Monthly Archives: August 2020

Uni Fest Sept 14- 18

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Speak to international officers and academics from 16 UK universities across one week of webinars and interactive sessions

About this Event

Monday 14th-Friday 18th September.

As much as we would love to be visiting Hong Kong and meeting you in person, unfortunately UK Universities are unable to travel at the moment. However, we’re still keen to connect with you and provide guidance and information as you look at studying in the UK and work through submitting your UCAS applications, right through to arriving in the UK.

This week we will provide opportunities to engage virtually with International Officers, academics, current UK university students from Hong Kong and our alumni.

We have sessions focused towards students, parents, teachers and school counselors, but everyone is welcome!

Register to access the schedule breakdown and links. All sessions will take place between 16:00-21:00 Hong Kong time.

Session overviews

On the schedule, you will see a range of different session types:

General sessions: Co-presented by IOs, these are designed to give you information on studying in the UK and how to apply

Academic sessions: these give an overview of your specific subject area

Student/Alumni Panels: hear from current Hong Kong students studying at universities in the UK, and ask questions about their experiences

Parents sessions: opportunities for parents to engage with universities and ask their questions

One to ones – the opportunity to book slots to engage with International Officers and ask your questions

British Council: Online Study UK Universities Roadshow September 2020

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Online Study UK Universities Roadshow 2020

Date: Monday 21 – Friday 25 September

Time: 15.00 – 20.30 local time

List of UK participating universities: 23 UK universities (maximum: 30)


  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Bristol
  • Cardiff University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Keele University
  • Lancaster University
  • The University of Law
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • The University of Reading
  • The Royal Veterinary College,
    University of London
  • SOAS University of London
  • University of St. Andrews
  • Swansea University
  • University of Warwick

NCUB Update

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Recorded Webinars: Global BBA Program

For those that were unable to join our online sessions, please find the recordings available on demand below. Please note that the sessions are set to expire within 30 days. 

Information Session – Active Learning & Case Method

This session will explain why you should choose the AACSB accredited Global BBA Program, what makes us unique and how to apply. Professor Hakeem will discuss what the case method is and who it is suitable for. Rob (Indonesia – IB) joins to talk about right fit and his IB Scholarship.

Demo Lesson – Partnership Vs Corporation

A very simple overview of the case method by asking participants to state whether they would start a new venture as a partnership or as a corporation. Current students Gen (Philippines – A Levels) and Hisham (Pakistan – IB) join the session to give their insights.

Demo Lesson – Leading in Turbulent Times 

The lesson covers the competitive advantages and drawbacks of remote working. Students share their thoughts on the pros and cons of remote work as well as its impact on organisations’ and employees’ performance.

Demo Lesson – What is Entrepreneurship?

Professor Goi provides an original case to showcase active learning. Students are asked – “Do you think funding is the most important thing to start a business?”. Current student Hafiz from Indonesia joins the Q&A talking about life at NUCB.

Information Session – Tips to Apply to the GBBA Program

This session covers an in depth guide on how to apply to the GBBA program. There are examples of past essays as well as typical questions that come up at interview and how to answer them. We also cover an ideal candidate and what the admissions committee look for.

The curriculum encompasses a wide range of subjects in Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Liberal Arts. This wide range of subjects reflects the multidisciplinary nature of business, and the importance of understanding all the key elements needed to make a business successful. 

All courses are organized by the quarter system and each course will be completed in a single term (lasting 7 weeks). Whilst this requires a lot of work in a short space of time, full-time students have almost 4 months of the year away from school. This gives students the perfect opportunity to return home, take out part-time work, study Japanese, take out an internship etc!

EducationUSA: Upcoming Group Consultations for Student

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EducationUSA advisors will host the following online sessions, please help us pass to interested students. We may do one later with counselors depending on the interest.

Seats are limited, registration links below:

10am, Thursday, September 3 – All About U.S. Community Colleges

Are you considering the affordable option of the Community College? Do you have questions on how the 2+2 Model works and how to transfer after to University? Join this session and learn more about this pathway.

