Monthly Archives: May 2020

Webinar: Hong Kong’sEconomic Response to COVID19

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Event: Hong Kong’sEconomic Response to COVID19
Date: Monday 1 June 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Speaker: Andrew Work
Mr. Work has over 30 years of experience working in politics, media, events, and community building. This has led to his founding and stewardship of prestigious organisations through senior leadership and general management roles over the last decade. Mr Work is currently the Executive Director of the Self Storage Association Asia, representing and connecting this growing and thriving sector leading the real estate industry by providing lifestyle and business solutions for the 21st century. He is sought after for commentary in business, economics, technology, innovation and politics on matters concerning Hong Kong, Canada, and, more broadly, Asia. His recent work in fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency and an integrated approach to all the above sectors sees him asked to present in media, in written commentary and on-stage wherever insight is needed.
 
Details: In this workshop, Mr. Work will talk about the impacts and response on Hong Kong Economy brought by the COVID-19.

Webinar: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop

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Event: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop
Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Speaker: Henry Wong
Mr. Wong was graduated from the University of Hong Kong, is the founder of AI Academy, a company providing artificial intelligence and technology training and solutions to schools and corporates. He owns a Guinness World Record in fastest robotic fish.
 
Details: In this workshop, students will be introduced to the general concept of artificial intelligence and how it is being used in academia and industry. The students will have hands-on exercise and learn to use deep learning to compose one image in the style of another image, known as neural style transfer.

Kent Summer of Law Webinars

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Curious about what you can study as part of a law degree? Register for one or more of our free, live webinars!

The Summer of Law is a free webinar programme by Kent Law School academics. Join us live via Zoom for a taste of the legal topics you can study as part of a law degree at university. Build your understanding of legal skills and knowledge. Discover our distinctive, critical approach to teaching law at Kent. Open to everyone, international or UK based, with an interest in studying a law degree!

Kent Law School at the University of Kent is one of the UK’s leading law schools and is ranked 51st in the world for law*. Our distinctive critical approach puts learning about law in the wider context of society. Our teaching excellence, world-class research, and award-winning law clinic create an intellectually stimulating environment in which to study the law.
*51st for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Summer of Law programme (all times are BST):

2pm, Thursday 4 June 2020
How to learn from law in action
2pm, Thursday 18 June 2020
What is property law?
2pm, Thursday 2 July 2020
How to read law in statute and cases
2pm, Thursday 16 July 2020
What is public law?
2pm, Thursday 30 July 2020
What do different courts do?
2pm, Thursday 6 August 2020
What is international law?
2pm, Thursday 20 August 2020
How to make a legal argument
2pm, Thursday 3 September 2020
What is a critical legal education?

For more information and to register, please email: summeroflaw@kent.ac.uk 

 

Webinar: Is a legal career right for you?

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Please find the sign-up for the session with the legal firm Oldham, Li and Nie at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSep5mBiDp3FKzpF1dkDsSDkiU3n-V3DNKZfDSwgbjCNuXeqwA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The panel will be

Jay Tai

Jay qualified in Hong Kong in 2013 and New South Wales, Australia in 2014.  He obtained his LL.B. degree (Hons) from the University of Hong Kong.

Jay specialises in cross-border corporate and commercial transactions involving HKEx listed companies, including general offers and whitewash waiver applications under the Takeovers Code, major transactions and connected transactions under the Listing Rules, and VIE structures for enterprises investing in prohibited / restricted sectors in the PRC.  He also advised listed companies on general Listing Rules compliance matters and financial reports.

In terms of banking and finance, Jay regularly advised investment banks, private equity funds, securities brokers and licensed money lenders on a wide range of loan and debt financing transactions, including syndicated loans, securities margin financing, exempt and non-exempt loans, and corporate note issues.  Jay also regularly handled structured finance transactions including special purpose offshore fund structures, ISDA derivatives, and QDII-related notes.

Jay has also advised on the set-up, operations and exit of a number of open- and closed-end offshore funds.

Jay is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

 

Yvonne Kong

Yvonne graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2011 with an LLB degree and her Postgraduate Certificate in Law.  She joined Oldham Li & Nie as a trainee in November 2011, where she specialized at the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department. After her training at Oldham Li & Nie, she qualified as a solicitor in November 2013 and joined the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department as an Associate.

Yvonne has worked with local and expatriate clients on applications for divorce, children matters including relocation, custody, care and control and access, ancillary relief matters, as well as pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements.

Yvonne also has experience with helping clients obtain adoption orders, maintenance orders for children born out of wedlock and applications for interim financial orders against deceased persons’ Estates. She has also recently had experience in working on local and overseas probate and trust matters.

