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Seminars and Interview Sessions

18/12 (Tue)

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Undergraduate & Pathways: Royal Holloway (28), Reading (32), Queen Mary (43), Coventry (44), etc

Undergraduate & Pathways: Royal Holloway (28), Reading (32), Queen Mary (43), Coventry (44), etc

Type: Interview & Information Day (Undergraduate & Pathways)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Options of January-Entry available in University Foundation & International Diploma

Pathway programmes provided by ONCampus can lead to undergraduate degrees in colleges of University of London as well as modern universities such as Coventry! University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Diploma) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

These programmes are suitable for HKDSE graduates, while some of them also accept applications from F.5 students.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Royal Holloway (28)
Reading (32)
Queen Mary (43)
Coventry (44)
Goldsmiths (63)
Hull (75)
Central Lancashire (93)
Sunderland (96)
London South Bank (106)
Birkbeck (122)
Courtauld Institute of Art
Royal Veterinary College

University of London International Foundation Programme

In the academic year of 2013/14, ONCampus London first introduced the University of London International Foundation Programme in their designated study centre in Birkbeck, University of London. The Programme provides a more challenging curriculum that comes with more diverse progression routes for students aspiring to top universities. With specially written study materials by University of London, students will study four academic subjects (normally students study three subjects in a foundation programme) alongside English language and personal development programmes – a total of 28 teaching hours per week. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply to a range of UK universities, including top universities such as London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Bristol, Durham, Manchester, Nottingham and more!

University of London International Foundation Programme

University of Reading (32)

University of Reading is ranked the 195th globally (QS 2019) and the 32nd in the UK. Its business school (Hanley Business School) comes 37th in the European Business School Ranking. Building & Surveying, Film Studies, Design and Meteorology are among the university’s most reputable disciplines. Reading is the first university to offer Film Studies, as well as one of the few schools who combine film and theatre studies in one programme. There is a versatile balance between theoretical and practical studies. The flexible course structure also allows students to fine-tune direction of their studies as they gain deeper knowledge in the subject.

195th
in World
University
Ranking
32nd
in UK
University
Ranking
37th
in European
Business School
Ranking
4th
in Animal Science,
Building &
Surveying
21st
in Art &
Design,
Pharmacy
24th
in
Accounting &
Finance
25th
in
Business
Studies

Coventry University (44)

Options of November-Entry and January-Entry available in Pathway Programmes

Coventry University has been named “Modern University of the Year” by Times in three consecutive years (2014-2016). With high student satisfaction rating and employment rate, Coventry has become one of the most remarkable post-1992 universities, with significant improvements in major university league tables. Communication & Media, Art & Design and Physiotherapy are the most popular areas of study. With over 160 years of history, the Coventry School of Art & Design offers specialist programmes in diverse areas such as Automotive and Transport Design, Interior Design, Product Design.

44th
in UK University
Ranking
9th
in
Physiotherapy
10th
in Hospitality &
Tourism
13th
in Building &
Surveying
20th
in Mechanical
Engineering
22nd
in Art &
Design
TOP-UP
Accepts Entry to Year 2-3
from Graduates of Sub-Degrees

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) (93)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of the largest universities in the UK that provides a wide range of subject options. In 2014/15, the University started its medicine programme (MBBS), after the success in establishing its dentistry programme. The MBBS programme is tailored for international students and provides placement opportunities in the NHS as well as private clinics. UCLan is known for its outstanding support to its students and a top player in nurturing graduate start-ups. With the good support from the University, over 70% of these graduate start-ups were able to survive the first two difficult years of operation.

13th
in Dentistry,
Food
Science
21st
in
Architecture,
Linguistics
30th
in
Hospitality &
Tourism
MEDICINE
Progression Route to
Medicine (MBBS) through
University Foundation
TOP-UP
Accepts Entry to
Year 2-3 from Graduates
of Sub-Degrees
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18/12 (Tue)

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Undergraduate & Pathways: East Anglia (13), Exeter (14), Newcastle (26), Queen’s Belfast (38), etc

Undergraduate & Pathways: East Anglia (13), Exeter (14), Newcastle (26), Queen’s Belfast (38), etc

Type: Interview & Information Day (Undergraduate & Pathways)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Options of January-Entry available in University Foundation & International Diploma

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Diploma) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
East Anglia (13)
Exeter (14)
Manchester (25)
Newcastle (26)
Queen’s Belfast (38)
Stirling (45)
City, University of London (75)
Manchester Metropolitan (80)
Gloucestershire (83)
Glasgow Caledonian (109)

University of East Anglia (13)

Globally ranked the 188th (THE 17/18) in the UK, University of East Anglia (UEA) is a world-renowned university in scientific researches and for many years has been the 1st choice of students pursuing a degree in Medicine and Pharmacy. The University is also famous for its researches in Art History, History, Communication & Media Studies as well as Geography & Environmental Sciences, and these were all highly rated in the latest REF done by the UK Government. Among many others, 82% of researches in Social Work, Social Policy and International Relations were rated “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent”, which was top 5 in the UK. In Environmental Sciences, UEA has contributed more than any other university in the world to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and are among the leaders in the investigation of climate change.

188th
in World
University Ranking
13th
in UK University
Ranking
9th
in Pharmacy,
Communication & Media
5Y MPharm
that includes Pre-Registration
Training for Pharmacists
14th
in Business Studies,
History of Art
19th
in
Geography

University of Exeter (14)

Ranked the 130th globally (THE 17/18), University of Exeter is top 10 in as many as 22 disciplines and reputable for Sociology, Geography and Business studies. The University’s Business School has been a popular option of Hong Kong students for Accounting & Finance (ranked the 11th), Business Studies (15th) and Economics (18th) . Notable alumni include JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter), Thom Yorke (lead singer of Radiohead) and more!

130th
in World
University
Ranking
14th
in
UK University
Ranking
3th
in
Sociology,
Anthropology
4th
in
Sports
Science
11th
in Accounting &
Finance, Politics,
Psychology
15th
in
Business
Studies
18th
in Economics,
Electrical &
Electronic Engineering

University of Manchester (25)

The University of Manchester is the 6th best performing UK university in the QS World University Ranking, which ranked it as the 29th best in the world (QS 2019). There are as many as 25 Nobel laureates among its alumni and professors. A recent survey also shows that Manchester graduates are most targeted by employers in the UK. Students aiming to study at this prestigious university, but fall slightly short of its entry requirement for direct entry into a degree, now have the option of a designated University Foundation programme. The Foundation has considerably higher entry and progression requirement, but can lead to a wide range of academic disciplines including Psychology, Biological Science, Pharmacy, Engineering, as well as many Humanities and Social Sciences degrees.

