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UK Legal Examinations - What You Need to Know

Those students hoping to study or practice law overseas need to know about planned changes to qualifying examinations for solicitors in the UK. These changes are designed to broaden access to the profession ...


Could you get into Harvard Business School

Frequently citied as the best business school in the world, Harvard Business School has a notoriously difficult admissions process. Of the almost 10,000 hopefuls who applied to be part of the class ...


Doctor, doctor, what can I do?

This week we look at medical school, career options and what to do if you think you've made a mistake in following in Hippocrates' footsteps. The number of years it takes to become a doctor varies depending on specialty and location ...


But is it really worth it?

James Altucher, the American hedge fund manager, best-selling author and entrepreneur, argues via Business Insider that college is a waste of both time and money ...


Hooray for the arts and humanities!

When it comes to choosing a degree, the arts and humanities are famously underrepresented among Hong Kong's students.
Many parents, worried that their children might struggle to find a job, are disinclined to support them ...


The college majors with the highest starting salaries

If you have picked your college major based on starting salary alone then you may be in trouble, but you may not be alone. It would be partially delusional to believe that earning potential ...


Is getting a PhD worth it

We aren’t being genuinely provocative by asking such a question. Articles bemoaning the state of the current job market are depressingly frequent occurrences. With extensive recent cuts across ...


The internship

Internships can be a fantastic way to gain the kind of experience that gives you the edge on both university and job applications. However, they can also be a minefield in which inexperienced ...


Silver tongued success

Students in Hong Kong have some incredible educational advantages. This city is host to some excellent public and private schools, on average local students complete more homework ...


The right side of the law?

If you want to be a lawyer, surely the most sensible thing to do would be to sign up for an undergraduate law degree right? Well, not necessarily. If you want to be a solicitor or a barrister, there are several potential routes you could take, all of which include both ...


Getting down to business

Business and management studies courses are amongst the most oversubscribed at any university, so distinguishing yourself is important. If you think you could be the next Donald Trump or Richard Branson...


Essays for engineering

As engineering is one of the most popular university courses with Hong Kong students, this week we'll be looking at how to write personal statements and admissions essays aimed specifically at this course...


The graduate lawyer

So you've completed your undergraduate degree but for some reason you've changed your mind, you'd rather be a lawyer. Fortunately, there's another, equally prestigious, route to your goal...


No room for trail and error

Following last week's comments on how to write a personal statement for law school, this week we will be looking at the next stage: the law school interview.
Just keep in mind that whether or not you have been called...


Law is mind without reason

So why do you want to be a lawyer? It's a simple enough question, but you'd be surprised how many candidates applying for law school struggle to answer it. You might have the best marks possible, and enviable work experience...

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