Monthly Archives: June 2020

Cambridge Virtual Open Days 2020 and Webinars

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Cambridge Virtual Open Days 2020

We’re delighted to announce that our Virtual Open Days programme is now available. From Monday 29 June to Sunday 5 July, attendees will be able to access pre-recorded presentations about our courses, Colleges and Departments; the application process; student life; and finance. These presentations are hosted on our new Virtual Tour platform, which also features a range of articles, films and 360 degree photography from our Colleges and Departments.

On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with current students and staff. This includes four regional Q&A sessions: Asia and Australasia, The Americas, Europe, and IMEA (India, the Middle East and Africa). Please register for these sessions in advance via the Virtual Open Days programme.

International students in Year 10/Grade 9 (or equivalent) and above, plus their parents, supporters and guidance counsellors, are very welcome to attend our Virtual Open Days. To book a place, please click the button below.

Virtual Open Days booking form

 

For students interested in Engineering

On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July, the Department of Engineering has organised a series of live webinars for students to find out more about our Engineering course and the application process. Students will also have the opportunity to put their questions to a panel of admissions gurus.

The webinars have been scheduled to coincide with the working day in multiple time zones. Topics, timings and registration links are now available via the Department of Engineering’s Virtual Open Days webpage.

 

Webinar Wednesdays

Don’t miss our final two-part webinar for students, parents, supporters and guidance counsellors. To register, please click the button below.

Webinar registration form

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

A step-by-step look at the admissions 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

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CUHK Programme Taster Fair (11 July 2020)

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CUHK Programme Taster Fair (11 July 2020)

Curious about life at university?
Looking for hot topics to study at college?

Want to hear from current students?

Join us online on 11 July 2020 (Saturday) at CUHK Programme Taster Fair 2020 ! Registration required for live activities on first-come-first-served basis.

Target: Students in Grade 10 / Year 11 or above

Language: Cantonese and/ or English (each session is different; please refer to descriptions on the webpage before registration)

Event Rundown and Registration: Click here

Activities Highlight

★ BBA and Juris Doctor (BBA-JD): The Best of Both Worlds

★ Hospitality and Real Estate: Innovative Ideas Competition Briefing with Mini Lecture

★ Why Early Childhood Education Matters?

★ Biomedical Engineering: Admission Consultation & Students’ Sharing

★ Surgeon’s Role in Treating Urological Cancers

★ Training to be a world-class scientist in CU Biomedical Sciences + Crime scene investigation

★ Urban Design Thinking and Community Co-creation

Enquiries: 3943-8949 / 3943-1520

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Update from King’s College London

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Covid-19 Update from King’s

Keeping you informed

 

If we have not met before, my name is Paulina Rozynska and I look after our East Asian (Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea), Australia, Turkey & CIS markets at King’s College London.

During this challenging time, we understand there are concerns about the impact Covid-19 will have for the new academic year and what this may mean for your students who hold an offer with King’s, as well as those looking to apply in the future years.  With the UCAS deadline having passed, it’s important that you and your students are aware of the plans and measures that King’s is taking to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students from the start of the new academic year.

September Outlook

With the changes to how A levels, IB and equivalent qualifications are being awarded, we are working on an extensive range of measures to mitigate the impact on students and ensure that no-one is disadvantaged.

King’s is Open. We are ready to welcome students when the new academic year starts as scheduled in September. We are committed to providing students the high-quality learning and enriching university experience that they can expect from King’s, whether they can join us in London or not.

We put safety first. As we open our campuses, we will put in place appropriate and specific measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our community of students and staff, in line with UK Government guidance.

We’re preparing for flexible teaching. We know that regular interaction and discussion with our expert teaching staff, with individual support for each student, is what matters most to our students and this will continue to be at the heart of our educational provision however teaching is delivered. Online teaching will take place where we cannot be certain to ensure safe distancing, including teaching in larger groups such as lectures, at least for the first semester. As this is an evolving situation, we are in direct contact with students holding offers at King’s on a regular basis, so they are being updated when we have new information.

