Thursday 14 July 2016

UK Remains a Popular Destination for HKDSE and IB Graduates for Higher Education in 2016
Education UK Exhibition on July 16 and 17 Offers Immediate Enrolment Opportunities and Latest Information on Study in the UK

14 July 2016 (HONG KONG) –The British Council’s Education UK Exhibition will be held on 16 – 17 July 2016 at InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong, offering the most updated information on study in the UK. With 69 institutions present, the exhibition will provide IB and HKDSE graduates with a wide range of options for studying in the UK.

The UK has long been a popular destination for Hong Kong students studying overseas. In 2015, 9,035 students were issued tier 4 student visas to study in the UK (including all levels of study). Up until 24 March 2016, 5,500 Hong Kong domiciled students had applied to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) to study at UK universities, only 2.3% less than the same time last year (5,630). Considering there is 8% decrease of students graduating with the HKDSE this year (68,128 in 2016 vs. 74,131 in 2015), the similar number of UCAS applications reflects the ongoing attractiveness of UK higher education.

The attractiveness of the UK as a study destination can be attributed to the following reasons:

  • Academic quality: 18 of the world’s top 100 universities are in the UK (QS World Universities Ranking 2015/16).
  • Length of programmes: undergraduate degrees are often three years in England and second year entry is possible for four year degrees in Scotland, as well as one year Masters.
  • Recognition of the HKDSE: 88 UK universities and colleges have published general admission requirements for HKDSE graduates.

At the exhibition, parents and students can meet representatives from 69 renowned UK institutions, including independent schools and colleges, further education colleges and higher education institutions. They can explore the possibilities of different study options, receive free consultations and join a series of seminars which will help them make informed choices. Immediate enrolment opportunities will also be available for students on site.

Details of the Education UK Exhibition for HKDSE and IB students:
Dates: 16th and 17th of July, 2016
Time: 13.00– 19.00
Location: InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong
List of exhibitors: https://hk.edukexhibition.org/en/exhibitor/exhibition/9

For pre-registration and event details, please go to the British Council’s website at:
http://www.educationuk.org/hongkong/articles/educationuk2016jul/

Media Enquiries:
Mavis Ma (Communications Manager) 2913 5260 / mavis.ma@britishcouncil.org.hk

Notes to Editor

1) Seminar programme:

 

716  16 July

時間Time

講題Topics

1.30-2.00p.m.

The routes of becoming a lawyer in Hong Kong and the UK

成為香港或英國律師的途徑

By BPP University

2.00-2.30p.m.

How to choose the right subjects at GCSE and A-level?

如何選擇合適的GCSE及A-level課程?

By Bellerbys College

2.30-3.00p.m.

Understanding UCAS Clearing 2016

了解 2016 UCAS最後遴選階段的運作

By UCAS

3.00-3.30p.m.

What are my study options in the UK with my HKDSE results?

以我的香港中學文憑試成績, 究竟有什麼英國升學選擇?

By British Council

3.30-4.00p.m.

Finding a last-minute university place for 2017

尋找2017年度大學最後空缺

By University of Exeter

4.00-4.30p.m.

What is a lecture really like in the UK?

英國大學的教學模式

By Ulster University

4.30-6.30p.m.

*Pre-departure briefing

赴英前講座

By British Council

 

 

 


717   17 July

時間Time

講題Topics

1. 30-2.00p.m.

University Foundation Programmes

國際基礎課程–升讀英國大學的另一途徑

By University of Reading

2.00-2.30p.m.

Engineer your future

工程學課程簡介及其發展前景

By The University of Sheffield

2.30-3.00p.m.

Preparing your child for a place at a top-ranking university

如何為子女準備入讀英國頂尖大學

By Astrum Colleges  

3.00-3.30p.m.

Understanding UCAS Clearing 2016

了解 2016 UCAS最後遴選階段的運作

By UCAS

3.30-4.00p.m.

How to write a good personal statement?

如何撰寫出色的個人陳述?

By Bangor University

4.00–4.30p.m.

*Preparing for the IELTS test

為IELTS考試作準備

By British Council

4.30-6.30p.m.

Pre-departure briefing

赴英前講座

Sessions will be conducted in English except those marked with *, which will be conducted in Cantonese.Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis. No reservation is required.

 

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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