34th
in World
University Ranking
4th
in Medical-Related Subjects,
Dentistry, Chemical Engineering
5th
in
Criminology
7th
in Education,
Sociology
8th
in
Chemistry
9th
in Physics &
Astronomy, Pharmacy
10th
in Computer Science, Electrical &
Electronic Engineering

Newcastle University (26)

Ranked the 141st globally (QS 2019), Newcastle University is among top 10 in 15 academic disciplines. It is one of the few universities that provide both Foundation and International Diploma in Architecture (ranked the 7th in the UK), making it a popular choice among aspiring architects. First established as a School of Medicine, the University had been part of Durham University before it became an university of its own. It was named the “University of the Year” by Times, for its highly recognized effort in delivering the best education.

141st
in World
University
Ranking
1st
in
Art &
Design
7th
in Architecture
(Offers University Foundation &
International Diploma)
8th
in Medicine (Students of School of Biomedical Sciences
are eligible to apply to transfer to Medicine or
Dentistry
after their first year of study)
16th
in Town Planning, Chemical
Engineering, Electrical &
Electronic Engineering

Queen’s University Belfast (38)

As a member university of the Russell Group, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has over the years produced lots of quality research and is ranked the 180nd (QS 2019) globally. Its excellence in research has been praised by the REF report, ranking 14 disciplines of QUB’s provision within top 20 in the UK. In the UK university ranking of 2018, it is ranked the 5th in Pharmacy and the 7th in Accounting and Finance. Accommodation in its huge student village is exceptional and was highly praised by our consultant who visited the University a few years ago!

38th
in UK
University Ranking
5th
in
Pharmacy
7th
in
Accounting & Finance
12th
in Electrical &
Electronic Engineering
15th
in Civil
Engineering
17th
in Chemical
Engineering
22nd
in Mechanical
Engineering
92%
of Pathways Students were
Eligible to Progress to QUB

University of Stirling (45)

Was named the Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence in 2008, the University of Stirling excels in Sports Science, Education, and Communication & Media. Its sports facilities are often used by the UK and Scotland national teams for training (swimming, tennis, gold and football). Under the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), degrees in Stirling allow more flexibility in electives and changing courses. Students can ‘mix & match’ modules from different disciplines to engineer a degree that fulfills their interest and ambitions. Two third of students are from Scotland while the rest come from England and around the world.

45th
in UK University
Ranking
2/3
of Students Come
from Scotland
8th
in Education,
Criminology
10th
in Communication &
Media
11th
in Social
Policy
15th
in Accounting &
Finance, Sports Science

City, University of London (75)

Located in the heart of London with easy access to destinations such as the British Museum and London financial district, City is a powerhouse for Business Studies as well as Communication & Media. The University is ranked the 38th in Communication & Media globally (QS 16/17). The well-renowned Cass Business School is ranked 26th in Europe and many see it as a stepping stone to get into investment banks and large-scale financial institutions. Students benefit from the School’s extensive network of alumni that includes the CEO of Coca Cola Company. Students can connect with these alumni via a private online platform with as many as 2000 active users of alumni.

75th
in UK
University
Ranking
26th
in European
Business School
Ranking
38th
in
Communication & Media
(World Ranking)
36th
in
Accounting &
Finance
42nd
in Electrical &
Electronic
Engineering
50th
in
Civil
Engineering
55th
in
Business
Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University (80)

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is home to the second oldest art school in the UK, which has educated generations of artists and designers, including Thomas Heatherwick the designer of the UK pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and L. S. Lowry the legendary British painter. The Manchester School of Architecture (jointly administered by MMU and University of Manchester) is a world-famous architecture school with star alumni such as prolific architect Norman Foster. Other Art & Design options include Fashion Design (menswear, womenswear and sportswear), Creative Multimedia, Photography, Graphics and 3D design. 75% of teaching modules in the art foundation are art-related, giving students tons of opportunities to perfect their crafts and skills.

80th
in UK University
Ranking
12th
in
Architecture
24th
in Art &
Design
27th
in History
of Art
39th
in Communication &
Media
75%
Art-related Modules
in Foundation
TOP-UP
Accepts Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

University of Gloucestershire (83)

University of Gloucestershire is a university that focuses on Business, Art & Design, Computer Sciences and Humanities. Its Landscape Architecture programmes are leading in the field, which are ranked the 3rd among programmes accredited by the Landscape Institute (UK) and is the most historical one! Other than that, University of Gloucestershire also provides a wide range of art & design programmes related to popular culture and media, including Pop Music (production and promotion), TV & Film production, Photography (commercial, documentary, journalistic) and Multimedia design.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Ranked the 3rd among Landscape Institute (UK)-Accredited
Programmes and the Most Historical One!
TOP-UP
Accepts Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

Glasgow Caledonian University (109)

Glasgow Caledonian University provides 4-year degree programmes. The University is good for Physiotherapy, Radiography, Hospitality & Tourism, Medical-Related subjects, as well as Building & Surveying. It is the largest provider of health-related graduates to NHS Scotland and is also the only one that offers Optometry degrees in Scotland, training 90% of eye care specialists in Scotland.

12th
in Hospitality & Tourism,
Building & Surveying
15th
in
Radiography
17th
in Physiotherapy,
Town Planning
23rd
in Medical-Related
Subjects
OPTOMETRY
Offers the Only Optometry Degree in Scotland.
Training 90% of Eye Care Specialists in Scotland
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18/12 (Tue)

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Undergraduate & Pathways: Swansea (30), Portsmouth (51), Plymouth (72), etc

Undergraduate & Pathways: Swansea (30), Portsmouth (51), Plymouth (72), etc

Type: Interview & Information Day (Undergraduate & Pathways)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Options of January-Entry available in University Foundation & International Diploma

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Diploma) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Swansea (30)
Portsmouth (51)
Plymouth (72)
Brunel (76)
Birmingham City (87)
Hertfordshire (90)
Robert Gordon (96)
Northampton (99)
Anglia Ruskin (122)

Swansea University (30)

With hugely improved student satisfaction and graduate prospect, Swansea University in 2019 broke into the Top 30 for the first time in UK university ranking. Traditionally the School of Engineering is the most celebrated school in Swansea University. In the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2014), 94% of researches in engineering were rated as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent” – a result comparable to that of traditional engineering schools such as UCL and Bristol. In subject rankings, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering are all ranked within top 15 in the UK – reflecting outstanding performance in both teaching and scientific researches.

