Friday 14 August 2015


Immediate enrolment opportunities available for Hong Kong students at the Education UK exhibition 2015
A two-day event that gathers around 70 UK schools, colleges and universities for free consultation and a series of seminar

Representatives from nearly 70 UK schools, colleges, and universities gather at the British Council’s Education UK exhibition, which commenced today, to offer free consultation and immediate enrolment opportunities for students and parents. The exhibition is free of charge and will continue tomorrow from 13.00 to 19.00 at the InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong.

Steve Corry, Regional Business Development Manager at British Council, said ‘Hong Kong remains the top English-speaking overseas study destination for higher education this year due to its quality education, the global exposure that it offers, and various teaching styles that equip students with necessary skills for better employability. We expect the number of applications to UK colleges and universities through UCAS, the Universities & College Admissions Service, will be around 6,700 in the recruitment cycle of 2015-16. From the pre-registration data to the exhibition, business and administrative studies remain the most popular subjects among Hong Kong students.’

The final deadline for applications to 2015/16 undergraduate courses in the UK through UCAS is 21 September 2015, while the last day to add a Clearing choice of subject is 21 October 2015. However, students are advised to contact universities and colleges directly to discuss vacancies.

Moreover, a series of seminars are available for students and parents to learn more about the pathway options between the UK and Hong Kong education systems; gain better understanding on the UCAS application journey; and obtain up-to-date information on the admissions requirements of individual institutions. A taster lecture and a talk on employability are also available so that students can understand what they could expect from their university life and after they complete their studies. Students can also benefit from personal sharing by Education UK student ambassadors on university life in the UK, local culture, and tips for preparation at the pre-departure briefing.

The British Council IELTS team will be offering guidance on the application process and will deliver a seminar to share advices on preparation of the exam. Also, details of scholarship opportunities and enrolment methods will be delivered in the exhibition.

For pre-registration and event details, please visit the British Council’s website at  .

Notes to Editor

Seminar programme

G/F, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong 

Saturday 15 August 2015




13.30 – 14.00

International foundation course – pathway to UK higher education explained 

University of Birmingham

14.00 – 14.30

Studying Art and Design in the UK: A Portfolio guide 

The University of the Creative Arts

14.30 – 15.00

Finding a last-minute university place for 2015 

The University of Manchester

15.00 – 15.30

UCAS Applicants journey


15.30 – 16.00

Employability: How UK universities prepare for career success 

Aston University, Birmingham

16.00 – 16.30

*Preparing for the IELTS test 

British Council

16.30 – 18.00

*Pre-departure briefing 

British Council

The above seminars will be conducted in English except those marked with *, which will be conducted in Cantonese.

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes. In Hong Kong, we have been doing this since 1948, giving people opportunities to learn, share and connect worldwide.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally. 

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