Monthly Archives: July 2020

Reminder: Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect: Developing your Career with a UK Business Degree, 28 July 18.30-19.30 HK

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British Council - Study UK Discover You - Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Do you have big plans for a career in Business?

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has made a significant impact on global economies and changed our ways of working. How can you better equip yourselves in the post-Covid19 world?

The British Council is delighted to invite prospective parents and students for the first session of Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect on Tuesday 28 July. Academic speakers from the University of Birmingham, University of Exeter and Goldsmiths, University of London will introduce the UK’s Business undergraduate courses such as Business and Management, Business Analysis, Marketing, and Economics and how the qualification leads you to a global career. There will also be a Q&A session after the presentations for the guest speakers to address open questions from the audience.

Onsite offers may be given to suitable candidates who wish to study in the UK this September. Register with us today!

Session I:
Future Readiness – Developing Your Career with a UK Business Degree

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Time: 18.30 –19.30 HKT (11.30 – 12.30 BSTT)

Website: For more information, visit our website HERE .

Registration: Click HERE to register for the event.

Enquires: Please email 

Note: to be conducted in English.

About Our Speakers

Dr Scott Taylor
Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies
Department of Management, Birmingham Business School

Dr Rebecca Mitchell
Programme Director MSc Business Analytics
University of Exeter Business School

Dr Tomás Rotta
Lecturer in Economics
Institute of Management Studies


List of the Participating Universities

University of Birmingham Business School

Birmingham Business School, one of the largest business schools in the UK, is ranked consistently highly in a range of UK and global league tables. We boast triple crown accreditation at postgraduate level from AMBA (UK), EQUIS (Europe) and AACSB (USA) and students of our programmes can gain exemption from professional exams such as ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA.

More Information

Study at Birmingham this September

There is still time for you to study with the University. Here are some useful websites:


University of Exeter Business School

The Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship department focuses on how science and technology can support businesses, particularly in facilitating innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset. Members of the department conduct world leading interdisciplinary research around current business topics such as: digital economy, simulation and analytics, circular economy and the strategic implications of innovation.

More Information

Study at Exeter this September

There is still time for you to study with the University. Here are some useful websites:


Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths locates in one of the world’s business hubs – London, and was ranked in 7th place in the Guardian 2019 subject rankings for business, management and marketing places. Our management degrees offer three different specialisms including economics, entrepreneurship and marketing to prepare our students ready for a global Business career after graduation.

More Information

Study at Goldsmiths this September

There is still time for you to study with the University. Here are some useful websites:


HKMSUK Aspiring Medical Student Event

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It is our pleasure to invite your students to our Aspiring Medical Students event, tailored to those who have an interest in Medicine. This event will provide insight on the UCAS application process, UCAT and BMAT aptitude tests, teaching styles, and the UK healthcare system. Medical students currently studying at a range of UK universities will be sharing their personal experiences and attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions after the talk. This year, we are also excited to invite our partner, the Hong Kong Medical Society of Australia, to provide insight into the application process for those interested in studying in Australia.


In previous years, we received incredibly positive feedback from students and parents alike. Taking into account the safety of the students amidst this pandemic, we have decided to hold this year’s event online. We hope you can share this event to your students. Parents and teachers are also welcome to attend our event. The details are as follows: 


Date: 9th August 2020

Time: 9-11am BST / 4-6pm HKT / 6-8pm AEST

Venue: Online Zoom Webinar


Please refer to this link for further information and event sign-up:

HKU 2020 Visiting Student Scheme

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International Affairs Office, The University of Hong Kong

2020 Visiting Student Scheme (Local Students)

In view of the unprecedented impact brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is launching a 2020 Visiting Student Scheme to assist local students whose overseas study plan is affected. Under the scheme, selected students who are Hong Kong citizens from your school with an offer from an overseas university will stand a chance to spend the first semester of their Year 1 undergraduate studies at HKU as visiting student. Students must meet the HKU admission standard for their chosen discipline or programme in order to be eligible for the scheme. Chosen students shall pay a tuition fee of HK$21,050 for the first semester at HKU. For those who are interested, please apply via this link:


The application deadline is July 31, 2020. Thank you!

