Britannia-StudyLink & Service ▼| School Ranking ▼|  Contact Us
Britannia StudyLink

Hong Kong Brand Development Council & British Council recognised awards winning UK school placement Company. Annual partner of South China Morning Post and SingTao News Group in providing Hong Kong's largest UK school recruitment events. Britannia help over 1000 students to study in the UK in the past four years.

For Customers

If you have any questions, send us an email via this link, and we will reply within 24 hours.

Call Us
3184 0362
Advance Search
School Type
Age Group
Location
Gender
School Name
Fee (per year)
Course Offering
Religion
More...
Residential Type
UKiset
| EN
Tuesday 19-Apr-2016
【The Standard:Study in the UK】Winds of change

ONE'S FIRST ASSOCIATION with Loughborough University might be high-level competitive sports.

 

But Charlotte Davison, an international officer at the university, says Hong Kong students can find their feet at Loughborough - and not necessarily on the playing fields.

 

Figures from the British Council show that fewer Hong Kong students are going to the UK to study.

 

Last year, there was a 4 percent decrease in Tier Four visa issuances for Hong Kong students, with a 4-5 percent decline expected this year.

 

This trend is expected to continue until 2020 owing to smaller cohorts of HKDSE students.

 

Davison describes this trend as a huge "challenge" for universities, which are bound by targets to increase the number of students.

 

Despite the fact that universities are competing for fewer Hong Kong students, Davison confirms that demand for Loughborough's courses has remained consistent among Hong Kong students.

 

Loughborough's appeal may be due to its high-quality provision of subjects that are traditionally less popular but have struck a chord with Hong Kong students who are becoming more savvy subject-wise. Plenty of inquiries for engineering courses reach Loughborough and it appears that Hong Kong students are beginning to focus on undertaking "courses with jobs at the end of them," Davison says.

 

Overall, around 60 students from Hong Kong take up courses at Loughborough each year, the majority starting undergraduate programs. There was a strong demand for civil engineering last year, with art courses, social sciences, international relations and business-related subjects also prominent among Hong Kong's cohort.

 

What we have is a new generation of independent students who deserve to create their own destinies. Indeed, the most pleasing point to surface from my interview with Davison is the notion that Hong Kong students are beginning to think for themselves with regard to subject choices rather than bowing to their parents' demands.

 

Davison tells a story about a HKDSE student who started a personal statement explaining how he had no idea who he was two years before and that his parents had urged him to study medicine. But he went against their wishes to enroll in an international business course - his deepest passion.

 

The moral of this story? Let us get behind our students and give them space to breathe and explore what they want to do.

 

Samuel Chan is a director at Britannia StudyLink

Original Article: 
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=168399&story_id=46502001&d_str=20160419&fc=14&sid=16

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ukchitchat

Free Subscription
Subscribe
We will provide you with the latest information about seminars and expert analysis via email. We will also conduct survey occasionally to enhance our quality of service. If you would like to receive information of UK education, please leave your email address and click “subscribe” to confirm your subscription. You may cancel your subscription anytime via email.

For more information on our privacy policy, please click here.
#Hot Topic
1 Boarding Know-It-All 2 UK Universities/ UK Higher Education
3 UK Chitchat 4 Helpful tips when study abroad
5 UK Study Tour 6 UK School Guide
7 Benefits of Study Abroad 8 How to maintain a good relationship with your child
9 UK Schools Comparisons 10 Experts Advice on Studying Abroad
Education Experts

Samuel Chan, the winner of Alumni Awards 2017, is the founder of Britannia. He had studied in the UK since the age of 9 for 15 years and achieved his master degree in International Political Economy at University of Warwick. Now he shares his experiences and professional advice in education columns in Hong Kong’s major newspapers.

...

Mabel Chan is the Principal Consultant of Britannia. Having studied in both the UK and the US, she is an expert in school matching for overseas education. She writes education columns for Sing Tao Daily and The Standard, and answers questions arising from parents and students patiently.

...

MB Cheung, our senior consultant, has been writing education columns for major local newspapers for more than 25 years. With his experience and unique insights, he shares a variety of tips and advice on overseas education for the readers (and DSE students)

...
#School Analysis
Sorry. The content is temporarily only available in Chinese. Please contact our consultants if you need any assistance. Thank you.
Sorry. The content is temporarily only available in Chinese. Please contact our consultants if you need any assistance. Thank you.
Sorry. The content is temporarily only available in Chinese. Please contact our consultants if you need any assistance. Thank you.
Education Channel
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 港、英女校大比拼
星級同學會 Bromsgrove 學生 Marcus
A-Level、IB 和 Pre-U 有何分別?
英語教室之英國最難讀校名 你識幾多?
Index

@2017 Britannia Study Link All Rights Reserved

Career Advertise
Website Feedback Help