University Visits

University representatives visit our school regularly throughout the academic year to share with our students about their universities and admission requirements.

Below is the schedule of university visits for academic year (2016/2017). The schedule will be updated regularly (upon confirmation with university representatives). Students and parents are welcomed to sign up for the sessions that they are keen to attend. For logistical purpose, please sign up at least two days before the session.

Whenever possible (with permission from the universities), we will share their presentation slides on this website.

 

A. Alumni Sharing Sessions

Date & Time Alumni Sharing Session Venue Note
31 Aug
(Thu)
12:45-13:30
Applying to Cambridge and Oxford

Speakers:
Wong Ming Kit - History at Cambridge
Zachary Larsen - History at Cambridge
Foo Cheng - Physics and Philosophy at Oxford
Library Discussion Room
4/F PSR Campus
Open to all students and parents
5 Sep
(Tue)
08:10-08:30
Personal Statement: Creating that Positive Impression

Speaker:
Arthur Yue - Psychology (3rd Year) at University College London
Auditorium
9/F PSR Campus
For DP students only

 

B. University Talks at SISHK

Please register for these talks via this link. 

Date / Time / Venue University / Lecture / Seminar Speaker(s) Topic(s)
1 Sep
(Fri)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
(Switzerland)

* Presentation about the hospitality industry as a whole and admissions to EHL, renowned for being the best hotel management school in the world.

Students who are interested in pursuing hospitality management courses are strongly encouraged to attend the session.

Ms Fiona Huang,
Final year student and Admissions Assistant

Ms Eunice Ma,
Current student
Admissions; Hospitality management
4 Sep
(Mon)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
University of York
(UK)

* Admissions to York and Top Tips on Writing a Good Personal Statement

Students who wish to pursue their studies in the UK are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

Miss Vikki Wilson,
International Officer, Adnission Team
Admissions; Personal Statement; Pursuing higher education in the UK
6 Sep
(Wed)
08:10-09:10
(PC slot)

Auditorium
(Lower Deck)
University of Sussex
(UK)

* Understanding Donald: Inside Trump's America

How has Trump’s presidency changed America? All S3 to DP2 students will find out from Professor Follet during PC lesson this week!

DP students taking History will also have the opportunity for a closed group discussion with Professor Follet on slavery and the civil rights movement following the session.
Professor Richard Follett,
Professor of American History
History; Politics; International Relations; Humanities; Media
6 Sep
(Wed)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
King's College London
(UK)

* Overview of King's College London and tips for writing a good UCAS Personal Statement.

Students who wish to pursue their studies in the UK are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Mr Rory Robinson,
International Officer

Valeria Yuen,
Psychology student at KCL
 
Admissions; Personal Statement; Pursuing higher education in the UK
6 Sep
(Wed)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
University of Exeter
(UK)

*Psychology seminar: With friends like these: How groups influence our behaviour...for better and for worse and pursuing Psychology at Exeter.

Students with an interest in Psychology are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Dr Joanne Smith,
Director of Research and an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology
 
Psychology; Admissions; Pursuing higher education in the UK
11 Sep
(Mon)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
University of Vermont, Knox College, and Pepperdine University Joint Information Session
(US)

*Finding the Fit - How do Admissions Officers Assess if Students are Best Fit for their College? and Admissions to UVM, Knox College and Pepperdine University.
Ms Emma Swift, Assistant Director of International Student Services at UVM;

Mr Joshua Ferchau, Director of International Student Services and Admissions at Knox;

Mr Scot McClamma, International Recruitment Manager at Pepperdine
Best-fit;
Pursuing higher education in the US;
Admissions
12 Sep
(Tue)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
Yale-NUS College
(SG)

* Keynote Speakers Series on Just what exactly is liberal arts and sciences and what can I make out of it? and Admissions to Yale-NUS.

Students who wish to learn more about Liberal Arts and Sciences education are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ms Hani Rahman,
Assistant Manager, Admissions & Financial Aid Team
Liberal Arts and Sciences Education
12 Sep
(Tue)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
Queen Mary University of London
(UK)

* Interactive seminar on land law and co-ownership.

Students with an interest in Law are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Mr Rupert Seal,
Senior Lecturer
 
Law
12 Sep
(Tue)
15:00-15:45
(after school)

6/F Seminar Room
University of Oxford, Pembroke College
(UK)

* Admissions to Pembroke.