30th
in UK University
Ranking
7th
in Computer
Science
8th
in Material
Technology
9th
in Mechanical
Engineering
10th
in Social Policy,
Chemical Engineering
11th
in Aerospace Engineering,
Communication & Media
13th
in Civil Engineering,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
18th
in
Psychology

University of Portsmouth (51)

As its name suggests, University of Portsmouth is located in the port city of Portsmouth in the South of England. It’s one of the polytechnics that were granted university status because of the 1992 Education Act. As one of the best performing Post-1992 universities, University of Portsmouth is now ranked the 51st in the UK. The University has good reputation in medical-related subjects, educating over 600 medical professionals every year (including pharmacist, medical technologists and radiographers). The £14-million brand new home of the Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries provides state-of-the-art technology and teaching space for students interested in art, design and new media, which include new Motion Capture facilities as well as Virtual Reality devices such as the Oculus Rift.

51st
in UK University
Ranking
11th
in
Criminology
16th
in Sports
Science
19th
in Art & Design, Radiography,
Hospitality & Tourism
TOP-UP
Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

University of Herfordshire (90)

Based in Hatfield, the historic centre of British aviation manufacturing, the Faculty of Engineering provides a wide range of options in the area which include aerospace engineering, aerospace technology, etc. Some of these incorporate Pilot studies programmes that offer as many as 400 hours of flying practices, enabling students to qualify for the National Private Pilot’s License when they graduate. Alumni of University of Hertfordshire are widely employed by leading manufacturers in the field such as BAE Systems (one of the world’s largest defense and aerospace manufacturer), Rolls-Royce (the world’s second largest airplance engine manufacturer) and include Frank Ogilvie the deputy chief designer of the Airbus A380.

In Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire was named the 12th best in the world for VFX, Animation and Games by the Rookies (an international award for new creative talents). In the two years that follow (2016 & 2017), the Rookies awards also rated the University within Top 5 in a number of specialisms in new media arts including Game Design & Development, Photography, Film Making, VFX & Animation, and, in 2016, number 1 in the world for Next-Gen Gaming!

Students of the School of Creative Arts are offered a wide range of options that include Animation, Digital Media Arts, Special Effects, Music Technology, as well as other more common options such as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Photography and more!

VFX, ANIMATION & GAMES
Voted the 12th best in the world for
VFX, Animation and Games by the Rookies award
PILOT STUDIES
Offers as many as 400 hours of flying practices, enabling students
to qualify for the National Private Pilot’s License when they graduate
TOP-UP
Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

Robert Gordon University (96)

Located in Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University follows the Scottish education system, providing 4-year undergraduate programmes. The University is one of the polytechnics that were granted university status after the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and is ranked within top 30 in a wide range of disciplines, which include Building & Surveying, Architecture, as well as medical-related subjects such as Radiography and Physiotherapy. The majority of undergraduate programmes in Robert Gordon University offer a placement. In some cases, these may be year-long paid placement.

The third oldest school of architecture in the UK, the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment is ranked the 28th for architecture in the UK. Its excellent record of graduate employment shows that 95% of students were in employment within six months after graduation. Students will have the opportunities to go onto overseas field trips, which have in the past covered destinations such as Amsterdam, Venice, Paris, Barcelona and more!

3rd
The Third Oldest School of
Architecture in the UK
2nd
in
Physiotherapy
5th
in
Radiography
8th
in Building &
Surveying
20th
in Medical-Related
Subjects
21st
in Art &
Design
24th
in
Pharmacy
28th
in
Architecture

University of Northampton (99)

University of Northampton is a university in the Midlands, which was granted full university status in 2005 but with a history that can be traced back to the 13th century. The University is well recognized for its efforts in supporting social enterprises and was one of Ashoka’s global network of “Changemaker Campus”. The number of social enterprises that the University works with is so large that it allows every of its 14,000 students an opportunity to work in a social enterprise during their courses. In terms of other academic areas, University of Northampton is strong in teacher training and health subjects, and is the region’s largest providers of teachers and healthcare professionals.

University of Northampton is home to the one and only Leather Technology programme in the UK, which teaches the technology behind the manufacturing and materials of high-end leather products. If you’re interested in a career working with high-end manufacturers and designers of luxurious shoes, handbags, clothes, furniture and sport scars, it’s likely to be the right course for you! In the past five years, the course has achieved a 100% graduate employment rate, reflecting the recognition by the industry.

University of Northampton also offers foundation programmes that can lead to a degree in Podiatry, which suits students who are interested in medical related disciplines!

LEATHER TECHNOLOGY
The one and only Leather Technology programme in the UK, which teaches
the technology behind the manufacturing and materials of high-end leather products.
32nd
in Medical-Related
Subjects
PODIATRY
Offers foundation programmes that
can lead to a degree in Podiatry

Anglia Ruskin University (122)

Accredited by the General Optical Council (GOC), the BOptom (Hons) Optometry in Anglia Ruskin University is recognized by the Optometrists Board of Hong Kong. Students therefore will be eligible in registering as an Optometrist in Hong Kong, after successful completion of the professional examination set by the College of Optometrists (UK) and a year of work placement.

During their studies, students will learn to perform eye examinations, acquire knowledge of ocular diseases and pathology. In Year 3, students will spend up to 6 hours per week gaining hands-on experience in the open-to-public University Eye Clinic, performing eye examinations and dispensing patients with appropriate spectacles when required.

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OPTOMETRY
A recognized qualification of Optometrists Board of HK,
with a progression route from university foundation
15th
in Animal
Science
52th
in Medical-Related
Subjects, Architecture
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18/12 (Tue)

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Undergraduate & Pathways: Birmingham (15), York (16), Nottingham (18), Glasgow (20), etc

Undergraduate & Pathways: Birmingham (15), York (16), Nottingham (18), Glasgow (20), etc

Type: Interview & Information Day (Undergraduate & Pathways)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Options of January-Entry available in University Foundation & International Diploma

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Diploma) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Birmingham (15)
York (16)
Nottingham (18)
Glasgow (20)
Essex (22)
Liverpool (42)
Aston (46)
Nottingham Trent (47)
West of England (57)
City, University of London (75)
Bournemouth (79)
Westminster (106)
Brighton (112)

University of Birmingham (15)

University of Birmingham is a historical and research-intensive university, which is now ranked the 79th globally (QS 2019) and the 15th in the UK. Birmingham enjoys very good reputation in the academia globally and is a founding member of the Russell Group, which symbolizes the highest standard of research and teaching in the UK. 27 academic disciplines are within Top 10 in the UK, in which many are within top 5 (including Hospitality & Tourism, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Town Planning, Education and more). Its alumni and staff include 11 Nobel laureates, as well as Geoffrey Ma, the Hong Kong Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal.