Guidance and support for offer holders and information for applicants can be found on our Coronavirus FAQs webpages.

Scholarships

There is several funding options still available and open to international students (with some country specific).  Students can search and apply on the Scholarships page.

King’s Offer Holders

For students holding an offer with King’s, we have a suite of information available on the Offer  Holder  Hub. The hub has faculty and course-specific information and resources, offer holder events, social media groups to sign up to, student testimonials, virtual campus tours information on our residences, our students’ union KCLSU and lots more.

Students holding an offer for King’s will have been invited to access the hub, so please let your students know to keep an eye on their emails for information from asking@kcl.ac.uk.

Online Events for Prospective Students

Although we are unable to travel, we would still like the opportunity to interact with your students. For students looking to join us in 2021, we will be running a series of information sessions which they can book online here.

Alternatively, if your school are running any online events  you would like King’s to be part of, please email me on paulina.rozynska@kcl.ac.uk.

King’s Community on Unibuddy

King’s is also on Unibuddy, so students can find a current King’s student, academic or staff member to ask their questions directly to. All they need to do is create an account by clicking on the ‘Sign up’ tab on our Unibuddy webpage, and then they can start interacting immediately.

Resources Hub for Schools – Sign up to the Hub here

As part of our commitment to providing information and resources that benefits prospective students, teachers and counsellors, membership to our digital Schools Liaison Hub offers you access to useful content and tools including:

  • Videos on applying, competitive courses, personal statements, help on aptitude tests and interviews
  • An interactive Personal Statement workshop for you to use in the classroom
  • Videos on subject-specific courses, digital brochures and links to taster days.

King’s Service to Society

King’s is putting the community at the forefront with vital research, development and training taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic. From hosting a diagnostics centre to looking at the mental health effects of the pandemic, read about King’s response to the coronavirus.

Discover Leeds from home – registration is open

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We are pleased to let you know that students can now register on our Virtual Open Day platform. Once they’ve created their account they can book their place on live subject talks, find out about the student experience and explore our campus, facilities and accommodation.

Our live talks begin on Monday 29 June and run until Friday 10 July, however all talks will be available to watch on-demand until the 31 July. 

The events are aimed at students who are interested in starting an undergraduate course next year. Students due to study with us this year can still engage with the platform, however, please note that the content is aimed at students wanting to join us in 2021.

We look forward to meeting your students online.

Best wishes,

University of Leeds

Oxford Brookes University – Virtual Open Day on Saturday 27 June 2020

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Our Undergraduate Virtual Open Day is a collection of live webinars on academic subjects as well as a session exclusive for Hong Kong students, videos and tours that students and parents would have been able to experience at an onsite event, all brought to them online. Use the event to find out more about what it’s like to be a student here, as well as gaining insight into our courses and the support we offer.  Please feel free to disseminate this information to your students and parents. We look forward to seeing them this Saturday at 2pm online.

University of Kent International Schools Newsletter – July 2020

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University of Kent International Schools Newsletter | July 2020
Dear all,
A warm welcome to the July edition of the University of Kent International Schools Newsletter. We hope you are all still keeping safe and well.

This newsletter will now be sent to our International School colleagues every other month. Once again if you have any feedback about this newsletter, or would like to ask for further details about any of the contents, please get in touch with us.

In this update we will be sharing important details regarding the start of our 2020/21 academic year, as well as details of our upcoming Virtual Open Day, and recent news from Kent.

Our plans for the new academic year:

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the University this September. We will, as of now, be open for business when the autumn term begins on 21 September 2020. We want to ensure that the student experience at Kent is the best it can be, from the moment students arrive on campus, so we are taking steps to protect our students and staff from Covid-19, while safeguarding the quality of our teaching and student life. We are awaiting further guidance regarding entry procedures to the UK and will publish further information as soon as it becomes available; however we are aware that concessions for Tier 4 visas will be available.

