14 Jan 2019

ESF Higher Education Fair

KGV School – Monday, 18th February, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dear Year 12 Students, Parents and Guardians,

Introduction to the Fair:

We are writing to inform you about a major opportunity for you and your family to meet and interact with university representatives at the ESF Higher Education Fair. This event has been designed to maximise the ability of students and parents to gain information about a great variety of schools at one location. The format of the afternoon will be similar to that of other major HE Fairs and thus, approximately 170 universities will be attending.

Students will be given a hardcopy of the fair brochure nearer the time of the event with a full list of the institutions and an information pamphlet that also includes some suggested questions which can be used to support their preparation and research prior to arriving at the Fair. This pamphlet should be reviewed by your family to examine the list of schools and also work through the preparation questions together. There will be schools from many of our most popular destinations of the UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia as well as others from Europe and Asia, and some business and hotel specialist schools.

Logistics regarding the Fair:

Students will travel by bus directly to KGV School at 1.10 p.m. and will also be brought back to Sha Tin MTR Station after the Fair is finished (leaving shortly after 4.00 p.m.). We ask that you sign the permission slip below and contribute $50 towards the cost of travel. Students will miss lessons 4 and 5 on that day.

Additionally, please note that there is no guest parking space at KGV School, so parents who would like to attend should park nearby and take a taxi to the school. Details of how to get to KGV School can be found on their homepage (www.kgv.edu.hk).

Please also note that we have several HE meetings related to applying to various countries throughout Years 12 and 13, which we hope are helpful in supporting students’ research and decision making.  Additionally, we have many university related guests visiting to explain about higher education in their countries and their universities in more detail. These are announced through posters, emails and through tutor time. Please ask your daughter/son about these meetings if you want further details, and also please feel free to email our office if you have further questions or concerns related to these meetings which your son/daughter is unable to answer.

As always, please feel free to contact the HE Office either in person (students during break times), by email (see below) or by phoning the department if have any questions or concerns regarding your daughter’s/son’s decisions regarding her/his future. Please also make a note in your diary/calendar regarding our next major HE event for Year 12 families, which is our Higher Education Information Evening on Thursday 7th March, as published in the diary. A future letter with more details about this event will be forthcoming later in February.

Please do contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.

Kind regards,


David Stott                                                                         Gigi Lam

Head of Careers and Higher Education                  Higher Education Counsellor

(dzs@shatincollege.edu.hk)                                       (gigi.lam@shatincollege.edu.hk)



ESF Higher Education Fair Permission Slip