COVID-19 Contingency Plans: UK Universities Respond

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In the past few weeks, we’ve been running a series of virtual showcases, giving students from all over the world a chance to put their most frequently asked questions to UK universities.

We know a lot of students are worried about university’s COVID-19 contingency plans for September, how they will be taught and, perhaps most importantly, what it will mean for their social life on campus.

In our second showcase, admission reps from universities in Bristol, York, Nottingham and Liverpool were among those answering questions about their university’s COVID-19 contingency plans, as well as the usual insights on entry requirements & life as an international student.

Once again, we’ve collated the highlights from our Q&A session with these 6 reps. We hope you’ll find their insights as useful as we did!

Take a look at their key takeaways below or Read the post and watch all the presentations here.

“There’ll be lots of one on one time then when the student is counselled and guided by the academic but of course there are opportunities throughout the year anyway to have regular sessions with your tutor”

– University of Liverpool

Key Takeaway from Liverpool’s Presentation:

COVID-19 Contingency Measures

They still plan on welcoming students to campus in September, combining face-to-face teaching in smaller groups with virtual teaching sessions. They are also working on socially distanced study spaces and ways to reduce foot traffic.
Read the post and watch the presentation.

“In terms of work experience opportunities, we’re one of the most prolific universities in terms of the number of students we have on work placements”

 – Nottingham Trent University

Key Takeaway from Nottingham Trent’s Presentation:

The range of IB scores that are accepted

They would typically be looking at between 14 and 16 points for your three Higher Level scores. So scores of perhaps 555 or 556 for your Higher Levels if you held the full diploma including CAS, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. If you just had the certificates, they’d use the UCAS Tariff system to check your total scores.
Read the post and watch the presentation.

“We’re a very diverse UK university. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds, in terms of socio-economic and ethnic background… we have students from over 150 countries around the world.”

 – University of York

Key Takeaway from York’s Presentation:

Advice to students who are missing out on work experience opportunities

York will read applications knowing students haven’t been able to access some of these opportunities. They recommend you make up that gap by reading and watching as much as you can about that particular profession.
Read the post and watch the presentation.

“We actually had one of our Residential Life advisers have someone’s mum phone them up and say “I’m booking flights now, I need my son to confirm he’s available and he won’t answer his phone.” So we knocked on his door and asked the student if they could pick up the phone to their mum”

 – University of Bristol

Key Takeaway from Bristol’s Presentation:

Whether scholarships are merit-based or needs-based

They are merit based, but it’s not academic merit. They are really looking for students who have made a contribution through school, national or international community, strong leadership skills or a plan for how their degree will help them make a difference in the future.
Read the post and watch the presentation.

“Probably the easiest opportunity is Student Ambassador work. It’s very flexible. In terms of internships, the opportunities will vary year on year.”

 – SOAS, University of London

Key Takeaway from SOAS’s Presentation:

Study abroad programmes on offer

If you’re looking to study for a term or one year at SOAS, they have a flexible scheme where you can pick four modules from across the different departments. You don’t have to specialise – you can pick something from Japanese to Economics!
Read the post and watch the presentation.

“I watched a gig in a tiny room and then got to hang out with the band afterwards. I couldn’t have had any of those experiences in London! That day highlighted the advantages of a small town versus a big city”

 – Lancaster University

Key Takeaway from Lancaster’s Presentation:

The welfare provision available for students on campus

Within each college, they have staff who are there to support students who are members of that college and that’s someone you can get to know on first name terms! there’s also a building called the Base and that covers employability and student support services.
Read the post and watch the presentation.

