing international qualifications like yourself to explore your interested programmes at HKU and talk directly to programme lecturers, current students and even alumni. It is also a good chance to understand the career prospect and what to expect upon graduation.

What to expect in HKU Programme Deep-dive sessions?

  • Programme overview & admissions
  • Career prospect
  • Student & alumni sharing
  • Individual consultation session with our recruitment counsellors
    • Identify HKU programmes that best fit your interests and abilities
    • Receive tips to prepare for the HKU admissions process (e.g. application system, PS, interviews, etc)

Click to learn more and register

Updates on the Class Acts Online Talk Series

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong hosts the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series for students with new schedule. The sixth talk presented by Professor Ian Morley, Department of History of CUHK on the theme of “City Development and Urban History” will be broadcasted on 29 April. All staff, students and alumni are welcome to join the talks.

In addition, outstanding scholars on Education and Medicine will give their views on their respective areas of expertise, including the application of robots in education for Special Educational Needs students and the experience of being a Surgeon. The online talks will be presented by CUHK scholars and uploaded to YouTube and CUTV website.

For more information on the arrangement and speakers’ profiles, please visit https://againstcovid19.cuhk.edu.hk/en/class-acts-online-talk/. If you wish to ask the speakers on any questions, please email us at classacts@cuhk.edu.hk 3 days prior to the broadcast of the talk, your questions might be taken by the speakers at the Q & A sessions. Details of the talks are as follows:

Date Time Speaker Topic  Language
29 April (Wed) 4:00 p.m. Professor Ian MORLEY,

Associate Professor, Department of History

City Development and Urban History English
5 May (Tue) 4:00 p.m. Professor Catherine Wing Chee SO,

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Robots as Mentors for Children with Autism Cantonese
11 May (Mon) 4:00 p.m. Professor Jeremy Yuen Chun TEOH,

Assistant Professor,

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery,

Faculty of Medicine

What I Have Learnt as a Surgeon English
20 March (Fri) 4:00 p.m. Professor Alan Kam Leung CHAN,

Provost of CUHK

Higher Learning in the Era of Industry 4.0 (Finished) English
25 March (Wed) 4:00 p.m. Professor Irwin Kuo Chin KING, Professor,

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

A Traveler’s Guide to the 3-pound Universe (Finished) English
27 March (Fri) 4:00 p.m. Professor Tingting FAN, Assistant Professor,

Department of Marketing

Love at First Swipe: Innovations for Online Dating (Finished) English
31 March (Tue) 4:00 p.m. Dr. Shiu Sing TONG, Senior Lecturer,

Department of Physics

What do Gravitational Waves Tell Us? (Finished) Cantonese
1 April (Wed) 12:30 p.m. Professor Steven GALLAGHER,

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Law

Chinese Shipwrecks and the Law of Treasure Hunting (Finished) English

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Future SAT Administrations, Including September 26

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If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

Students can register for these administrations starting in May. We’ll contact students directly during the week of May 26 to provide an exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.

For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.

Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June
  • In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores

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Save the date! MU Virtual Open Weekend on April 30th

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In these uncertain times it is even more important for all of us to support and motivate students to think about their future. At Modul University Vienna, we are doing our utmost to provide prospective students with up-to-date information about our university, our admissions process and about how we are handling the current situation.

Virtual Open Weekend 30th April – 3rd May

For this purpose, we organized a Virtual Open Weekend, from April 30th until May 3rd 2020, where students can follow video presentations about our various programs, student life, career opportunities, MU alumni and our Startup Hub.

Additionally, they can use Live Chat option to directly ask us and our students questions.

Updated admissions process 

Students who do not receive their high school diploma until summer due to current corona-related restrictions, will have the chance to be accepted conditionallyand provide the missing documents until 31st October 2020.

Furthermore, we are accepting the English Language Proficiency test offered by Duolingo as a proof of English proficiency, which can be completed entirely online.