79th
in World
University
Ranking
15th
in UK
University
Ranking
1st
in Hospitality &
Tourism,
Anthropology
2nd
in Physiotherapy,
American
Studies
3rd
in
Chemical
Engineering
4th
in Philosophy,
Music, Town
Planning
5th
in Sports
Science,
Education

University of York (16)

University of York enjoys worldwide recognitions and is now ranked the 134th globally (QS 2019) and the 16th in the UK. With strong focus on the humanities and sciences, York is a research-intensive university and a member of the Russell Group, which symbolises the highest research and academic standard in the UK. Overall research quality was ranked within top 15 in the UK by the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2014). Its History of Art, Psychology, Social Policy, Law and Biological Science are ranked among UK’s top 10.

In slightly over 50 years’ time since its establishment, alumni of University of York has became active players in British politics and include many notable people in areas such as literature, history, music, etc. Notable alumni from Asia include Yeung Sum (former LegCo member of Hong Kong) as well as Han Seung Soo (former Prime Minister of South Korea).

134th
in World
University
Ranking
16th
in UK
University
Ranking
5th
in
Social
Policy
7th
in Biological
Science,
English
9th
in Psychology,
Politics,
History of Art
PPE
Foundation at York offers
a Progression Route to PPE
(Philosophy, Politics & Economics)

University of Nottingham (18)

University of Nottingham is ranked the 82nd globally (QS 2019) and a member of the Russel Group. It has been cited twice in the last three years as “The Best University for Finding Graduate Recruits” by UK’s top employers. 51 academic disciplines are offered. 24 of them are ranked among top 10 in the UK, while Pharmacy, Social Work and Physiotherapy are ranked among top 5. The university also offers a 5-year MPharm programme, so that students do not have to worry about visa issues during their Pre-Registration Training for Pharmacists.

82nd
in World
University
Ranking
4th
in
Pharmacy,
Social Work
9th
in Accounting &
Finance, Economics,
English
10th
in Social Policy,
Architecture,
Chemical Engineering
5Y MPharm
that includes
Pre-Registration Training
for Pharmacists

University of Glasgow (20)

Ranked the 69th globally (QS 2019), University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world with over 560 years of history. As a member of the Russell Group, the university offers a wide range of academic disciplines and research, in which as many as 26 are ranked with Top 10 in the UK. Civil Engineering, Social Policy, Education, Sociology, Art & Design, Electrical and Electronic Engineering are some of its strongest areas. Notable alumni include economist Adam Smith, two former British Prime Ministers, a number of Nobel laureates and Regina Ip (former Secretary for Security of Hong Kong).

69th
in World
University Ranking
20th
in UK University
Ranking
1st
in Dentistry,
Education
2nd
in Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary
Medicine, Sports Science
3rd
in Civil Engineering,
Social Policy
4th
in
Law
5th
in Geography, Social
Work, Sociology

University of Essex (22)

As one of the best in Social Sciences, University of Essex is ranked the 22nd in the UK. Researches in economics, sociology and politics are all highly rated by REF (2014). Respectively 95%, 75% and 60% of researches in these disciplines were rated World Leading and Internationally Excellent – a very impressive achievement for a university with only 50 years of history. A number of professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong are graduates of University of Essex. Other notable alumni include LegCo members LEUNG Yiu-chung and British film director Mike Leigh.

22nd
in UK University
Ranking
3rd
in Drama,
Dance & Cinematics
5th
in
Politics
7th
in Criminology,
History of Art
10th
in
Philosophy
17th
in Art &
Design
22nd
in
Economics
25th
in
Sociology

University of the West of England, Bristol (57)

Set in the creative city of Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) was formerly a polytechnic which was granted full university status in 1992. Employability remains as the heart of UWE Bristol’s education. The already tight relationships with employers continue to foster, which now include formal links with the BBC, Airbus, etc. Career support services of UWE Bristol were voted the best in the UK in 2014 while graduate employability comes as the 8th in the UK with over 95% of graduates in employment within six months after graduation. UWE Bristol provides academic programmes in as many as 37 disciplines, among which Building & Surveying, Architecture and Art & Design are the strongest. UWE’s Bristol School of Animation enjoys worldwide reputation. Chris Ford, creative director of PIXAR, is also one of UWE Bristol’s graduates!

57th
in UK University
Ranking
8th
in Building &
Surveying
13th
in
Architecture
16th
in
Physiotherapy
18th
in Art & Design,
Town Planning
21st
in Aerospace
Engineering
TOP-UP
Accepts Entry to Year 2-3
from Sub-Degrees

Bournemouth University (79)

Set in the coastal resort town of Bournemouth, on the south coast of England, Bournemouth University is one of the polytechnics that were granted university status in 1992. The University is most famous for Computer Animation and Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Bournemouth University is a successful advocate of work placement, who is able to offer placement opportunities all honour degree students, and nearly 90% of its students have taken up the offer of placement in the past – one of the highest participation rate among UK universities. These have resulted in much improved employability. The retail management degree, for example, has achieved an impressive 100% employment rate for eight consecutive years!

National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), the animation school of Bournemouth University, is named the 13th best animation school in the world by Animation Career Review. Aimed at training tomorrow’s technical directors in the animation field, the BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts involves a 50/50 mix of creative and technical training. Graduates of Bournemouth University have worked in films such as The Martian, Avator, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more. More than 50 alumni have participated in the production of Oscar’s Best Visual Effect winner, Gravity.

19th
in Hospitality &
Tourism
COMPUTER ANIMATION
Name the 13th best animation school in the world by Animation Career Review.
More than 50 alumni have participated in the production of Oscar’s Best Visual Effect winner, Gravity.

University of Westminster (106)

University of Westminster is located in the heart of London and is formerly the Royal Polytechnic Institution, which was founded in 1838 and was Britain’s first polytechnic institution. The University was officially granted university status in 1992. Today it remains the choice of many in London for continuing education.

Journalism, Architecture and Art & Design are among its strongest subjects. It was ranked by the QS University Guide 2018 as the 6th in the UK and the 40th globally for Communication & Media Studies. The School of Architecture was also voted the 2nd best by practising architects in Architects’ Journal. With its long history of teaching, alumni of University of Westminster is spread across different sectors, especially the architecture, art & design as well as the media – many of them are people awarded the Order of the British Empire for their contribution to their professions.

6th
in the UK for Communication &
Media Studies (QS 2018)
40th
in the World for Communication &
Media Studies (QS 2018)
2nd
School of Architecture was also voted the 2nd best
by practising architects in Architects’ Journal

University of Brighton (112)

The seaside resort Brighton in the South of England is now more than a famous tourist destination, but also an important cluster of the creative industries near London. The University of Brighton has long enjoyed a reputation in Art and Design and is well-known for its Fashion Design, Architecture and Graphic Design. It has been constantly regarded as one of the top 50 fashion schools in the world by popular fashion website “Fashionista”. In recent years, other disciplines such as Sports Science and Hospitality & Tourism are enjoying a growing reputation. University of Brighton also offers foundation programmes that can lead to a degree in Podiatry, which suits students who are interested in medical related disciplines!

