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 (2017/2018). 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. UC SEMINARS

          We are pleased to share with you that we will begin our UC Seminars this month. UC Seminars, conducted by the UC Team, were started in AY17/18to strengthen our students’ and parents’ understanding of applications and admissions matters on higher education programmes. We were heartened by your overwhelming support for these seminars in the last academic year and are happy to share with you that more topics will be covered this year. We welcome all parents and students to join us at these seminars.

S/N

Date / Time

UC Seminar

Venue

1

9 Oct (Tue)

12:45 – 13:30(lunchtime)

Standardised Testing – ACT vs. SAT

This seminar is open to all students and parents. Key topics include: differences between ACT and SAT, how scores are used by admissions teams, when is the recommended time to take, etc.Please register via thislink.

4/F Library Discussion Room

2

22 Oct (Mon)

16:00 – 18:00

Information Session for Parents of DP1 Students on Preparing for Applications to HE Institutions

This seminar is for parents of DP1 students only. Key topics include:- Roles and responsibilities of parents and students in the applications process- Overview of university systems around the world and application requirements: UK, US, Canada, HK, SG, Australia, EU- UC calendar and deadlines- SISHK Internship ProgrammeA separate email will be sent to all parents of DP1 students. A guide book will be issued at the session.

6/F Seminar Room

 

B. UNIVERSITY TALKS AT SISHK

         The pace of talks is gradually slowing down as we prepare for university applications for our DP2 students.  Information on October’s talks is available in the table appended, with hyperlinks to the institutions’ websites provided for your ease of further research. UC Team will keep you updated if there are more talks in October.

         All parents and students are welcome to attend the talks. If you would like to attend the talks, please register via thislink  prior to the talk. Do register for the talk(s) so that we can keep you updated of changes to venue/schedule, if any, and to provide this information to the higher education representatives so that they can prepare materials for all attendees.

         Do note that such talks maynotbe held yearly. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these talks to have a higher level of understanding and awareness of the programmes and universities. Sandwiches and light snacks are allowedat the venue.

S/N

Date / Time

University / Lecture / Seminar

Venue

Speaker(s)

1

5 Oct (Fri)

12:45 – 13:30

(lunchtime)

McMaster University (Canada)

Sharing session on academic offerings and university life at McMaster University, and pursuing higher education in Canada.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Mr. Jerry Jian, International Liaison Officer

2

8 Oct (Mon) 

12:45 – 13:30

(lunchtime)

University of Michigan (US)

Sharing session by U-M Alumni Association in Hong Kong (UMAAHK) who works directly with U-M’s Admissions Office on student recruitment, on university life and admissons to University of Michigan, as well as applications to a highly selective university.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Mr. Jonathan Wu, President of UMAAHK, andMr. Donald Chan, U-M alumnus(Special thanks to Mr. Chan, our SISHK parent for linking us up with UMAAHK!)

3

11 Oct (Thu) 

15:15 – 16:15

(after school)

University College London – Faculty of Brain Sciences  (UK)

TasterPsychology lecture.Students who wish to pursue Psychology and Linguistics are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Dr. Julie Evans, Faculty Tutor

4

15 Oct (Mon)

10:00 – 10:30

(recess)

University of Sydney(Australia)

Admissions and application to University of Sydney, as well as pursuing higher education in Australia.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Mr. Alex Yu,Global Student Recruitment & Mobility

5

16 Oct (Tue)

12:45 – 13:30

(lunchtime)

Australian National University (Australia)

Admissions and application to ANU, as well as pursuing higher education in Australia.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Mr. Luke Li, Regional Manager, International Student Recruitment

6

18 Oct (Thu)

10:00 – 10:30

(recess)

Rutgers University and Indiana University Bloomington (US)

Updates, programmes, university life, and admissions to Rutgers and Indiana University, as well as pursuing higher education in the US.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Ms. Stephanie Acuna, Rutgers Admissions Coordinator andMs. Maria Santa, Assistant Director, International Admissions

7

18 Oct (Thu)

12:45 – 13:30

(lunchtime)

Marist College, Baylor University and University of La Verne (US)

Joint Information Session on programmes, student life and admissions to Marist, Baylor and La Verne, as well as pursuing higher education in the US.Admissions officers will highlight the key differences between research universities and liberal arts colleges for business and pre-medicine undergraduate programmes.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Mr. Alex Tom, Associate Director of International Admission, Marist College,Mrs. Jennifer Oh, International Admission Counselor, Baylor University,Dr. Adam Wu, Director of International Admission, University of LaVerne.

8

22 Oct (Mon)

10:00 – 10:30

(recess)

University of Manchester – Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health (UK)

Taster lesson on Animal Movement and the Brain(topic TBC).Brief information session on courses offered by the faculty, which includes Biology, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Psychology, Optometry, Nursing, Audiology, and Speech and Hearing.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Prof. Cathy McCrohan, Professor of Comparative Neurobiology, andMs. Moyin Kwok, Senior International Recruitment and Development Officer.

9

23 Oct (Tue)

10:00 – 10:30

(recess)

University of St. Andrews (UK)

Studying at and admissions to St. Andrews, as well as tips on writing the personal statement.

4/F Library Discussion Room

Mr Ivar Møller,Assistant Director of Admissions