Our application process is 100% online and very efficient. Once all the required documents have been submitted through our online portal, students will receive an invitation to a Skype interview within 1-3 days. The final decision will be made after the interview, which also takes about 1-3 days.

Application deadlines extended

In addition to all of the above, we are happy to inform you that we have also extended our application deadlines for the fall semester until the 30th of June 2020 for international (non-EU) students, and until 31st August 2020 for EU students. Our Early Payment Reduction deadline has also been extended until 30th June 2020.

CUHK Summer Institute 2020!

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CUHK Summer Institute 2020
The CUHK Summer Institute (SI) is a credit-bearing summer programme designed for secondary five students. This year, the SI will be conducted online with live lessonsduring 3 – 14 August 2020. Students will take one to two courses taught by renowned CUHK faculty members to explore study interests and prepare for future study at CUHK.

Early-bird discountMerit Award (for students with outstanding academic credentials) and Financial Assistance (for students with financial needs) are available.

Online application will start from May 2020. Be part of the CUHK Summer Institute 2020! We look forward to your participation.

 
Explore the Programme
Online Courses: www.summer.cuhk.edu.hk/si-programme/courses
Eligibility: www.summer.cuhk.edu.hk/si-programme/eligibility
Fees and Application: www.summer.cuhk.edu.hk/si-application/fees

For enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at si@cuhk.edu.hk.

News: Testing Updates for 2020-2021

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• IELTS has announced an online option (IELTS Indicator) in countries where testing has been suspended. The online test will be available temporarily until regular testing resumes.

• On April 15 the College Board cancelled the June SAT test. Normal testing will be expanded for fall, and online testing at home will be considered if schools do not reopen.

• The June ACT test is still scheduled to proceed, and additional summer test dates have been added. ACT anticipates offering a remote proctored at-home option, with a practice version available in August and testing dates in late fall/early winter.

EducationUSA Virtual Fair | April 29 & May7

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We have lined up 20 higher education institutions for an Online Virtual Fair! You can talk to University and Community College representatives on April 29 and May 7.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Sign up here.

Instructions for Students

April 29 Fair Information

Dates and times:

Wednesday, April 29 (time in your citybit.ly/April29FairTime)

  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta
  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m – Beijing/Hong Kong/Perth
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Seoul/Tokyo
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Sydney
  • 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Auckland

Thursday, May 7 (time in your citybit.ly/May7FairTime)

  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Beijing/Hong Kong/Perth
  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Seoul/Tokyo
  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Sydney
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Auckland

How to Join the Fair

  1. Below is a list of colleges and universities participating. Click the links for information about the schools.
  2. On April 29, visit this page before the fair starts to find links to each school’s “virtual room.” Some rooms may require a password.
  3. Click the links to visit the virtual rooms, hear about each institution, and ask questions.
  4. There will also be links to presentations that will teach you more about studying in the United States.
  5. Need an email reminder for the fair? Visit bit.ly/virtualfairsignup.

April 29, 2020 Fair Info

4:00 PM. – 7:00 PM Bangkok | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seoul | 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Auckland

(time in your city)

*Note links are being updated and virtual rooms links will be updated one hour before the fair.

Institution Representative’s Name/Email Links to Info Virtual Room Link and Password (LIVE)
U. of Akron Jennifer Dixon

jkd15@uakron.edu

Info  |  Video  
Allegheny College Christopher Segur

csegur@allegheny.edu

Info  |  Video  
U. of Arizona Seungyoon Han

seungyoonhan@arizona.edu

Info  |  Video  
University of Delaware Julie Keddell

jkeddell@udel.edu

Info  |  Video  
Hamilton College   Info  |  Video  
University of Maryland, College Park Janan D. Thom

