Education news: Send a postcard, spend a year

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 October, 2013, 10:10am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 October, 2013, 11:28am

Send a postcard, spend a year

The Australian government has launched an online postcard design competition, Win your Future Unlimited. The winner will have one year of study, taking place next year, in Australia paid for. The prize includes flights, tuition, accommodation, a stipend, and an internship. Those interested should visit and create a digital postcard about how an Australian education could help with their future careers. Applications are accepted until November 18. Before the winner is announced on December 17, seven finalists will be flown to Australia for a two-week study tour during which they will meet with representatives of tertiary institutions from coast to coast. Managed by the Australian Trade Commission, the competition is open to international students aged 18 and no older than 30 across the world, including those in Hong Kong and Macau.

Leung's works discussed

Works by the late Hong Kong writer Leung Ping-kwan will be discussed at Literature in Circulation, the 10th East Asian Conference on Modern Literature in Chinese to be held on October 25 and October 26 at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Recent findings on Chinese and Hong Kong literature from Asian perspectives will also be featured, and scholars from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia will present papers. The annual conference is hosted and organised by the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies and the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture at HKIEd, and is co-organised by Lingnan University's Centre for Humanities Research.

An excellence adventure

Fifteen scholars from 10 British universities will spend a year studying at a Hong Kong university next year after winning Scholarships for Excellence administered by the British Council Hong Kong. Each was awarded £3,000 (HK$37,200). The popular scholarship has benefited more than 100 students since 2006. It is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and supported by A Better Tomorrow, Hong Kong. It provides British students who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic excellence and the potential to offer a substantial contribution towards the well-being of the international community, the opportunity to spend either a semester or a full year at a Hong Kong university as part of their degrees. The scholars come from institutions including Imperial College London, Lancaster University, University of Sheffield, University of Warwick, University of Bristol, University of Southampton, University of Leeds, and University of London, Royal Holloway.