In the meantime, the Education and Universities ministers wish to reassure international students who are considering study in the UK that they will be able to apply for, and will receive, their Tier 4 visas in good time before commencing their programme of study in the UK. Despite some COVID-19 disruptions to visa processes and exam timetables, they have advised students to still get started with the process. For example, by familiarising themselves with UK visa requirements and talking to their chosen Universities about evidence they may need to supply for a visa application. The government are continuing to monitor worldwide border, travel and public health restrictions and are resuming normal services as soon as they are able. Some Visa Application Centres have reopened, with more to follow over the coming weeks. As local restrictions lift, and application centres begin to reopen they will be seeking to process applications as quickly as possible.

Our promise: 

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority.
  • We will not compromise the quality of teaching, learning and experiences of our students.
  • We will keep applicants updated over the summer to support their arrival at Kent in the autumn.

Our approach for September and the autumn term:

  • The majority of our teaching and services will be delivered in a blended way – both online and in person. Which parts of a student’s studies will be online and which will be in person will vary according to the course they are on, government requirements and our health and safety assessments. We are planning the details of this now and will be able to update applicants in the coming weeks.
  • Online lectures will be complemented with face-to-face and/or online interactive sessions.
  • Lecture theatres will be used for smaller face-to-face group-based activities.
  • Lab classes, and other activities where students physically need to be there, will take place in strict compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Some modules, or parts of modules, may need to be rescheduled to later in the academic year when social distancing restrictions are eased.
Virtual Open Day – Saturday 4th July
Saturday 4th July 2020 – 10am to 2pm (BST)

Whilst it may not be possible to visit us in person right now, our Virtual Open Day provides a great opportunity to take a look around Kent and find out all about our courses and student life.

On the day, attendees can:

  • Chat to current students and lecturers
  • Get information about fees and funding
  • Listen to presentations about our courses
  • Explore our Libraries, and discover how our staff and facilities help students through their studies
  • Find out about the range of student support facilities available to students
  • Have a virtual tour of our high quality academic buildings and specialist facilities
  • Tour our range of accommodation options
For more information and to register your place on our open day, please click here to visit our website.
IELTS certificates now considered for up to a year past expiry
We are pleased to say that we will now consider IELTS certificates which are up to 1 year past their official expiration date, for degree level applicants. The exception to this is where a UKVI IELTS is required, for example for the International Foundation programme or face to face pre-sessional programmes.
Arrivals Weekend Changes for September 2020
Each year, International Recruitment runs an airport transfer service over Arrivals Weekend, for all new international students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, it unfortunately will not be possible to run the service this year. This is due to a variety of factors including the difficulties of practicing social distancing measures on  the coach service. Instead, we will be offering enhanced advice and support online for international students on how to make their way safely to campus. Please keep an eye on our Getting Started pages for more information.
Students Share Their Experience of Online Learning
Following the disruption COVID-19 brought to our in-person learning and teaching this academic year, our students have been sharing stories of their transition into the world of online learning.

Kent Law School:
One of our Kent Law School students has been sharing her experience of international internships and networking during lockdown. You can read Maryam Faisal Khan’s story here on our website.

School of European Culture and Languages (SECL)
A student from the School of European Culture and Languages has shared her experience of studying online during lockdown, “The SECL staff, or my particular tutors anyway, have been absolutely fantastic during this time, lots of Zoom meetings, quick and helpful email responses, updates, support from the Head of Department and tutors in general. They have tried to communicate as much as possible during this time, which is very much appreciated. I was incredibly worried about the impact to my studies when lockdown first started, but the tutors (including my dissertation supervisor) have helped immensely.”

