NEWS FROM THE HEO

HIGHER EDUCATION OFFICE UPDATES - 23 AUGUST 2013

Dear Students and Parents,


Welcome back to a new academic year!


Great news!


We are very excited to be back and working with our first cohort of year 13 students who are finalizing their essays and preparing their university applications. We are very proud to inform you that two of our students have already received university offers - one from Raffles in Hong Kong and one from the California State University, Fresno!

YEAR 12'S

It is an important time for Year 12 students this term as they start to actively research university options. Universities are already visiting DC and it is important that students attend as many sessions as they can. Parents are also welcome to attend these sessions – please see the schedule of university visits below:

UNIVERSITY VISITS

AUGUST 2013

WEDNESDAY 21st

University of Nottingham, UK

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

WEDNESDAY 21st

University of Nottingham, UK,

Dr Isobel O’Neil, will be holding a talk about “Studying Business in the UK”

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Venue: Scope Lecture Room UT, 8/F

United Centre, Admiralty

MONDAY 26th

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: Diploma Foyer, 4/f, DC

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SEPTEMBER 2013

MONDAY 2ND

University of California, Davis, USA

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

WEDNESDAY 3RD & THURSDAY 4TH

King’s College London

Please register online!

Venue: British Council

Time: 7-8:30 pm

WEDNESDAY 4TH

SSTH-Schule fur Touristik und Hotellerie AG, Switzerland

Venue: Diploma Center, DC

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

FRIDAY 6TH

Mastering the SAT Seminar at the KAPLAN (Language & Test Prep Training Center)

Please register online (free of charge)!

Venue: Kaplan Admiralty Campus, 6/F, CITIC Tower, (Admiralty MTR, Exit D)

Time: 7:30-8:30pm

MONDAY 9TH

Durham University, UK

UCAS

Time: 1:30-4pm

Venue: Theatre

TUESDAY 10TH

University of Aberdeen, UK

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: HEO Resource Room, 4/f, DC

FRIDAY 13TH

UCL-University College London, UK

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

SATURDAY 14TH

SAT Mock Exam at the KAPLAN (Language & Test Prep Training Center)

Please register online (free of charge)!

Venue: Kaplan Admiralty Campus, 6/F, CITIC Tower, (Admiralty MTR, Exit D)

Time: 7:30-8:30pm

TUESDAY 17th

University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Andrew Murray, will be holding a presentation about on applying to Cambridge

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Venue: Leo Lee Arts Centre, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen (CDNIS Campus)

WEDNESDAY 18TH

SOAS-The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

MONDAY 23rd

UBC-The University of British Columbia, CANADA

Time: 3:15-4:00pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Ms Elisabeth O’Connell, Associate Dean for International Admissions – Introduction to Pennsylvania

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Venue: Island School, Main Hall, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels

TUESDAY 24TH

Waseda University, JAPAN College of Wooster, USA

Time: Recess 10:25-10:45am Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

THURSDAY 26TH

LINDEN GROUP – 28 USA Universities

For further information on the universities participating, kindly contact the HEO

Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: Diploma Center, DC

THURSDAY 26TH

ESF Applied Learning Fair - Colleges & Further Education, UK

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Venue: West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pokfulam

FRIDAY 27TH

California College of the Arts (CCA), USA Furman University, USA

Time: 1:30-2:20pm Time: 1:30-2:20pm

Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC Venue: DP Foyer, 4/f, DC

(For YEAR 13 – BLOCK 5 in Room 5210)


PSAT/NMSQT - 19 OCTOBER 2013

As you know, the PSAT is scheduled to take place at DC on Saturday 19 October. We are now at full capacity so we will no longer be able to take any further bookings.

SAT

The Edge will be running an SAT preparation course at DC starting from Monday 2 September. Please register for this course through ESF Educational Services either online ESF or on telephone number 2711 1280.

Days/Time: Mon/Wed/Fri 3:45pm-6:15pm in Room 3101 at DC

Dates (Term 1)

Lesson 1 - 2 Sep (Mon)

Lesson 2 - 4 Sep (Wed)

Lesson 3 - 6 Sep (Fri)

Lesson 4 - 9 Sep (Mon)

Lesson 5 - 11 Sep (Wed)

Lesson 6 - 13 Sep (Fri)

Lesson 7 - 16 Sep (Mon)

Lesson 8 - 18 Sep (Wed)

Lesson 9 - 23 Sep (Mon)

Lesson 10 - 25 Sep (Wed)

Lesson 11 - 27 Sep (Fri)

Lesson 12 - 30 Sep (Mon)

Mock Tests at the Edge Center
31 Aug (Sat)
14 Sep (Sat)
28 Sep (Sat)
Please do email me at susie.blomfield@discovery.edu.hk if you have any queries and I look forward to seeing you soon!


SAT Preparation Courses

Remember, DC students will receive a 10% discount on SAT courses offered by:

The Edge http://www.theedge.com.hk/courses
NTK http://ntk.edu.hk
Kaplan http://www.kaplan.com.hk

Useful Resources

UK – UCAS – www.ucas.com

US – College Board – www.collegeboard.org

Petersons College Search - www.petersons.com/college-search

Common Application - https://www.commonapp.org

US News – www.usnews.com

Canada – www.aucc.ca

Australia – www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au