University Talks

University Talks

The CANA Elite University Talks series consists of sample lectures, workshops and admission seminars delivered by academics and admission officers from top UK universities, including UCL, Durham University, Cardiff University and more. The events cover disciplines and topics ranging from Law, to Medicine and Business, to UCAS personal statements. We bring the genuine UK university education experience to Hong Kong, allowing more students to understand what to expect - and what is expected from them - in university education.

Each event will be held individually by one speaker from one university. A 'mixer' follows each event, allowing you time to talk to speakers on a more personal level, in a casual and vibrant setting. 

NEW EVENT: Durham University Personal Statement Workshop| 3rd September 2018

This event is perfect for all students who require a personal statement for their university application.

Delivered by Dr Colin Crowder, the Deputy Head of the Faculty of Arts of Humanities & Director of Combined Honours in Arts at Durham University, the event covers the following:

  • What admission selectors are looking for
  • The do's and don'ts when writing your personal statement
  • A sample analysis of a personal statement
About the speaker:
Dr Colin Crowder | Deputy Head of the Faculty of Arts of Humanities & Director of Combined Honours in Arts
  • Dr Crowder supports the work of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the other Deputy Heads of Faculty. He works closely with the Deputy Head of Faculty (Undergraduate) on matters relating to undergraduates, and the Faculty’s undergraduate programmes, and has a particular responsibility for undergraduate recruitment and admissions.

Time and date: 7 - 8:30 pm, 3rd September 2018

Venue: British Council, 3 Supreme Ct Rd, Admiralty

Fee: $180 per person

*Don't miss out! This event is limited to 90 seats.

You may also be interested in:
UK University Admission Consultation
Other UK Entry Tests

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