School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC):
Students from the School of Anthropology and Conservation faced the added challenge of being in lockdown during a key period in the development and completion of their projects. However they have taken this opportunity to present their work via an interactive online screening of visual anthropology projects

School of Computing:
Following the cancellation of the computing showcase poster fair in March due to Covid-19, the School of Computing moved the poster fair online to celebrate the hard work put in by the final year students and supervisors. The students and staff in the School also had the opportunity to vote for the best poster as they would normally do with an on-campus event.
Orla Garratt, Marketing and Communications Manager for the School said, ‘We know how much work goes into the final year projects and it was such a shame that our students missed out on the chance to display their work and talk about their projects in person. The virtual fair was a way of displaying the high standard of work that we have come to expect from our students, and we had a great response in the number of votes the posters received. A huge thanks goes to the team who helped get the posters, descriptions and voting online.’
https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/unikentcomp-news/2020/06/15/best-poster-competition-winners-announced/

Law School Students Win Prestigious Award

Final-year Law LLB student Xavier Alexis-Greenfield and second-year LLB student Tayla Dwyer of Kent Law School have won the Michael Sherrard Award from The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; a prestigious award given in recognition of advocacy skills and dedication on the path to becoming a barrister.

The award, provide by donations of senior members of the renowned Inns of Court, supports undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who aspire to a career at the Bar. It includes two funded weeks (£250 per week) of work experience; one week marshalling (shadowing a judge in court) and one week’s experience in Chambers.

Law schools are invited to nominate no more than two candidates who are expected to attain a good upper-second or first-class degree and who also show potential to be a successful advocate through their participation in mooting or debating. Successful candidates must also demonstrate self-confidence, strong communication skills along with motivation and determination for a career at the Bar.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Xavier and Tayla will have to wait until they can take up their placements but in the meantime have been offered general advice on the next stages of their career and on applying for a Major Scholarship at any of the Inns of Court. Copies of Tayla and Xavier’s CV will be circulated to all chambers and Judges participating in the scheme and they will also be invited to networking events.

Kent School of Architecture and Planning End of Year Show
On Friday 19 June 2020, the Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) celebrated its 15-year anniversary with an online event to showcase students’ work from the current academic year. An archive of all KSAP’s end of year projects since 2008 is also being hosted on the showcase website.

The End of Year Show 2020, which is available for public viewing, explores projects by students studying the BA (Hons) Architecture RIBA/ARB Part 1 course, MArch RIBA/ARB Part 2 course, and KSAP’s various postgraduate taught and research programmes. The showcase demonstrates the vast amount of work from students, detailing the initial ideas behind the projects, through to final concept drawings, animations and designs.

Students were further celebrated with KSAP’s 2020 Awards and Prizes, with accolades given in recognition of sustainability, women in property, best dissertation, technology and more.

The End of Year Show can be viewed here until further notice.

University Provides Free Mentoring for Language Students in Kent
Kent’s department of modern languages has begun a free mentoring scheme for sixth form language students across the county, to help them maintain and develop their language skills despite the restrictions of lockdown.

Through the scheme, Kent’s fourth-year Modern Language students conduct weekly tutoring sessions on Zoom and Microsoft Teams, engaging the sixth form students in language exercises and conversation in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Language provision in schools has been reduced over recent years, and Kent’s Department of Modern Languages is keen to provide the best language-studies resources available for those pupils eager to develop their skills and perhaps consider studying further. The University of Kent is also providing free online resources to partner schools via the Department of Modern Languages’ website and has recently organised an online teaching forum on distance learning in Modern Languages. A recording of the forum can be found here.

The scheme also benefits the University students, as the majority are currently in their fourth year with many considering teaching modern languages in the future, for which mentoring provides valuable experience.

The scheme is free to all schools who wish to take part, with a current majority of partner schools based in Kent. Further information on joining the scheme can be found here.

Kent and Medway Medical School Curriculum Praised by General Medical Council

The General Medical Council (GMC) met online with staff from Kent and Medway’s first medical school, Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), as part of the ongoing quality assurance process run for any new medical school.

This was the GMC’s first ever virtual visit to any medical school and was also a major milestone for KMMS. The visit confirmed that KMMS is meeting the required standards the GMC expects all medical schools in the UK to achieve and it is therefore on track to welcome their first students in September this year.

During the visit the GMC acknowledged the successful recruitment of all key members of the Year 1 staffing body and those they met were well engaged and demonstrated an understanding of the school’s aims and ethos.