jthom@umd.edu

Info  |  Video  
Northeastern University Orawan Phongsai

o.phongsai@northeastern.edu

Info  |  Video  
U. of North Texas Gordon Clark

Gordon.Clark@unt.edu

Info  |  Video  
Penn State University William T. Shuey

wts5003@psu.edu

Info  |  Video  
Rochester Institute of Technology David Wivell

djwges@rit.edu

Info  |  Video  
San Francisco State University Alexander Chang

achang@sfsu.edu

Info  |  Video  
Stony Brook University – SUNY Youssef Wahib

youssef.wahib@stonybrook.edu

Info  |  Video  
Temple University Claire Wilkins

claire.wilkins@temple.edu

Info  |  Video  
Virginia Tech Tyler Oxley

toxley@vt.edu

Info  |  Video  
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Tracy Buss

tbuss@uwm.edu

Info  |  Video  
Community Colleges
Citrus College Coe Lamoureux

CLamoureux@citruscollege.edu

Info  |  Video  
College of Lake County Colleen Gray

cgray6@clcillinois.edu

Info  |  Video  
Foothill+De Anza Colleges Marilyn Cheung

CheungMarilyn@fhda.edu

Info  |  Video  
Saint Paul College Carol Myint

carol.myint@saintpaul.edu

Info  |  Video  
Seattle Colleges: Central, North, South Sarah Logsdon

Sarah.Logsdon@seattlecolleges.edu

Info  |  Video  

Virtual Campus Tours

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Campus 360 | LinkedIn

https://campus360.org/en/


Want to experience the campus but are not able to visit in-person? Take a virtual tour at Campus360

Check out dorms, canteens, libraries… Check out what universities have to offer!

Countries:

United States,  Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore

How Does It Work?

Students can use a mobile device, tablet, computer, VR headset, or even a smart TV to explore different campus tours on our platform for free. Students enter a tour and can choose to browse the tour conventionally or in “VR mode” using a VR headset or a cardboard mobile phone adapter. Students can look around each campus location, move around by tapping the arrows on the ground, and hear interesting stories about what they see by clicking on quote icons that pop up on the tour.

Skidmore Admission Online Resources

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Students who will be applying to universities for Fall 2021 and 2022 cycles, we have enhanced our virtual opportunities to better get to know Skidmore.  We have already opened our interview options for students in the 2021 batch and offer weekday online information sessions with a member of our staff (accompanied by students).  We are eager to begin to get to know your students wherever they are

https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php

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Boston University Summer Journalism Institute: Reporting During a Crisis

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Last week, Boston University made a difficult decision to suspend all in-person summer programming on campus to keep students and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts were saddened by the thought of not teaching journalism to high school students this summer. Then, we thought: if journalists can keep reporting, then, why can’t we?

With the help of Zoom and other technology, we decided to offer our Boston University Summer Journalism Institute as an online non-credit course. Students will still have the opportunity to:

  • Work with award-winning journalists, such as Pulitzer Prize winners (and BU alumna) Lara Salahi and Rochelle Sharpe, who show them how to follow facts and get to the heart of stories affecting communities
  • Hear from guest speakers in the field while learning important journalism tips when covering a crisis
  • Connect with students in different parts of the world and time zones
  • Have at least one article published to our Terrier website to showcase their work

Our photojournalism session, taught by veteran photojournalist and COM professor Stephen Haines, will also be online. Haines worked as a staff photographer, assignment, and photo editor for the Boston Globe. In this special session, he will help students sharpen their camera skills to teach them the basics of visual storytelling.

New Dates and a New Time:
Now that we switched over to an online format, the program tuition was reduced to $1,200. We also have changed the dates of our sessions to the following:

Session 1a: July 6 to July 17
Session 1b: July 6 to July 17 (Photojournalism)
Session 2: July 20 to July 31

Our online classes will start at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (9:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to accommodate our students in different time zones. We will also record the sessions to make them available to students who may need to see them at a later time.

If your student is ready for a challenge and ready to get a taste of reporting during a crisis, encourage them to learn more by visiting our website, and apply soon, as spots are limited. The final deadline for submitting an application for admission is June 1, 2020.