Fall 2020 Global Online Learning from San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley

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Global Online Learning (GOL)

·       Earn Credits across 148 Universities

·       Accept both High School Graduates and Current High School Students

·       Self-paced Classes Designed and Taught by Our College Professors

·       Save up to 65% off University Tuition, and Scholarships are Available

Since 2016, students from outside the US have been successfully taking our online credit courses accepted by 140+ universities, including those in the top 20 such as UC Berkeley and UCLA (See 2019 Student Testimonials). With GOL offered by our colleges, students have an extensive selection of university-approved courses and pay much lower tuition compared to the same courses offered at those universities. GOL classes are designed and taught directly by our college professors and high-tech professionals in Silicon Valley.  The classes are asynchronous (self-paced) with dedicated support and tutoring services as well as live/synchronous teaching where needed. 


High school graduates can now directly apply for GOL here.


Current high school students in foreign countries can also apply but must belong to a cohort (group) managed by a partner of our colleges. A partner can be an education consultancy, agency, or a high school. If you are or know someone who is interested in being a GOL partner with us, please complete and submit this FORM. Inquire now.


To Learn More: attend our Pre-scheduled Open Office Chat/Info Webinars.

If you have questions about GOL or any other subjects, please join us every Thursday at 7am (PST). Click here to register. You only need to register once to attend all future sessions.


San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley are three fully accredited public colleges: Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College, located near San Francisco in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

The colleges are known for their Top Rankings, Great Locations and Exceptional Services. They are No. 1 in international transfer student admission rates to UC Berkeley and 70% admission rate to UCLA (honors students). They are ranked Top 20 among all community college in America by IIE since 2018. They have the largest university network, called College University Partnership (CUP) in the US.

They are known for their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, eArt and Math) programs and various partnership programs with world-class companies such as Gilead, PlayStation, YouTube, Netflix, Google, Apple, Salesforce, Twitter and Facebook.

HKUST Admissions Talk for 2021 Entry (Online Talk)

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HKUST Admissions Talk for 2021 Entry (Online Talk)

DATE: 15 AUG 2020

TIME: 17:00-18:00

To allow every interested student to join under a safe environment, we are hosting our Admissions Talk for 2021 Entry online this year on Aug 15 (Sat) at 17:00 – 18:00. Participants may get a glimpse of the latest admissions updates, learn about university life from student sharing, and join various breakout session to chat with various School/Program representatives virtually.

Thierry Geerts, Country Director of Google, Belgium & Luxembourg, Speaks to EU Business School

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Thursday, July 16, 2020
Start Time: 5 p.m. CEST
EU Business School (EU) is delighted to invite you to an exclusive EU conference with Thierry Geerts, Country Director of Google, Belgium and Luxembourg, on Thursday, July 16, at 5 p.m. CEST.
The acceleration of digitalization due to the global pandemic has disrupted businesses worldwide. But it’s also created an opportunity to establish a more innovative, fair and technologically advanced society. In his book Digitalis: How to Reinvent the World“, Mr. Geerts highlights global interconnectivity and calls for us to embrace progress. He discusses his vision for the digital age post COVID-19 in a deep dive interview with Peter Vanham, author of “When I Was CEO”.

As a valued partner, we are delighted to invite you to join this prestigious event using this link (please download the Zoom app in advance)

Password: 839752We look forward to seeing you.

Study UK Upcoming Online Events in July – August 2020

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British Council

22 – 23 July
Study UK Clearing webinar Series

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results will be announced on 22 July 2020. To help parents and students make informed decisions for their future after their examinations and obtain the latest information on pathway options in the UK, British Council is organising the Study UK Clearing webinar on 22-23 July 2020. Speakers from 9 UK universities will cover range of topics and offer enrolment opportunities and provide scholarship information.
Date and time Wednesday 22 July 2020, 15:00 – 17:30
Thursday 23 July 2020, 15:30 – 18:30
Speakers from  

Wednesday 22 July 2020
Cardiff University, University of Gloucestershire, University of Lincoln, University of York

Thursday 23 July 2020
University of Birmingham, University of Bournemouth, University of Manchester, University of Reading, University of South Wales

Reservation Reserve your place online here
Enquiries Email or call +852 2913 5100


28, 30 July

Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect – Discover the best possible you

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lifestyle and the ways we work. How can you better equip yourselves in the post-Covid19 world?

