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Invitation from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley

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HARVARD, POMONA, STANFORD, WELLESLEY

You’re invited!

Join admission officers from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley at one of our upcoming virtual sessions for counselors and educators. At each event (September 21, 5:00 pm US PDT, and October 21, 8:00 am US PDT), we will share brief institutional updates before addressing the top 10 most frequently asked questions you and your colleagues submit ahead of each session.

While Covid-19 continues to disrupt our ability to connect in person, we hope that events like these will allow us to stay in touch and to share information needed to support students through their college search. Click a button below to register for either session.

Join the Sister Colleges for a Q & A

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Curious about what sets the Sister Colleges apart? Wondering how to start the conversation with students you think might be a fit for a women’s college? Then join us for a panel and learn what defines the Sisters. A legacy of empowerment. An abiding commitment to access and equity. A rigorous, interdisciplinary academic experience in a community of inspired learners. And rich campus opportunities — internships, research, leadership growth, career prep and social life — that prepare our students to launch.

The deans and directors of admission invite you to one of our joint, virtual sessions:

Tuesday, September 14, 7:30-8:45 pm EDT (-4 GMT)
Saturday, September 18, 1:00-2:15 pm EDT (-4 GMT)

While these sessions are designed for prospective students and families — we encourage you to share our invite! — it’s also a great primer for counselors less familiar with the Sister Colleges.

Register at wellesley.edu/admission/sisters.

We hope to see you there.

Deans and Directors of Admission
The Sister Colleges
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Bryn Mawr
Mount Holyoke
Smith
Wellesley

New Zealand Virtual Visits – Hong Kong

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New Zealand Virtual Visits – Hong Kong

Virtual Visit exclusively for Hong Kong schools. It features all eight NZ universities and will take place between 11-14 October (which will be during the mid-term break for many of us)

Please see the attached flyer for the schedule and full details, and register using this link.

The Zoom link and joining details will be sent to registered attendees nearer the time. Each webinar is 45 mins, with a 25 min presentation, and 20 mins allotted for Q&A. The sessions will be recorded.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Felix Ye from Education New Zealand. His contact details can be found on the attached flyer.

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University of Toronto – ESF Session | Sept 28

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University of Toronto – Amgen Scholars

Students must be sure to register for the virtual visit using the link provided below before the event begins. Students will then be sent an email that will allow them to participate in my presentation in advance of the event.

As Canada’s top university, the University of Toronto is a leading destination for innovators and trailblazers the world over. Students can choose from 700+ programs in the sciences, the arts, business, engineering, music, architecture, kinesiology, and much more. With three campuses in and around Toronto—one of the world’s most diverse cities, and a hub of culture, finance, and technology—our students enjoy access to professional training in and out of the classroom, international partnerships, research courses, cutting-edge facilities, and warm collegiate communities. And, with a half-million-strong alumni network spanning the globe, our degrees unlock doors to any industry, anywhere.

ESF Schools

Date and Time: Tuesday September 28th at 5:30-6:30am EST [Tuesday September 28th at 5:30-6:30pm HKT]

Registration Link: https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/register/?id=09264cb6-2ce1-4ae8-ad19-3ce0ba495ce5

Warwick Undergraduate Open Day in Hong Kong on 12 Sep 2021

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The start of a new school year brings with it a sense of a new beginning and new opportunities, at Warwick, we also bring in new initiative for your students.
 
We would like to invite your students to join us for the first Warwick Undergraduate Open Day in Hong Kong on Sunday 12th September 2021. This is an event for Year 12/13 and Form 5/6 students who are interested in learning more about studying at Warwick. We are covering six departments and will have academics to introduce the courses. We will also have current students in person to share their experiences which would be a fantastic opportunity for your students to hear from seniors who have been in their position. Please find the event detail below. To register: https://your.warwick.ac.uk/form/warwickHK-openday
 
It would be much appreciated if you could promote this to your students.
 
If you would like to join, please just let me know which departmental session and I will reserve a seat for you!
 
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[By 13 Sep noon] HKUST Experience Day 2021 Early Bird Registration

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Early Bird Registration for HKUST Experience Day 2021
 
Further to our promotion of the HKUST Virtual Information Day, we would like to bring you further exciting news concerning your graduating class students as follow.
 
Early bird invitation to the HKUST Experience Day 2021
 
In view of the improving pandemic situation locally, we are hosting an on-campus event “HKUST Experience Day 2021”, exclusively for the graduating year students, on Sunday, 10 Oct. The event is a hub of interesting face-to-face experiential programs, participants will get a real taste of HKUST through taster lectures, tailored workshops, laboratory visits and demonstration, and dormitory and campus tours, alongside with admissions consultation booths for in-person engagement with our admissions officers and students. These experiential programs perfectly complement the admissions talks offered through our Virtual Information Day on Saturday, 25 Sep. We highly recommend your students to attend both events which offer completely different experience.
 
To manage health and safety measures, the event will be split into two identical sessions with limited capacity for experiential programs. Having received many of your bright students over the years, we are pleased to offer Early Bird Registration for your graduating year students to sign up for Session 2 (14:00 – 18:00) before the event goes public. Grateful if you may kindly inform them and nominate interested students by returning the sign-up form by 12:00 noon of Monday, 13 Sep. Full event details and RSVP link will be sent to the nominated students in due course.
 