TOP 50
One of Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World
by Popular Fashion Website “Fashionista”
23rd
in Building &
Surveying
31st
in Medical-Related
Subjects
41st
in
Architecture
PODIATRY
Offers foundation programmes that
can lead to a degree in Podiatry
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19/12 (Wed)

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Kings Education (Full-time Courses, Summer Study Tours)

Kings Education (Full-time Courses, Summer Study Tours)

Type: Interview & Information Day (Independent Sixth Form College)
Target: F.4 or above
Location: British United
GCSE A-levels University Foundation
1-Year & 2-Year Programme 1-Year & 2-Year Programme 1-Year & 2-Year Programme

Kings Education is an independent sixth form college with campuses in London, Bournemouth, Brighton and Oxford. Kings specializes in educating senior form students (from F.4 on), providing options such as GCSE (1-Year & 2-Year programmes), GCE A-levels (1-Year & 2-Year programmes) and university foundation (1-Year & 2-Year programmes).

With over 50 years of experience, each campus of Kings Education now teaches about 300 students. The personalized approach to education is delivered through small class teaching, with an average of 4-10 per class in GCE A-levels. As such, the University Foundation programmes in Kings also come in two tiers with different curriculums and progression routes. These include the Advanced Level Foundation that offers “guaranteed progression” to year one of an undergraduate degree in Aston University, upon achieving the specified grades in internal assessment.

Summer Study Tours

In addition to full-time academic programmes, Kings Education also offers a range of short-term English and holiday courses for school and college students, as well as adult learners! Shortlisted below are options in summer, which are based in traditional British boarding schools and Kings Education’s sixth form colleges, suitable for students aged 3 to 17:

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28/12 (Fri)

Abingdon School (Application Deadline for Year 9-10)

Abingdon School (Application Deadline for Year 9-10)

Type: Deadline of Application for 2019/20 Cohort (Boarding School)
Target: F.3 to F.7
Termly Boarding Fees in 2018/19 (3 Terms per Year)
Y4 – Y5 Y6 Y7 – Y8 Y9 Y10 – Y11 Y12 – Y13
- - - £13250 £13250 £13250

Abingdon School is a top UK boys’ boarding school in Oxfordshire where students are not only good in academic, but also in sports and the arts. With its strict admission criteria, the school usually only considers applications of Hong Kong elite school students.

Like many top independent schools, Abingdon School has refused to be included in school league tables, to avoid parents paying too much attention on public exam results and overlooking other important aspects of education. The school continues to perform exceptionally well in GCE A-levels that in the past ten years (2009-2018) A*-B rates were over 83%. In 2016, Abingdon School saw twelve of its graduates continue their education in Oxbridge, while the majority went to top universities such as Durham, Exeter, Bristol, Imperial College, UCL, etc.

62% A*-A
% of A*-A in GCE A-levels (2018)
87% A*-B
% of A*-B in GCE A-levels (2018)
83% A*-A / 9-7
% of A*-A (or 9-7 in reformed subjects) in GCSE (2018)

Application & Exam Arrangement

Abingdon School recommends students who are interested in enrolling in the September 2019 intake to submit their applications before the deadlines listed below, in accordance to their year groups. Eligible applicants will be invited to sit an entrance exam and an admission interview.

  • Year 12: Applications close on 30/11 (Friday)
  • Year 9-10: Applications close on 28/12 (Friday)
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31/12 (Mon)

St Peter’s School (Application Deadline)

St Peter’s School (Application Deadline)

Type: Deadline of Application for 2019/20 Cohort (Boarding School)
Target: P.6 to F.7
Termly Boarding Fees in 2018/19 (3 Terms per Year)
Y4 – Y5 Y6 Y7 – Y8 Y9 Y10 – Y11 Y12 – Y13
- £7870 £8680 £10200 £10200 £10200

St Peter’s School is a top boarding school in Yorkshire, with a long history that can be traced back to 627. In terms of public exam results, St Peter’s School is usually ranked among the Top 100-150 of independent schools in the UK. In the past ten years (2009-2018), A*-B rates are over 80% in eight years! Every year St Peter’s School has students gaining entry into Oxbridge. Entry standards are high and students are expected to have excellent fluency in English.

55% A*-A
% of A*-A in GCE A-levels (2018)
84% A*-B. Average Grades: ABB
% of A*-B in GCE A-levels (2018)
70% A*-A / 9-7
% of A*-A (or 9-7 in reformed subjects) in GCSE (2018)
77th
The Telegraph Independent School Ranking (2018)

Application & Exam Arrangement

Students who are interested in enrolling in the September 2019 intake must submit their applications before the deadline (31/12, Monday). Eligible applicants will be invited to an admission interview after passing the entrance exams.

From our experience, places in the senior school can be fully filled very early. Parents are therefore recommended to submit school reports to St Peter’s School for preliminary assessment early to avoid disappointment.

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5/1 (Sat)

2:30PM - 3:30PM

UK University & Pathways Seminar

UK University & Pathways Seminar

Type: Seminar
Target: F.4 or above
Location: British United

Undergraduate Year 1 in Top 30 UK universities normally require 544 to 555 in HKDSE, with subject-specific requirement depending on your choices of programmes. If students fall short of such requirement, they can progress through International Diploma and University Foundation Courses. These programmes accept entry at 433 to 322 in HKDSE and enable qualified students to progress onto Year 2 and Year 1 of an undergraduate programme in Top 30 UK universities respectively. Students aiming for top universities and highly-competitive subjects such as medicine and actuarial sciences, however, will benefit from the 1-Year A-levels which also allows them to apply to universities in Hong Kong through the Non-Jupas route.

In the seminar, our education consultants will introduce these four options for HKDSE students. Content includes university options, subject options, entry requirements, plus the procedures and important dates of UCAS.

Deadline of UCAS’s First Round Application is 15/1 (Tuesday)

Content Highlights

  • How does UCAS work? What are the important dates?
  • How to make best use of the five application quotas in your UCAS application?
  • Is it possible to have the sixth and the seventh quota?
  • Tips on writing a winning personal statement.
  • Options of university and academic disciplines in pathway programmes.
  • University Foundation Courses that accept applications from F.5 students.
  • The option of One-Year A-levels and a brief analysis of Non-Jupas admission data.
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8/1 (Tue)

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Undergraduate & Pathways: Durham (5), Lancaster (6), Surrey (19), Sheffield (21), Sussex (27), etc

Undergraduate & Pathways: Durham (5), Lancaster (6), Surrey (19), Sheffield (21), Sussex (27), etc

Type: Interview & Information Day (Undergraduate & Pathways)
Target: F.5 or above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University Pathway Programmes (Foundation & International Diploma) are one-year programmes that allow students to progress onto year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate programme in the UK. Many of these programmes are taught in dedicated teaching centres within university campuses and provide “guaranteed progression” to an undergraduate degree upon achieving the required grades in internal exams and coursework assessment.

