On 19 September, we welcomed 39 UK universities into s?chool for our third annual UCAS Roadshow, which is sponsored by the British Council. ?Teachers and students from Hong Kong Academy and MBFC Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School were also invited.?
Students and their parents from Years 10 to 13 had the opportunity to talk to representatives of the institutions. For students in Years 10 and 11 who are maybe just starting to think about their A-l?evel choices and future destinations it was a chance to ask very general questions about studying in the UK. For the Sixth Formers, the application process is more imminent and they were able to make very specific enquiries about admissions criteria.The atmosphere at the fair was very positive and we hope to welcome the delegates back again next year.
US Colleges Fair
On 20 September, 29 students in Years 12 and 13 travelled to Hong Kong Academy in Sai Kung to meet representatives of 25 US colleges including the University of California, Berkeley, where last year’s Head Girl ?of School is now studying. The students were able to find out what admissions teams in the US are looking for in applications and to make comparisons with universities in the UK, Hong Kong and other parts of the world.
The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London met students from Years 12 and 13 after school on 1 September to tell them about developments there, including the scholarship opportunities specifically for students from Hong Kong.
On Friday 2 September, Dr Alexander Williams from Durham University Law School came along with Head Girl (2014-15) and two current Durham Law students from Hong Kong. ?They delivered a taster law lecture to all Year 12 students and talked about the possibilities for studying law in the UK. Additionally on Wednesday 14 September, Dr ?Ian Whitfield from Durham University Business School delivered a very interesting talk on the implications of Brexit to students in Years 12 and 13. He also talked in more depth about life at Durham University and applying to study there.