Counselors are most welcome to join the HKUST Experience Day 2021
 
At the event, we will host a tailored Counselor Mingling and Consultation Session (15:00 – 16:00) for counselors like you. Admissions officers from Schools and Programs would share important admissions updates and answer any questions you may have. Please fill in details of attending counselor(s) on the same sign-up form for RSVP.
 
What’s new for HKUST (2022 Intake)
 
To start with, our online application system will open on 27 Sep, with early round deadline on 19 Nov 2021 and main round deadline on 14 Jan 2022. This year, we are offering a new application choice BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance, leveraging the heightening sustainability concerns and demands for talents in the finance sector.
 
The Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence will be made available for our business students when they start declaring their majors while an entirely new Extended Major in Digital Media and Creative Arts will also be launched.
 
Last but not least, we are proud to announce the establishment of HKUST Beyond Academic Admissions Scholarship (BAAS), a new scholarship to absorb our previous two non-academic scholarships and further expand the scope to recognize a much broader spectrum of talents and achievements. Awardees would enjoy a one-off scholarship of HKD 50,000 and favorable admissions offer(s).
 
We hope you and your students are excited about these updates as much as we do.
 
Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you and your students at HKUST Experience Day 2021 in person (Finally!). We will be in touch soon to follow up on any questions.
 

[HKBU Webinar] Drug Discovery Research Can Save Lives Too!

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[HKBU Webinar] Drug Discovery Research Can Save Lives Too!

Scientists are more creative and talented in the medical and pharmaceutical field than you imagine. They are playing important role in drug development process, seeking to resolve more unmet medical needs. By designing new magic bullets and wonder pills in their enchanted laboratories, they are bringing cure and hope to countless patients. Wondering how scientific research could be fully utilized to create life-saving therapy for cancer patients? Dr. LUNG Hong Lok from HKBU is going to illuminate his cutting-edge research deliverables and sharing experience along his drug discovery journey.

Date:  Thursday 16 September 2021

Time:  4:30 pm (Hong Kong time) (show in your time zone)

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6016297001077/WN_jxN10p-1SkO6n3d0MXFyXA

 

[HKUST] Sign Up for Virtual Information Day Now!

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Stepping into a new admissions cycle and the season of preparing students for university studies, we are excited to share with you about our HKUST Virtual Information Day 2021 to be held on Saturday, September 25, from 11:00 to 20:00.

 

You and your students are cordially invited to join this fun-filled, festive virtual carnival with us.  Everyone will get first-hand updates on admissions, new programs and new scholarship schemes for 2022 intake via International Admissions Talk from 19:00 to 20:00. Participants are also encouraged to join our Live-chat “Ask Me Anything” Session from 14:00 to 14:45 and an array of live talks, sharing, virtual lab demonstrations, tours, workshops and consultation booths at the event. Our faculty, admissions officers, students and alumni will all be ready to engage with you.

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EducationUSA Upcoming Events

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As we step into a new school year, we are happy to announce our long-awaited public event: EducationUSA 101. Help us promote to your school!

We are excited that we will be starting our face-to-face consultations again after 1.5 years! Please encourage your students to sign up for a time slot to see us in person at Central Citibank Tower.

Please help share this message in your community:

Public Seminar: EducationUSA 101

We will be hosting our first public seminar of the year on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00pm. This session will provide an overview of the U.S. university system, degree options, and information on the admissions process to help you make your choices.

Topics include:

  • Choosing the best college or university for you
  • Acing the SAT and ACT
  • TOEFL VS. IELTS
  • Finding scholarships and other financial aid tips

Date: Wednesday, Oct 6

Time: 7 – 8:30pm

Venue: The Desk, 20/F, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

Register here.

Meet Us Face to Face

EducationUSA advisors are opening up appointments: sign up for your time slot.  You can catch them every other Thursday at Central Citibank Tower (Executive Center, Central, Hong Kong). Students and parents welcome.

UK UniFest Hong Kong – September 2021

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Date: Sept 13 – Sept 17

Time: 16:30 – 19:30 HKT

Registration:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-unifest-hong-kong-september-2021-tickets-166136236957?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Speak to university representatives and academics from 24 UK universities across one week of webinars and interactive sessions.

About this event

Monday 13th September 2021 – Friday 17th September 2021

Welcome to UK UniFest Hong Kong!

During this week students will have the opportunity to engage virtually with International Officers, academics and current UK university students to find out more about studying in the UK!

Webinars, panels and live chats will include the following:

  • Advice on the UCAS application process
  • How to write a Personal Statement
  • How to choose a University
  • 14-16 years old? – How to choose the right electives
  • 1-to-1 appointments with university representatives
  • Live Q&A with students and alumni
  • Academic panels covering numerous subject areas
  • University introduction webinars

Academic panels will include live Q&As with some of the UK’s leading academics from a range of fields including:

Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Art & Design, Biosciences, Business and Management, Civil Engineering, Building and Surveying, Computer Science, Dietetics and Nutrition, Economics, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Media, Communications and Journalism, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Politics, History and International Relations!

Find out more about all 23 participating universities by tuning in to our introductory webinars, which will run throughout the week!

All sessions will be held between 16:30 – 21:45 Hong Kong time.

Register to access the schedule breakdown and session links.