University (UK Rank) University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate
Durham (5)
Lancaster (6)
Leeds (10)
Surrey (19)
Sheffield (21)
Sussex (27)
Royal Holloway (28)
Strathclyde (41)
Keele (50)
Lincoln (54)
Huddersfield (65)
Liverpool John Moores (70)
Kingston (117)
Leeds Beckett (123)
Istituto Marangoni (Fashion School)

Durham University (5)

University of Durham is now ranked the 74th globally (QS 2019), the 5th in the UK and a member of the Russel Group, which symbolizes the highest standard of research and teaching in the UK. In REF 2014, 83% of its research was assessed as being of “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. 20 academic disciplines are within Top 5 in the UK. Like many traditional universities, Durham is strongest in Law, the humanities (such as Anthropology, Education, etc) and sciences (such as Physics and Chemistry) while Business Studies is ranked the 11th. According to the National Student Survey 2017, 89% of their students are satisfied with their experience at Durham. And it is ranked the 6th in the UK for universities most targeted by leading recruiters in 2014/15. Notable alumni included Steve Easterbrook (CEO of McDonald’s), Cecil Chao (Hong Kong Billionaire) and Richard Adams (Founder of fairtrade organization Thraidcraft).

74th
in World
University Ranking
5th
in UK University
Ranking
2nd
in Geography,
History
3rd
in Education,
Chemistry
4th
in
Physics
5th
in Mathematics,
Psychology
6th
in Computer Science,
Biological Science, Philosophy

Lancaster University (6)

Lancaster University is now the 131st in World University Ranking (QS 2019) and has been a popular option among Hong Kong students in the past few years. Lancaster is ranked Top 5 in Communication & Media, Social Work, Accounting & Finance, Business Studies, Biological Science and more. As is located in the North West of England, Lancaster provides a very different experience from other city-based universities. Students would find the University a good destination of living and study with Lancaster’s award-wining accommodation, which has been named the Best University Halls for 5 consecutive years.

131st
in World
University
Ranking
6th
in UK
University
Ranking
2nd
in Social Work,
Drama, Dance &
Cinematics
3rd
in Accounting &
Finance, Art &
Design, Linguistics
4th
in
Business
Studies
5th
in Biological Sciences,
Communication &
Media, Philosophy

University of Surrey (19)

Ranked the 248th globally (QS 2019), the University of Surrey is a leading educator in Hospitality & Tourism and Animal Science with a new veterinary school opened in the 2014/15 academic year. Most of its undergraduate programmes involve a year-long placement. With improving student satisfaction level, Surrey was named the 2016 University of the Year by the Times in praise of the good balance between research and teaching quality!

19th
in UK University
Ranking
1st
in Food
Science
6th
in Hospitality &
Tourism, Nursing
7th
in Computer Science, Electrical &
Electronic Engineering
9th
in
Sociology
10th
in Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Sports Science
12th
in Medical-Related
Subjects

University of Sheffield (21)

Ranked the 75th globally (QS 2019), the University of Sheffield excels in a wide range of academic disciplines. Architecture, Communication & Media, Politics, Town Planning & Landscape Architecture, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are among Top 10 in the UK. Sheffield’s reputable engineering school now educates more than 4000 students and is a leading institution in systems engineering and smart materials globally. Notable alumni include 5 Nobel laureates, as well as Chung Sze-Yuen (Senior Unofficial Member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong) and Douglas Young (founder of lifestyle design and retail brand G.O.D.).

75th
in World
University Ranking
1st
in Communication &
Media
2nd
in Materials Technology, Town
Planning & Landscape Architecture
3rd
in
Architecture
7th
in
Politics
8th
in Chemical
Engineering, History
10th
in Mechanical
Engineering
13th
in Civil
Engineering

University of Sussex (27)

Ranked the 147th globally (THE 17/18), the University of Sussex excels in social sciences and humanities. Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology and Communication & Media are all within Top 15 in the UK. University of Sussex is special in terms of its diverse offerings of interdisciplinary programmes (such as Law & Politics, Psychology & Sociology), which is suitable for students with diverse interest. Notable alumni include former president of South Africa and a number of Nobel laureates. Progression rate is as high as 97% from pathway programmes (2016).

147th
in World
University Ranking
27th
in UK University
Ranking
7th
in
Anthropology
12th
in
Politics
15th
in Communication &
Media, Sociology
97%
Pathway Students were Offered a Place
to Study at University of Sussex

University of Strathclyde (41)

University of Strathclyde is ranked the 268th globally (QS 2019) and offers best Accounting and Finance programme in the UK. Its business school comes 34th in the European Business School Ranking, and is one of the few business schools that is triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Strathclyde follows the Scottish education system, in which undergraduate qualifications are obtained in 4 years. The Business School and the Law School do offer 3-year intensive options! Students from the 3-Year LLB English Law will have study exchange opportunities, through which they can study one semester at City University of Hong Kong, in order to enjoy two extra subject exemptions in the PCLL Conversion Exams.

In addition to Business, University of Strathclyde is also a good choice for Architecture, Hospitality & Tourism as well as Engineering. Strathclyde’s School of Architecture is named one of Europe’s Top 50 architecture schools for 3 consecutive years by Domus, an Italian architecture and design magazine. The School of Enginnering, on the other hand, educates 4000 students coming from all around the world with as many as 40 choices of programmes, which include niche areas such as Aerospace and Naval Engineering.

41st
in UK
University
Ranking
1st
in
Accounting &
Finance
5th
in Business
Studies,
Architecture
8th
in
Mechanical
Engineering
3Y LLB LAW
Study exchange opportunities with Law School of
City University of Hong Kong and enjoy two extra
subject exemptions in the PCLL Conversion Exams
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8/1 (Tue)

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Durham University

Durham University

Type: Interview & Information Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

University of Durham is now ranked the 74th globally (QS 2019), the 5th in the UK and a member of the Russel Group, which symbolizes the highest standard of research and teaching in the UK. In REF 2014, 83% of its research was assessed as being of “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. 20 academic disciplines are within Top 5 in the UK. Like many traditional universities, Durham is strongest in Law, the humanities (such as Anthropology, Education, etc) and sciences (such as Physics and Chemistry) while Business Studies is ranked the 11th. According to the National Student Survey 2017, 89% of their students are satisfied with their experience at Durham. And it is ranked the 6th in the UK for universities most targeted by leading recruiters in 2014/15. Notable alumni included Steve Easterbrook (CEO of McDonald’s), Cecil Chao (Hong Kong Billionaire) and Richard Adams (Founder of fairtrade organization Thraidcraft).

