the facts The 490-plus exhibitors taking part in the Education & Careers Expo include schools, businesses, professional associations, government departments, semi-government organisations and student counselling services. Here are some facts about a few of the exhibitors. Polytechnic University's College of Professional and Continuing Education is made up of three units: Hong Kong Community College (HKCC), School of Professional Education and Executive Development (Speed) and Hong Kong CyberU. Each offers full and part-time programmes leading to awards. The HKCC offers associate degree programmes in hospitality management and design; Speed offers top-up Bachelor of Arts programmes in subjects including Applied and Media Arts and Travel Industry Management. The Chinese University of Hong Kong's English department believes that a 21st-century education should include a bilingual and bicultural dimension, and with that aim in mind, trains undergraduate students to be proficient and culturally literate in the global lingua franca. Undergraduates study both literature and linguistics, while postgraduate students specialise in either applied linguistics or literary studies. The Global Education Network offers computer-based multimedia courses that aim to provide students with enriching learning experiences at home, in the classroom, or wherever they are in the world. Many of the courses are designed at introductory college level, making them suitable for advanced high school students as well as college students. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the sole statutory licensing body of accountants that regulates Hong Kong's accountancy profession. Its Qualification Programme (QP) offers a direct route to becoming a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, the QP makes it possible to register as an auditor without passing the Hong Kong Practising Certificate Examinations. The Open Institute of International Education is an independent body that provides higher education in conjunction with overseas universities. Together with its partners, the institute offers programmes at sub-degree (certificate, diploma, advanced diploma) and undergraduate degree level in fields such as business administration, psychology and hospitality. The Introducing Australia Studies Centre offers professional academic advice and assistance to those interested in studying in Australia. The centre holds seminars and provides updated information on schools and universities. It can also arrange meetings with education officials and assist with school and visa applications. The AECC College of Chiropractic, an independent associate college of Bournemouth University in Britain, is a leading provider of chiropractic education, training and research. The college's Master of Chiropractic degree programme, which ends with a year's supervised clinical practice, is designed to produce fully skilled chiropractors. Pearson Language Assessments provides examinations to assess and accredit the English language skills of students whose first language is not English. Students take the London Test of English, levels four and five of which are recognised for admission to British universities and by many international companies, and there are separate tests for children.