3pm, Thursday September 10 – How to Research U.S. Universities

After you define your priorities and identify the factors most important to you, you should use other resources to narrow down your options. We are going to show you different resources on search for your fit schools.

EducationUSA | U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau

University of Cambridge – Update

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Job: Teaching Associate in the History of England Before the Norman Conquest (Fixed Term), University of Cambridge, deadline 21 July 2020 – Medieval Art Research

Upcoming Events

2 September – International Webinar Series – Admissions Tutor Panel

3 September – The Student World Asia Virtual Fair

4 September – Korea World University Fair

11 September – Cialfo Online University Fair

17 & 18 September – Cambridge Virtual Open Days

23 September – Lion City Online 2020 – Singapore


Update on Admissions Interviews

In order to minimise COVID-related risks to our applicants, students and staff in the coming undergraduate admissions round, we are not planning to conduct any overseas interviews in person this year in the regions in which we usually interview, including Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), PR China (Shanghai), and Hong Kong. We plan to conduct these interviews remotely and we will release further details about these arrangements in due course. We recommend that you check this webpage regularly for updates.

For those in other countries who would expect to travel to Cambridge for interview, we are also making plans to interview applicants this year without requiring them to travel to Cambridge in December. We will release further details about alternative arrangements as soon as we can.

Update on Pre-Interview Admissions Assessments

CAAT has advised us that they will be splitting the pre-interview admissions assessments across two test dates this year. Following careful consideration of the social distancing requirements globally, CAAT will be delivering the admissions tests over two days:  Wednesday 4th November and Thursday 5th November. This will increase the accessibility of the admissions tests to candidates and enable CAAT to provide further contingency options if required.  BMAT and ELAT will run on November 4th.  TSA, CTMUA, NSAA, ECAA and ENGAA will run on 5th November.

To check for updates please visit the CAAT website.


Webinar Wednesday

Don’t miss our final webinar of this admissions cycle for students, parents, supporters and guidance counsellors. To register, please click here.

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

An hour-long Q&A with Cambridge Admissions Tutors


Cambridge Virtual Open Days 2020

From Monday 14 September to Sunday 20 September, attendees will be able to access pre-recorded presentations about our courses, Colleges, the application process, and student life. These presentations are hosted on our brand new Virtual Tour platform.

On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with current students and staff. This includes one regional Q&A session specifically for students from Asia and Australasia.

International students in Year 10/Grade 9 (or equivalent) and above, plus their teachers or guidance counsellors, are very welcome to attend. To book a place, please click here.



Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing: Important changes to November 2020 admissions tests

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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing

Important changes to November admissions tests

Test dates and delivery:

To ensure we can run our November admissions tests safely across the world, adhering to local social distancing guidelines, we have moved some of our tests to a different date.

Some tests will run on the previously scheduled date of 4 November and others will run on the new date of 5 November. Candidates should register with their centre in the usual way. Please make sure you check the dates carefully.

In addition, the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA), Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA), Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) and Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSAS1) will be computer-based for 2020. Further information will be made available at a later stage.

Please read the overview of the changes to our tests and test dates below:

4 November 2020


BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)


English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)

Philosophy Test

Classics Admissions Test (CAT)

Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)

Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT)

Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT)

5 November 2020


Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA)

Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)

Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)

Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSAS1)


Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA)

Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)

History Admissions Test (HAT)

Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)

Key registration dates:

You will need to register candidates on the Entries Extranet in the usual way.  Key entry dates are:

1 September 2020: registrations open

1 October 2020 at 17:00 (BST): standard entry deadline for BMAT/TMUA

15 October 2020 at 18:00 (BST): registration closes for all tests including BMAT/TMUA late entries.  Late entries beyond this are not permitted, and it is essential that all candidates are registered on the Entries Extranet ahead of this deadline.