Students who are aspiring to go to Oxford or Cambridge are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ms Nancy Braithwaite,
Academic Director and Admissions Tutor at Pembroke 
Admission to Cambridge and Oxford

(Registration is compulsory)
14 Sep
(Thu)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
University of Exeter
(UK)

* Law at Exeter, including an interactive exercise on Who is Responsible in Law? (scenario-based investigation)

Students with an interest in Law are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Dr Greta Bosch,
Senior Lecturer 
 
Admissions; Tourism and Hospitality management 
19 Sep
(Tue)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
SSTH Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
(Switzerland), A member of the EHL group

* Admissions to SSTH and a sharing session on pursuing a career in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Students who are interested in pursuing tourism and hospitality management courses are strongly encouraged to attend the session.
Mr Joachim Rudolf,
Senior Representative, Admissions Team
 
Admissions; Tourism and Hospitality management 
19 Sep
(Tue)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
Temple University
(US - Japan Campus)

What is it like to study in Japan? and Admissions to TUJ.

Students who wish to pursue your U.S. education in Japan, are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ha Nguyen, Admissions Counselor Admissions; Studying in Japan
20 Sep
(Wed)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
Norwich University of the Arts
(UK)

Introduction to Norwich University of the Arts and Guidance on Preparation of the Art Portfolio (and interviews)

Students who wish to pursue your U.S. education in Japan, are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Mr William Leitch, Senior Education Liaison Officer Admissions; Studying in Scotland
21 Sep
(Thu)
10:00-10:30
(recess)


Library Discussion Room
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
(US)

* Admissions to Rutgers and tips on writing a good application essay.

Students who wish to pursue their studies in the US are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ms Sarah Blackburn,
International Admissions Officer
Admissions; Application Essay; Pursuing higher education in the US 
22 Sep
(Fri)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
Norwich University of the Arts
(UK)

* Introduction to Norwich University of the Arts and Guidance on Preparation of the Art Portfolio.

Students who wish to pursue an art degree are strongly encouraged to attend this session. You may wish to bring along your artwork/portfolio to seek personal guidance.
Ms Georgina Redbames,
International Officer, Admissions Team
Admissions; Art Portfolio Preparation
22 Sep
(Fri)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
Singapore University of Social Sciences
(SG)

* Keynote Speakers Series on Higher Education Tertiary Opportunities in Singapore and Preparing for Admissions.

Students who wish to pursue their studies in Singapore are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ms Toh Suiying,
Head of Marketing & Admissions
Admissions; evolving higher education landscape in Singapore
26 Sep
(Tue)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
Purdue University
(US)

* Admissions to Purdue and a sharing session on Pursuing Higher Education in the US and what Admissions Officers look out for in your Application Essay.

Students who wish to pursue their studies in the US are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Mr Quentin Law Phu,
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, International Admissions and Recruitment Team
Admissions; Pursuing higher education in the US; Application Essay
27 Sep
(Wed)
10:00-10:30
(recess)

Library Discussion Room
 
University of Exeter
(UK)

* Biosciences seminar: Evolution in Action and Biosciences at Exeter.

Students with an interest in Biosciences are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Professor Stuart Bearhop,
Professor of Animal Ecology
Admissions; Accountancy; Business Management; Law; Economics; Social Science; Pursuing higher education in Singapore 
28 Sep
(Thu)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
SMU Singapore Management University
(SG)

* Keynote Speakers Series on Choosing the Right University and Admissions to SMU.

This is an exciting time, when you are standing on the threshold of a new chapter in your life – choosing the right university. Discover if Singapore Management University in Singapore would be the best fit for you.

Students who wish to pursue their studies at SMU are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ms Jady Koh,
Senior Manager, Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance
Admissions; Accountancy; Business Management; Law; Economics; Social Science; Pursuing higher education in Singapore
29 Sep
(Fri)
12:45-13:30
(lunchtime)

Library Discussion Room
University of London
International Foundation Programme (IFP) in Hong Kong

* Alternative pathway after IBDP to enter dream UK and other global universities.

Students who wish to learn more about alternative pathways after IBDP, or wish to build foundation in business and social sciences prior to entering their dream universities in the UK and other parts of the world are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Ms Jennifer Ma,
Founder and Director of ARCH Education
Alternative pathways after IBDP to enter dream universities

 C. University Talks at External Venues

Date & Time University Venue Registration
31 Aug
(Thu)
17:30-20:30
Study and Career Options in Computer Science

Interested in programming, coding, or Computer Science in general?  Academics from Abertay University, Robert Gordon University, Goldsmiths, University of London, Cardiff University and industry professionals will discuss career options and share their experiences in careers and qualifications in Computer Science.
3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
Please visit this page for more information and register here.
2 Sep
(Sat)
12:30-17:00
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

Information session on studying Law at KCL by academics, professional services staff and students from King’s.
Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Register via this link.
2 Sep
(Sat)
15:00-17:00
Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities Joint Information Session

A joint information session about admissions to these universities.
Diocesan Boys' School, 131 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong Registration is compulsory.