Students who are interested in studying in the UK are invited to join the webinar series – ‘Study UK East Asia Webinar Connect – Discover the best possible you’ on 28 and 30 July. Academic speakers from 6 universities will be covering study options in Business Management and Creative Arts, admission requirements, how UK universities help their students to develop work skills, creativity and confidence that employers look for. Participating universities include:

Session I – Future readiness: developing your career path with a UK Business degree

Speakers from:
University of Birmingham, University of Exeter, Goldsmiths, University of London

Session II – Creative Arts and Design degrees: how to enhance your future employability in the creative arts industry while you study

Speakers from:
Birmingham City University, Coventry University, University of Gloucester

There will also be a Q&A session after the presentations for students to ask any questions you may have.
More details to follow. Stay tune!

Date and time Tuesday 28 July 2020, 18.30 – 19.30
Thursday 30 July 2020, 18.30 – 19.30
Reservation To open soon
Enquiries Email



22 July, 13-14 August

Webinar: Study UK Pre-departure briefing 2020

British Council is conducting three sessions of pre-departure briefings for students who are going to study in the UK. These briefings will help you prepare for your departure to the UK and provide practical information on visas, accommodation, banking and other aspects of living in the UK. Current students in the UK will also share their experiences of studying and living in the country.
Date and time Wednesday 22 July 2020, 18:30 – 20:00 (Cantonese)
Thursday 13 August 2020, 18:30 – 20:00 (Cantonese)
Friday 14 August 2020, 18:30 – 20:00 (English)
Speakers Current UK students

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd
UK Visas and Immigration, Home Office (UKVI)

Reservation Reserve your place online here
Enquiries Email or call +852 2913 5100



Study UK Fair 2020 | British Council

Zoom webinar: Study Medicine & Health programmes in Ireland – University College Cork

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Greetings from UCC – National University of Ireland. I am writing to let you know that we are hosting an information session through one of our Hong Kong partners, the Irish International Education Center (IIEC) on Thursday, July 9th at 19:30 (HK time). Please see below for Zoom link.

We will present on study options for Medicine and Health programmes at UCC, and Dr John MacSharry from the School of Medicine will present on studying Medicine at UCC. Focusing on 2021 enrolment, it is important that students are now considering their options.

I would be grateful if you could forward this to interested students and their parents, and you are most welcome to also dial in. The format will be:

  • 19:30 – introduction to Ireland/Cork/UCC/Faculty of Medicine and Health (Mr Gearoid McCarthy)
  • 19:45 – studying Medicine at UCC (Dr John MacSharry)
  • 20:00 – Q&A session

Zoom link:

Please RSVP to confirm attendance, and, of course, feel free to email me if you have any questions.


Don’t miss this important Episode – Ritsumeikan University

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Major Update!

Webinar Wednesdays Series


Hi there Higher Education Office!

Ritsumeikan University has recently announced updates to admissions guidelines relating to English proficiency requirements.  This applies to our English-medium programs too!

So the Webinar Wednesdays Team will be covering the change in-depth in the upcoming episode!


Topic: Episode 8

English Language Requirements?

An Intro, Explanation and Update.

Understanding application eligibility, the requirements and covering the major update to recent change in policy.

Webinar Wednesdays will introduce the context of applying to Ritsumeikan, the impact of the changes to applications for 2021 enrollment and how to get the most out of this update to the Application Handbook.


Date & Time

July 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Japan Standard Time).
What is Webinar Wednesdays?
Webinar Wednesdays is a fortnightly webinar event run by the Webinar Wednesdays Team out of the International Admissions Office. It has a community of fellow applicants, students and many of those interested in Japan.
As a constant event which builds out of the community, we grow with our friends and students through their discussion and activities.
From anywhere across the world, you’ll be able to join and chat with everyone in the community.
If you would like to join the hundreds of friends at Webinar Wednesdays, sign-up here.

Don’t forget to visit our websites for the latest information:

International Admissions Office Ritsumeikan University

Can’t make it?

We understand if you can’t make it, thank you, but no worries! Send a message to the Webinar Wednesday team, and we’ll send you a link to see our archive after this episode is added.