Key registration information:

Candidate email addresses

We need to capture at the point of registration on the Entries Extranet  candidates’ email addresses. It is important that:

·         The email address should be the candidate’s.

·         If you do not know the candidate’s email address, the field can be left blank and it can be added by the centre at a later date.

·         However, if the email address is entered incorrectly or needs to be changed to a different one after the entry has been submitted, the field cannot be updated by the centre. The centre will need to notify us via email if an amendment needs to be made:


Due to the computer-based format of the BMAT and TMUA, the test fees have been amended.  Please find the revised registration fees below:

BMAT November 2020
Standard registration fee within the EU (including the UK)

Standard registration fee outside the EU

Additional late registration fee*

TMUA 2020
Standard registration fee within the EU (including the UK)


Standard registration fee outside the EU

Additional late registration fee* 

*For registrations made between 17:00 BST on Thursday 01 October 2020 and 18:00 BST on Thursday 15 October 2020.)

Access arrangements

Access arrangements can be applied for as standard, via the Support Site.   However, there will be two forms, one for paper-based and one for computer-based tests.

Computer-based tests:

Candidates should be registered on the Entries Extranet as usual.  They can use their own laptop or a computer provided by the exam centre.  Further technical information will be provided in due course.

Admissions Testing Support Site:

The Admissions Testing Support Site contains useful information for both candidates and centres.  You will need to be based at an authorised centre and logged-in to the Support Site in order to view all of the resources.

Ritsumeikan University – 2021 April intake

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RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY International Admissions Office

Ritsumeikan University is now accepting applications for 2021 April intake. Kindly share this email to your students and also graduates who are reconsidering education plans due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Application Period: 2020/8/26 Wed. – 2020/9/15 Tue.

Programs that are open for Application:

■Global Studies Major, College of International Relations
■American University-Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program, College of International Relations
■ Information Systems Science and Engineering Course, College of Information Science and Engineering
■College of Global Liberal Arts


For 2021 September intake, see here for the upcoming Application Periods.


Application Guide:

Here is a step-by-step application guide for students & counselors



Invitation to our Webinars: HERE

We share our stories and application tips. Come join and start the conversation.

International ACT Cancellations for December and February Exams

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ACT to Cancel International ACT Test Administrations for December 2020, February 2021 due to COVID-19

ACT has just announced that it will be cancelling all international administrations of the December 2020 and February 2021 ACT exams. ACT cited new COVID-19 testing procedures and safety precautions for this decision, anticipating complications and school closures “due to the flu season and potential COVID-19 resurgence.” Students enrolled for these test dates will be contacted by ACT to be placed in an alternate testing date in the 2020-2021 year at no charge. At this time, September and October 2020 exam dates will not be affected and will move forward.

Please click here for ACT’s full statement. We will continue to keep you apprised as additional information is made available.

University of Cambridge – HE+

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HomeUniversity of Cambridge

What is HE+

Thinking about applying to University and looking for ways to explore your subject beyond the curriculum? Then this website is for you. Each topic is produced by Cambridge postgraduate students and academics at the cutting edge of research in their field. The topics provide guided activities, questions to think about and suggestions for further reading.

The main subject pages also give you a quick guide to what it would be like to study the subject at university level and suggest some further resources to check out. Click on a subject icon or search all topics to get started!

If you are interested in finding out more about the face to face HE+ programme across selected groups of schools and colleges, please visit the Undergraduate Study website.

Student Art Guide – 150+ Art Careers – The Ultimate List

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Where can studying Art or Design take you? What kinds of careers exist for those who study creative subjects at high school? While you might have heard that becoming an architect, fine artist, sculptor or gallery assistant is an option for those who study Art or Design, there are many other careers available for those who are able to envision, design and create beautiful things. This article highlights a selection of these – including digital and graphic design jobs – and illustrates the range of exciting art-related careers that are possible. It contains a list of over 150+ awesome careers, with 25 examples showcased in detail.

150+ Art Careers - the ultimate list