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Posted by Mr.K on 1st September and posted in Uncategorized

The blog has been in hibernation for sometime whilst certain changes are made. Uni Directions has just set up in Japan to assist both local students applying to overseas universities. We can also assist other applicants from outside of Japan apply for universities around the world.

Please contact us for further information.

nk – at – unidirections.com

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Preparation for UK-Bound Students

Posted by Mr.K on 21st June and posted in UK Universities

Workshop: Preparation for UK-Bound Students

If you are preparing to further your studies in the UK, the British Council has a course which will help you get ready for the challenges of university in a new country.

The 4-day preparation for UK-bound students workshop will develop your skills and confidence in the following areas:

• Understanding UK academic culture
• Listening, speaking, and writing in an English Language academic context
• Adapting to life in the UK
To view futher details of this workshop, click here.
Alternatively, email penang.education@britishcouncil.org.my

British Council’s Pre-departure briefings

Studying in the UK can be an eye-opening and exciting adventure. Find out all you need to prepare for a successful UK education.

The pre-departure briefing will cover aspects on student visa, banking, arrivals and transportation, studying and living in the UK. Where possible, UK alumni will be on hand to share their UK experiences.

Our briefings should be attended by offer-holders heading to the UK this September/October. Please click here to pre-book your seat(s). Event details are found on the registration form.

There’s a MYR50 cover charge per person.

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Useful student blogs and workshops

Posted by Mr.K on 1st June and posted in Australian Universities, UK Universities, US Colleges

A useful blog and workshop for those students thinking of applying for the US. Many of our ex-Uplanders are helping out this year.

http://www.usapps.org/the-2012-workshop/penang-half-day-workshop/
https://www.facebook.com/USAPPS

Download the flyer: USAPPS 2012 bw BG

Check out student blogs at various universities in Australia, UK, USA, etc. Get a feel for the university and location plus ask questions.

http://www.i-studentlife.com/

 

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Lunchtime workshops

Posted by Mr.K on 16th May and posted in Personal Statement, US College Essay

For Year 12’s we will be conducting two university workshops as follows:

22 May: The US College Essay

29 May: Writing your Personal Statement (UK)

Both workshops will be in C103 starting at 12.35. Students can bring their lunch if they want.

UK course and university finder / Yale & Westminster visits / U.Sydney applicants

Posted by Mr.K on 16th May and posted in Australian Universities, IB Qualifications, SAT's, Scholarships and awards, Singapore Universities, Small colleges, UK Universities, University of Sydney, US Colleges, Visits and fairs

For those intending to study in the UK this is a very useful search tool I’ve found – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/university-course-finder/ It will help prioritise certain aspects that are important such employability, student/staff ratios and student satsifaction. There is also lots of other useful material including articles and league tables.

There was a mistake in last Friday’s newsletter. The visit on Friday evening 25th May is from both Yale University AND Yale/NUS. More details here – http://unidirections.com/uniblog/yale-university-visit-to-penang/

Those interested in Cold War history will remember the famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech made by Winston Churchill. The place where he made that speech, Westminster College, is coming to visit us on Friday 25th May at lunchtime in C103. The good news is that Westminster, based in Missouri, requires no SAT’s or TOEFL, accepts students based on IB scores and offers some scholarships. See http://www.westminster-mo.edu/ for more details and/or come along to the presentation.

Effective immediately, all International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants seeking admission to the University of Sydney may apply either directly to the International Office or through the NSW University Admissions Centre (UAC) – see link at right.  Previously, IB applicants could only apply through UAC.

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