The KMMS team has been recruited locally, nationally and internationally and many of them hold clinical positions within Kent and Medway healthcare settings and have been working on the front line during the pandemic. For example, the School’s Founding Dean, Professor Chris Holland, has recently moved to work as an intensive care consultant at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust.

KMMS has been making contingency plans to prepare for the students arrival during the COVID-19 pandemic and the GMC recognised that the School’s ‘digital first’ approach has put it in a good position to deliver its Year 1 curriculum during the ongoing pandemic.

For more information, please see our website.

Meet and Greet Students and Staff from EU Geneva and EU Montreux

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Register Now

Are you thinking about studying business at EU Business School’s Swiss campuses in Geneva and Montreux?

Here’s your chance to find out what life is really like! Join us for our online 
meet-and-greet, when you will have the chance to chat with current students as well as get answers to all your questions from the Head of Admissions and the Academic Dean. Plus, we will take you on a virtual tour of our two campuses in vibrant Geneva and beautiful Montreux!

Join us for a fun-filled, fact-packed, meet-and-greet and info session on Tuesday, June 30 at 3 p.m. CEST!

Register Here

Today! Co-Founder of Starbucks and Startup Mentor Zev Siegl Speaks to EU Business School

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What makes a startup successful? Find out from Zev Siegl, co-founder of Starbucks and startup mentor, in our next Learning From Leaders conference with Peter Vanham, author of “Before I Was CEO”Our exclusive conference will begin at 6.30 p.m. CEST.

Instructions for joining the conference:
Please download the Zoom app if you don’t have it already. 

  1. The conference will go live at 6.30 p.m.
  1. At 6.30 p.m., click on this Zoom meeting link: https://euruni.zoom.us/j/95491357035?pwd=MTVINmltekx6Q3dkQytwbWJ2QkdLdz09 (Note: This link will not work until 6.30 p.m. on June 25.)
  1. You will see a prompt to launch the Zoom app. Launch Zoom.
  1. Type in the meeting password: 320367
  1. You will automatically join the conference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

UCL: Brexit Update & Virtual Open Week

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Brexit Update

As you may have seen, Universities Minister Michelle Donelan announced yesterday that, from academic year 2021/22, new students from the European Union, other EEA countries and Switzerland will no longer be eligible for ‘home’ fee status or financial support from Student Finance England. This does not affect current EU students or those that will join us in September 2020, who will continue to be eligible for home fee status for the duration of their programme.

 

I am so sorry that these changes will create additional barriers for EU, EEA and Swiss students who wish to join us here at UCL and also for you as you support your students into Higher Education. European students are and always have been an incredibly important part of our community and we hope to welcome many more in the future.

UCL Virtual Open Week – 20-25th July 2020

If students have not been able to book onto their subject sessions of choice during our first Virtual Open Week next week (some of them are fully booked), we have another one coming up in July, so they will not miss out. This will also include a separate session for parents and carers on the Saturday. Students can pre-register for more information here:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/open-days/ucl-undergraduate-open-days

Any last-minute bookings for next week can be made via the same page.

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Online Summer School at EU Business School

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July 12, 2020 – July 23, 2020

Online Summer School is a two-week, 15 hours’ classes, English-taught program which serves as an introduction to business studies while participating in enriching top-CEO’s unique conferences.

The program takes place in July and is specifically designed for high school students aged 15 to 18 who are interested in and considering studying business for their bachelor’s degree.

Courses

  • Business Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Doing Business in a Globalized World

Classes Schedule

  • Sunday to Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CEST
  • 2 extra 1h conferences

Why Attend Online Summer School?

Make lifelong friends with students from across the world and learn more about international cultures and ways of thinking from your peers.

Get a taste and introduction to the core subjects of a business bachelor’s degree.

Learn from Leaders attending 2 top-CEO’s unique conferences.

Tuitions

  • 500€ all inclusive
  • Students who join the Online Summer School and apply, pass the admission process and enrol to an Undergraduate program at any of the EU Business School campus in Fall 2020 will get the refund of the Online Summer school Tuition
  • Limited spots available. Applications must be received before July 6