Education news: British Council's UK Summer School Competition 2014 open for entries
Applications for the British Council's UK Summer School Competition 2014 are open until May 19. Students are required to submit an essay in English of not more than 800 words explaining who or what from Britain inspires them the most and why? The best five entries will be offered a summer school place from June to August. The winners will be sponsored with flights, accommodation and tuition fees. Participating universities include Aberystwyth University, University of Leeds, SOAS, University of London and University of Stirling. Entries can be sent to competition @britishcouncil.org.hk. Visit educationuk.org/hongkong for more information.
IELTS mock exams
The British Council is offering a full IELTS (International English Language Testing System) mock exam that covers listening, academic reading, academic writing and speaking. They are also offering one-to-one feedback. Call 2913 5100 or visit britishcouncil.hk/English There will also be a free "Success in IELTS" information seminar on 28 April with experts explaining the procedures for taking the test and how results will help them apply to universities at home and abroad. IELTS preparation course teachers will also share exam preparation tips and hints. Places are on a first come, first served basis. Register at britishcouncil.hk/en/events/success-ielts-information-seminar
To promote the concept of barrier-free access for people with disabilities, parents with strollers or the elderly, Baptist University student society Enactus adapted an app made by National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan that has information on friendly restaurants in Hong Kong. Users can download the app Google Play.
Learn how to be a critic
The Asian Art Archive is hosting teaching labs from April to June for visual arts teachers. The first workshop, scheduled for April 26, will focus on art criticism and art writing. Speakers include poet Tang Siu-wah. Visit aaa.org.hk/programmes