Please register via this link.
2 Sep
(Sat)
15:00-17:00
Durham University UCAS Personal Statement Workshop

Dr Colin Crowder, the Director of Liberal Arts and Deputy Head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Durham University, will talk about the winning factors in a UCAS personal statement from an admission selector's point of view. He will also discuss helpful examples, and provide you with analysis and concrete advice to help you write an effective personal statement.
The Collab, 24/F, OfficePlus @ Wanchai, 303 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Registration fee: HK$120 per person.

Register via this link.
7 Sep
(Thu)
16:30-18:30
University of California, Berkeley, Dartmouth College, and University of Virginia Joint Information Session

Learn about academics, student life, and financial aid opportunities at each university, followed by a question-and-answer session. There will be time to meet university representatives at the end of the session.
Diocesan Boys School, 131 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon Register via this link.
7 Sep
(Thu)
17:30-19:00
Applying for Medicine in the U.K. by Hong Kong Medical Society of the United Kingdom (HKMSUK)

Learn about the process of applying for undergraduate medicine in the UK, including information about medical schools, the UCAS personal statement, tests such as the UKCAT/BMAT, interviews and more. HKMSUK members will share their own experiences in applying to the UK universities from HK and now studying medicine in the UK.
King George V School, 2 Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong Register via this link.
14 Sep
(Thu)
18:00-19:30
University of Southern California

Information session on admissions to USC.
Island Shangri-La Hotel, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong Please visit this link for registration and more information
21 Sep
(Thu)
19:00-21:00
Ivy Fair

The Ivy Fair is a college fair jointly run by the alumni clubs of the Ivy League colleges plus MIT and Stanford.  High School students interested in learning about these colleges can speak with alumni of these colleges, many of whom are familiar with the application process.
St Paul’s College, 69 Bonham Road Registration is compulsory.

Please register via this 
link.
23 Sep
(Sat)
09:30-12:00
Singapore University of Social Sciences Programme Information Session

Presentation by admission officers from Stanford University, Bard College, Bennington College, Bowdoin College, University of California Berkeley, and Williams College on the unique characteristics of each institution, and admission and financial aid processes; a college fair will follow.
Hibiscus Room, Hotel Jen Hong Kong. 508 Queen’s Road West, Western District, Hong Kong Register via this link.
23 Sep
(Sat)
13:00-15:30
U.S. Colleges and Universities Public Information Session and College Fair

Information session on the evolving landscape of higher education in Singapore and SUSS’s education philosophy, entry requirements, the interview process and what SUSS looks for in its applicant.
Victoria Shanghai Academy
19 Shum Wan Rd
Aberdeen
Hong Kong
Registration is compulsory. 

Please register via this 
link.
23 Sep
(Sat)
18:00-19:30
University of Exeter

Dr Sarah Hodge, Senior Lecturer in Zoology, will be hosting a masterclass on “Our Changing Climate” for students studying Biology, Geography or Environmental Science at a Higher Level.
Unit 1202, 12/F, Cheung Lee Commercial Building,25 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK Register via this link.
26 Sep
(Tue)
19:00-20:30
Panel presentation on U.S. women's colleges

HK alumnae from five women's colleges - Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley - will share their experiences about their colleges, and discuss the unique learning opportunities and environment at women's colleges.
CDNIS 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Wong Chuk Hang Register via thislink.
28 Sep
(Thu)
18:00-20:00
New York University, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis Joint Information Session

The session will include information on academic and student life opportunities at each university, as well as insights into the admissions and financial aid processes conducted by Admissions Teams from these universities.
Island School
20 Borrett Rd
Mid-levels,
Hong Kong

Registration is compulsory.

Please register via this 
link.
29 Sep
(Fri)
19:00-21:00
University of Southern California

Information session on admissions to USC.
Island Shangri-La Hotel, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong Please visit this link for registration and more information

 

D. Information Days at Local Universities

Date & Time University For Further information

23 Sep (Sat)
09:00 – 18:00

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

http://infoday.ust.hk/index_en.php
(Website will be updated soon)

30 Sep (Sat)
09:30 – 18:00

Hong Kong Polytechnic University http://www.polyu.edu.hk/as/infoday/

7 Oct (Sat)
09:30 – 17:00

Baptist University http://ar.hkbu.edu.hk/upload/as/infoday/2017/

14 Oct (Sat)
09:30 – 17:30

City University of Hong Kong http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/infoday/2017/Home/Index

21 Oct (Sat)
08:30 – 18:00

Chinese University of Hong Kong http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/oday/

4 Nov (Sat)
09:00 – 18:00

The University of Hong Kong

http://www.infoday.hku.hk/

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