74th
in World
University Ranking
5th
in UK University
Ranking
2nd
in Geography,
History
3rd
in Education,
Chemistry
4th
in
Physics
5th
in Mathematics,
Psychology
6th
in Computer Science,
Biological Science, Philosophy

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

English (1), Music (1), Archaeology (2), East and South Asian Studies (2), Geography and Environmental Sciences (2), History (2), Iberian Languages (2), Italian (2), Russian (2), Theology and Religious Studies (2), Chemistry (3), Education (3), Classics and Ancient History (4), French (4), Geology (4), German (4), Middle Eastern and African Studies (4), Physics and Astronomy (4), Mathematics (5), Psychology (5), Biological Sciences (6), Computer Science (6), Philosophy (6), General Engineering (7), Law (7), Sports Science (8), Criminology (10), Business Studies (11), Accounting and Finance (12), Anthropology (12), Economics (12), Politics (16), Sociology (36)

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10/1 (Thu)

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Medicine (MBBS) at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Medicine (MBBS) at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Type: Information Day (University)
Target: HKDSE & GCE A-levels Graduates
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

The Medicine (MBBS) programme in University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was first run in 2014/15 and a new addition to the University’s offerings after its successful introduction of a dentistry programme a few years ago! The MBBS is a 5-year programme specially designed for international students, with limited quotas for British students. Students will have placement opportunities in hospitals and clinics under the NHS.

A representative from the School of Medicine will attend the information session to answer questions from students and parents related to the MBBS and the School of Medicine in general.

7th
in
Physiotherapy
15th
in
Dentistry
17th
in
Food Science
64th
in
Nursing
FOUNDATION
Progression Routes Available for Medicine (MBBS) and other
Medical-related Subjects through University Foundation

Applications & Interviews Arrangement: International Applications Still Open for September/2019-Intakes

Currently the University is still accepting applications from international students for September/2019-intakes and applications can be made through British United. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Multi-Mini Interviews (MMI), which will be held in Hong Kong in January 2019.

Areas of strength (Subject Ranking)

Physiotherapy (7), Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism (11), East and South Asian Studies (13), Dentistry (15), General Engineering (15), Food Science (17), Linguistics (22), Aeronautical and Manufacturing (23), Anatomy and Physiology (24), Building (27), Creative Writing (29), Social Policy (30), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (32), Architecture (33), Criminology (33), Social Work (33), Civil Engineering (35), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (35), Archaeology (37), Philosophy (39), Politics (41), Art and Design (42), Communication and Media Studies (43), Physics and Astronomy (46), Biological Sciences (48), Mechanical Engineering (48)

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11/1 (Fri)

Kingswood School (Application Deadline for Year 9)

Kingswood School (Application Deadline for Year 9)

Type: Deadline of Application for 2019/20 Cohort (Boarding School)
Target: P.4 to F.7
Termly Boarding Fees in 2018/19 (3 Terms per Year)
Y4 – Y5 Y6 Y7 – Y8 Y9 Y10 – Y11 Y12 – Y13
£8240 £8240 £9486 £11288 £11288 £11288

Located in the famous historic city of Bath, Kingswood School has been highly rated by Ofsted Inspection Report. Among many things, teaching, sports facilities and boarding facilities are exceptionally outstanding. About 2/3 teaching staff live inside the campus. Relationship between teachers and students is close. Achievement in public exams is exceptional with 76% of students gaining A*-B in GCE A-levels 2017. Kingswood School only offers a limited number of places to Hong Kong and Chinese students. Early application is highly recommended.

76% A*-B. Average Grades: BBB
% of A*-B in GCE A-levels (2017)
55% A*-A / 9-7
% of A*-A (or 9-7 in reformed subjects) in GCSE (2017)
114th
The Telegraph Independent School Ranking (2017)

Application & Exam Arrangement

Students who are interested in enrolling in the September 2019 intake must submit a school report to Kingswood School for preliminary assessment. Eligible students will be informed for further assessments and are required to submit their applications on or before the specified deadlines in accordance to their year groups.

  • Year 12: Applications close on 19/10 (Friday)
  • Year 9: Applications close on 11/1/2019 (Friday)
  • Year 7: Applications close on 9/11 (Friday)

From our experience, since Kingswood School only offers a limited number of places to Hong Kong and Chinese students, school places can be fully filled very early. Parents are therefore recommended to submit school reports to Kingswood School for preliminary assessment early to avoid disappointment.

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12/1 (Sat)

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Boarding School Seminar

Boarding School Seminar

Type: Seminar
Target: P.4 to F.7
Location: British United

What’s so good about studying in the UK? In addition to small class-size, excellent provision of facilities and more flexible teaching methods, what makes the As in UK student’s report cards? What options do students from the new 334 education system have, to continue their studies in the UK? What makes up the best preparation for progression to the finest universities? How does British boarding school experience benefit students when they apply to universities in Hong Kong? In the seminar, our education consultants will answer all these questions by sharing their own experience in the UK. The seminar is suitable for parents of primary and secondary school students and students themselves, who are interested in studying in the UK.

Content Highlights

  • The Education Systems: In what circumstances can Hong Kong students progress to the next year group in the UK? In which year groups does it offer more school options?
  • The Boarding School Life: What time is lights out time? What weekend activities are available for boarders? What are these unique school holidays in boarding schools?
  • The Public Exams: How do GCSE and A-levels subject choices affect your options in university? What subject combination may bring extra advantages to Hong Kong students?
  • GCSE & A-levels Reform: What were being reformed and when? Are the two exams more difficult now than before?
  • A brief analysis of Non-Jupas admission data
  • The Application Procedures: What should you consider when selecting a boarding school? What criteria are used when boarding schools select students?
  • Is it necessary to sit boarding school entrance exams (such as BUSSATs & UKiSet) in advance?
    Bussats Test Centre in Hong Kong UKiset Test Centre in Hong Kong
Students attending the seminar can take home a free copy of The Metropolis UK Boarding School Guide by giving a Facebook Like to our Facebook page.
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22/1 (Tue)

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Gordonstoun School (Full-Time Education & Summer School)

Gordonstoun School (Full-Time Education & Summer School)

Type: Interview & Information Day (Boarding School & Summer School)
Target: P.4 to F.7
Location: British United
Termly Boarding Fees in 2018/19 (3 Terms per Year)
Y4 – Y5 Y6 Y7 – Y8 Y9 Y10 – Y11 Y12 – Y13
£7786 £7786 £7786 £11500 £11500 £11500

Gordonstoun School is a prestigious boarding school in coastal area of Northern Scotland with close link with the Royal family of the UK. The School has educated members of the Royal family (including Prince Charles and his father), the son of legendary musician David Bowie and many other influential figures and their offspring. Over 60% of students come from England and Scotland and about 70% of all students are boarders. There are Oxbridge and SAT preparation programmes that provide interview and other relevant training to prepare students for top universities around the global. Students perform well in music and the arts outside classroom, while all of them are required to undertake seamanship training on the 80-feet vessel owned by the School providing a unique learning experience.

