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Studying in the UK

Exciting Exeter

This week we’re continuing with our series of columns that looks at life for Hong Kong students at popular and prestigious overseas institutions. The University of Exeter was founded in 1855 and currently ...


Shipping out to Bristol

Here at Smart Lessons, we understand that it’s often difficult for Hong Kong students to get to open days if they plan on studying overseas. That’s why we’re beginning a series that looks at the lives of Hong Kong students at prestigious international ...


UK unis want more men to pursue degrees

Universities in the UK are doing all they can to bridge the gender gap, only this time it’s boys they’re targeting instead of girls. According to UCAS, in 2014 young women were 30% more likely to apply than ...


UK life for international students

Recent changes to immigration policy has made life tougher than ever for foreign students in the UK. Home Secretary Theresa May has unleashed plans that aim to create sustainable funding ...


Changes to the A Level

This week we’ll be sharing some vital information for anyone taking, or thinking about taking, A Levels in Hong Kong. The UK government recently announced that from September 2015, all teaching...


Catching up with the legal eagle

A year ago we met with Alex Chan, who was then preparing to begin his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at University College London. We decided to catch up with this coffee-loving aspiring photographer to see how he was settling in...


Spare a little thought

A new year, and a new group of young people begin making their way through the UCAS minefield, so this week we look at some good advice for those wanting to attend university in the UK...


Could you get into Oxbridge?

In an attempt to make the admissions process more transparent, both Oxford and Cambridge have made sample interview questions available on the internet in recent years...


The UK's most competitive universities

For those of you thinking of attending university in the UK, this week we look at the most competitive universities in Britain based on the average number of UCAS points required...


Best UK choices for employment

New data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveals the new top 12 universities for getting a job, or enrolling in further education, in the UK. Yet findings are not what you might expect.
Such data is significant as many of the schools...


Counting pennies

This week we will look at how to minimize costs in Britain's biggest university towns. Hopefully those of you heading to the UK for university held numerous offers and one of the factors that might help you choose between them is the...


Top subject for employment

Choosing which subject you want to study at university can be as difficult as selecting where you want to go in the first place.
Sure, you can pick what you love and what you're good at, but this week we aim to help by listing some of the top subjects...


Choosing your UCAS offer

It is the time of year when anyone applying for university in the UK needs to think seriously about which offers to accept.
Hopefully you've been lucky and received an offer from all of your choices, so you can enjoy the pick of the bunch...


Pros and cons of getting on board

This week we consider the benefits and drawbacks of starting your education in the UK at a much younger age, at a primary or secondary level.
The UK has a range of fee-paying schools on offer...


What agents seldom tell you

There are many companies in Hong Kong offering consultancy services for clients interested in studying at UK universities.
What many people don't realize is that some of these companies are not merely consultancies, but semi-official agents...


Paradigm shift

New international students in the UK will face many challenges in adjusting to their new lives. These will range from practical issues such as learning how to manage finances, transportation and accommodation, to more general linguistic and cultural problems...


Academic culture shock

It's that time of year when many Hong Kong students are preparing to travel to a new country to start their university education.
In addition to the culture shock, international students...

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