Yvonne is a member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Her colleagues say she very much enjoys her job and is patient, good attributes to have for a matrimonial and family lawyer!

 

Eunice Chiu

Eunice is a partner with the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group.  She is qualified to practise in both Hong Kong and Canada with extensive experience advising financial institutions, corporations and high net-worth individuals in multi-jurisdictional disputes including bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and related litigation arising from such proceedings, multi-party and cross-border shareholders’ disputes, derivative actions, contractual disputes, white collar crime including financial regulatory investigations and related judicial review proceedings, internet fraud and money-laundering, trademark disputes, defamation and breach of privacy claims, land disputes and trust and estate disputes for private clients

Prior to joining OLN, Eunice was a member of the litigation teams of international and PRC-based law firms and a prosecutor for the Canadian government.  Eunice holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and an LL.B from the University of British Columbia.

Eunice speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin and a bit of French.

UHK Summer Institute | Registration open NOW!

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The CUHK Summer Institute scheduled for 3–14 August 2020 is now open for application.  We have had great success in previous years in which many of your former students enrolled.

This year, participants will join online live lessons that are credit-bearing (i.e. may count towards undergraduate studies at CUHK in the future).  Some quick facts are listed out here, with further details in the ***Information Package*** enclosed after this message.

  • Target: students applying to universities for entry in 2021

  • Application Deadline:

o   Early-bird: 10 June 2020 (for Early-bird discount, Merit Award and Financial Assistance)

o   Regular: 10 July 2020 (for Regular Fees and Financial Assistance)

  1. Live Chat for non-JUPAS local applicants

Our Live Chat will continue to open every weekday from next week onwards for applicants.  Students may refer to this page for the latest updates http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/nonjupas/guide/ .

EduCanada Virtual Fair: (Wednesday) 3 June, 6-10pm

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Dear all:
 
I am pleased to share with you that Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao is proudly co-hosting the first EduCanada Virtual Fair Asia, on June 3, 6-10pm (Hong Kong time)!  Representatives from over 80 Canadian K-12 schools, colleges and universities will be present.  You can also live chat with officials from Consulate General of Canada to get answers about studying in Canada, how to apply for a Canadian study permit, work as well as opportunities to stay/work in Canada after graduation.  This is a unique opportunity to get first-hand information about Canadian education.
 
Virtual fairs function just like in-person fairs, where participating schools and universities have virtual stands that you can visit online, get detailed information such as programs, courses, pricing, accommodation options, campus and more.  The best part is that you can participate completely online, without leaving your home!
 
To participate in the upcoming EduCanada Virtual Fair Asia is very simple! Just click the “REGISTER FREE” button in the link below and make your free online registration. See you there!
 
 
Please feel free to share the event information with your students, parents and membership database.

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) Remote Program

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Centre College is an original member of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), a group of schools committed to the ideal that both the college search process and the undergraduate adventure should be deeply personal and intentionally student-centered.

CTCL has partnered with our friends at StriveScan to put on a multi-day, fully virtual, interactive college program that will allow folks to learn more about CTCL and its member institutions. As your own academic year is winding down and you’re looking ahead to advising college searches in a new way, it’s my hope that you’ll be able to join me and some of my awesome colleagues across cyberspace for a session or two (or more!).

Below is the link that will lead you to the registration page and the sessions we’d be happy for you to join:
– Counselor Registration Form
– Session descriptions have been housed on the student registration page

Tuesday, May 26:
– CTCL and the Liberal Arts at 9am CT
– CTCL and the Liberal Arts at 4pm CT
– Centre College Session at 8pm CT

Wednesday, May 27
– CTCL Presentation for Counselors at 9am CT

Thursday, May 28:
– CTCL International at 9am CT
– Centre College Session at 5pm CT

Three important notes about these sessions:
1. You must register separately for each session you’d like to attend.
2. Sessions with the same name are identical in content – you don’t need to attend both, but you are of course welcome to!
3. All sessions are listed and conducted on Central Time (CT)!

In the meantime, here’s a handy link to some ways to get to know Centre College remotely! There are lots of resources on the page, and we hope it captures just a bit of the magic that makes Centre such a special place.

Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship | Scholarships360

Intern Opportunities: MeeOpp

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By way of introduction, my name is Kathleen – and I am the co-CEO of MeeOpp, an edtech company who is partners with ESF.
We are excited to share that we will be opening up our recruitment for summer interns in the next few weeks – and we would like to recruit from DC as well.
The following are some positions we will be recruiting for:
  • User Experience
  • Product Design
  • Business Analyst
  • Graphic Design
  • Copywriting
All of these internships will be paid, and will last for 6-8 weeks. Students will be able to join a real tech startup, and have hands-on experience working with a highly innovative and multinational team. Students will also be mentored along the way to transfer a lot of what they have learned in the classrooms into real life work experience.
We will also have pizza parties and fun outings as well for the interns to celebrate their hard work. All of the students that intern with us will get a reference letter from us at the end of summer.
Students from Year 10 – Year 13 are eligible and we will start interviewing around June 2nd. Interested students will need to submit to us their resumes – and will need to come in for an interview as part of the internship experience and process.
Please kindly let us know if you have any questions, and also kindly let us know what our next steps are.
Please find the JDs attached for your reference.

Update: Cambridge University

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Webinar Wednesdays

Don’t miss our three remaining webinars for students, parents/supporters and guidance counsellors. To register, please click the button below.

Wednesday 27 May, 10:00 (BST) – Studying at Cambridge

Find out more about some of the typical features of our 30 undergraduate courses

Wednesday 26 August, 15:00 (BST) – Applying to Cambridge

A step-by-step look at the application process and what makes a competitive application

Wednesday 2 September, 10:00 (BST) – Admissions Tutor Panel

An hour-long Q&A with Cambridge Admissions Tutors

Virtual Cambridge Open Days

The Cambridge Open Days team is excited to announce that, despite the cancellation of our in-person events, we will now be holding Virtual Open Days on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July 2020.

Attendees will be able to explore the University and Colleges through our new Virtual Tour platform, which will feature a range of articles, films and 360 degree photography from our Colleges and Departments. From this platform attendees will also have the opportunity to access a combination of live and pre-recorded webinars about our courses, the application process, student life, and finance.

International students in Year 10/Grade 9 (or equivalent) and above are very welcome to attend. Advance booking is essential, and will open soon via the Cambridge Open Days webpage.

Virtual Pre-University Programme

The University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes team is excited to announce a Virtual Pre-University Programme, which will run from Monday 20 to Friday 24 July 2020.

Designed for students aged 16-18 who are due to complete high school in 2020 or 2021, this programme will provide a glimpse of University teaching for those hoping to study at leading global universities.

As part of the 5-day programme, students will be able to access pre-recorded sessions by Cambridge academics and other invited experts, covering a range of subjects and disciplines, with several live discussion sessions planned. Students will also receive advice and guidance on careers, study skills, and applying to UK universities. The programme costs just £99 per student.

For more information, please visit the Pre-University Programme webpage or contact pup@ice.cam.ac.uk.

 

Sciences Po: The Sciences Po Summer School is moving online

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Each summer, Sciences Po opens its doors to high school students from around the world for the Sciences Po Summer School. The Summer School offers two programmes: the Pre-College Programme, open to students who are not in their final year of school, and the University Programme, open to students in their final year who will begin university studies in the Fall.

After careful consideration of the global health situation, the Sciences Po Summer School has decided to cancel the first session of the Pre-College Programme and move the second session online for Summer 2020.

While we are not able to welcome students on campus, we are committed to providing a safe and enriching academic experience that maintains Sciences Po’s rigorous academic standards. We would be excited to welcome some of your students to our online global community this summer!

The Pre-College Programme will be held in a remote format from July 20th to July 31st

Discover the 2020 Pre-College Programme

Academic Programme

The Pre-College Programme gives high school students a taste of university academics through rigorous coursework in the social sciences, which introduces them to the key disciplines and methodologies of a Sciences Po education. Participants explore current international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective through thematic master classes taught entirely in English by Sciences Po professors. Interactive tutorials reinforce learning, while preparing students for university studies through an emphasis on academic methodology. Elective classes, taught in English or French, allow students to focus on one of Sciences Po’s core disciplines (such as international relations, political science, or sociology).

All courses will take place via Zoom in a live, synchronous format to allow for maximum interaction.

You can find course overviews for Master Classes and electives, as well as class schedules, on the Summer School website.

Modification of fees

To reflect the online format, the Summer School will reduce the portion of its fees that are related to physically hosting students on Sciences Po’s campus, accommodation, meals and supervision of the group. The tuition fees for the Pre-College programme have been reduced from 4670 € to 2300 €.

How to apply

The Summer School is open to high school students from across the world. The eligibility criteria and application procedure are detailed on the Summer School website. The application deadline for the 2020 Online Pre-College Programme is 19 June 2020.

We sincerely hope that some of your students will be able to join us digitally this summer. We are currently working with our faculty to transform their courses to offer an exceptional online learning experience, and we are also creating a virtual social and cultural programme to recreate the multicultural social environment of the Summer School.

We hope that you remain safe and healthy, and that we will have the opportunity to welcome your students to Sciences Po soon!