28% A*-A
% of A*-A in GCE A-levels (2018)
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18/2 (Mon)

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Queen Anne’s School

Queen Anne’s School

Type: Boarding School
Target: F.1 to F.7
Location: British United
Termly Boarding Fees in 2018/19 (3 Terms per Year)
Y4 – Y5 Y6 Y7 – Y8 Y9 Y10 – Y11 Y12 – Y13
- - £11860 £11860 £11860 £11860

Queen Anne’s School is a girls boarding school in Reading, South of England, with over 300 years of history. Students from Queen Anne’s School are strong in academic results as well as music and the arts. In 2018, A*-B rate in GCE A-levels was impressively at 69% while A*/A (or 9-7 in reformed subjects) rate in GCSE was at 69%. GCE A-levels curriculum of Queen Anne’s School covers a wide range of subjects, which include music technology, Latin, Chinese, Physical Education, Art History and more! Queen Anne’s School is also home to an outstanding school choir and a school orchestra. They have toured European cities such as Paris, Venice and Berlin, and also a regular act in Westminster Abbey in London.

69% A*-B
% of A*-B in GCE A-levels (2018)
69% A*-A / 9-7
% of A*-A (or 9-7 in reformed subjects) in GCSE (2018)
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20/2 (Wed)

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University

Type: Interview & Information Day (Art University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate
• (1-Year & 2-Year Programmes)

Currently the only specialist art university in Northern England, Leeds Arts University is ranked the first in the UK for Design & Crafts in the Guardian University league tables, which carries a heavier weighting for student satisfaction. Leeds Arts University (formerly known as Leeds College of Art) was officially granted university status in 2017. Its history, however, could be traced back to 1846. In the past 170 years since its foundation, many British artists have studied in Leeds Arts University as part of their education. They include visual artist Damien Hirst, sculptor Henry Moore (whose work Double Oval is installed in Jardine House, Hong Kong). As a specialist art university, Leeds Arts University offers a wide range of options in visual art degrees, including Fashion, Photography, Graphic Design & Illustration, Fine Art, Visual Communication, Advertising and more! There are also two very unique and practical programmes – Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, and Comic & Concept Art.

In Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, students will learn to create surface patterns for fashion, interior and furniture design. Students will also have the opportunities to experience industry-standard trade fairs in the UK, USA, France, Belgium, etc. In the past, students from Leeds Arts University have won awards in the New Designers trade show in London, as well as Surtex in USA. The programme involves elements of graphic design, textiles and product design – a very good option for students interested in these areas of design! Comic & Concept Art, one the other hand, focuses on character creation and storytelling. The practical skills taught in the programme are useful techniques for the comic and advertising industries, and particularly valuable to pre-production in film, television and game design!

54th
in UK University
Ranking
(Times 2019)
1st
in
Design & Crafts
(Guardian 2019)
19th
in
Fashion & Textiles
(Guardian 2019)
31st
in
Film & Photography
(Guardian 2019)
36th
in
Art & Design
(Times 2019)

Details of Event: Portfolio Assessment & Advices

Adrian Davies, Programme Director of Lens Based Practices, will attend the event. He will be happy to meet with students and parents individually to answer questions related to Leeds Arts University and all the art & design disciplines available in the University, covering areas such as course content, career prospects and more! The event is suitable for students interested in Art & Design in Leeds Arts University.

Students with their portfolio are welcome to meet with the academic for portfolio assessment, or obtain advices on portfolio development. Students will be admitted on the spot if their portfolio is able to fulfill entry requirement.

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20/2 (Wed)

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Manchester Metropolitan University (Physiotherapy & Others)

Manchester Metropolitan University (Physiotherapy & Others)

Type: Interview & Information Day (University)
Target: F.5 or Above
Location: British United
University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Undergraduate Postgraduate

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is home to the second oldest art school in the UK, which has educated generations of artists and designers, including Thomas Heatherwick the designer of the UK pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, L. S. Lowry the legendary British painter, as well as British graphic designer Peter Saville. With over 175 years of history, Manchester School of Art is well-known in the UK and globally. Currently Manchester School of Art teaches about 3700 students and offers diverse art & design options that include Fine Art, Graphic Design & Illustration, Film & Animation, Architecture & Interior Design, Fashion Design (menswear, womenswear and sportswear) and more!

12th
in
Architecture
TOP 10 ARCHITECTURE
Named one of the top 10 architecture schools in the world for three
consecutive years by QS World University Ranking (2016-2018).
18th
in Hospitality &
Tourism
24th
in Art &
Design
27th
in History
of Art
39th
in Communication &
Media
TOP-UP
Accepts Entry to Year 2-3 from
Graduates of Sub-Degrees

A World’s Top 10 Architecture School: Manchester School of Architecture

The Manchester School of Architecture (jointly administered by MMU and University of Manchester) is a world-famous architecture school with star alumni such as prolific architect Norman Foster, as well as Roland Paoletti, chief architect who oversaw the early construction of Hong Kong’s MTR network. Manchester School of Architecture has been named one of the top 10 architecture schools in the world for three consecutive years by QS World University Ranking (2016-2018).

Details of Event: Physiotherapy & Other Academic Disciplines

Ruth MacDonald, Senior Lecturer & Admissions Tutor of Physiotherapy, and admissions representative Charlotte Dawson will attend the event. They will be happy to meet with students and parents individually to answer questions related to Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and related academic disciplines, in terms of course content, career prospects and more! The event is suitable for students interested in Physiotherapy and other academic disciplines available in Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Subjects of Strength (Subject Ranking)

Librarianship and Information Management (5), Creative Writing (13), Italian (16), Food Science (18), Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism (18), Nursing (18), Town and Country Planning and Landscape (20), Linguistics (22), Art and Design (24), Anatomy and Physiology (27), History of Art, Architecture and Design (27), Physiotherapy (28), German (35), Medical Related (35), Iberian Languages (38), Law (38), Aeronautical and Manufacturing (39), Communication and Media Studies (39), Criminology (39), French (40), Philosophy (43), Chemistry (45), Psychology (47), Archaeology (48), Drama, Dance and Cinematics (48), Music (48), Social Work (49)

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