Nicola Chan

Hong Kong

Nicola Chan

Reporter, Young Post

Nicola is a Young Post reporter. A firm believer in education and self-care, she has a strong interest in writing about teenage psychology and mental health. She’s also constantly on the hunt for stories about inspiring students and campus events. She has a master’s degree in Comparative Literature.

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HKDSE 2020: Expert advice on how to handle the Business, Accounting and Financial Studies exams

Star tutors give tips on how to manage your time and ace the exam.

7 May 2020 - 12:25PM

Star tutors give tips on how to manage your time and ace the exam.

HKDSE 2020: Expert advice on how to handle the Business, Accounting and Financial Studies exams
How to Netflix with skill: 7 wholesome movies to stream right now

Seven wholesome films to stream right now.

2 May 2020 - 11:13AM

Seven wholesome films to stream right now.

How to Netflix with skill: 7 wholesome movies to stream right now
HKDSE candidates share their thoughts and feelings before the exams

The Hong Kong protests and class suspensions due to Covid-19 have made this year especially difficult for students taking the assessments. 

23 Apr 2020 - 7:03PM

The Hong Kong protests and class suspensions due to Covid-19 have made this year especially difficult for students taking the assessments. 

HKDSE candidates share their thoughts and feelings before the exams
ELCHK Lutheran Academy students create 'Heat Heart Hoodie' to help Hong Kong's elderly

The easy-to-wear handmade garment keeps bedridden or disabled elderly warm, while enabling carers to monitor their condition.

24 Apr 2020 - 1:40PM

The easy-to-wear handmade garment keeps bedridden or disabled elderly warm, while enabling carers to monitor their condition.

ELCHK Lutheran Academy students create 'Heat Heart Hoodie' to help Hong Kong's elderly
HKDSE: Worried about that IES project? Here’s some tips on how to write a well-argued report

Choosing the right topic, asking the right questions and relying on various sources will help you to ace school-based assessment

23 Apr 2020 - 1:19PM

Choosing the right topic, asking the right questions and relying on various sources will help you to ace school-based assessment

HKDSE: Worried about that IES project? Here’s some tips on how to write a well-argued report
Hong Kong secondary students planning protest against schools using Zoom app for online teaching

Call for alternative methods of online teaching due to concerns over data security and hacking; ‘non-cooperation action’ will see students switching off webcams and adding protest slogans

20 Apr 2020 - 6:34PM

Call for alternative methods of online teaching due to concerns over data security and hacking; ‘non-cooperation action’ will see students switching off webcams and adding protest slogans

Hong Kong secondary students planning protest against schools using Zoom app for online teaching
2019 IGCSE top scorer in Global Perspectives shares his study tips
Top tips for tackling the Maths HKDSE

Don’t assume questions in section A are easier than in section B, say maths tutors.

They also recommend to review topics taught in junior secondary, like polar coordinates and estimation.

17 Apr 2020 - 2:41PM

Don’t assume questions in section A are easier than in section B, say maths tutors.

They also recommend to review topics taught in junior secondary, like polar coordinates and estimation.

Top tips for tackling the Maths HKDSE
Coronavirus: Who students miss from school during the class suspension

With online lessons in place for the last two months due to Covid-19, teens share the surprising people they miss from life before the pandemic.

15 Apr 2020 - 3:37PM

With online lessons in place for the last two months due to Covid-19, teens share the surprising people they miss from life before the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Who students miss from school during the class suspension
Coronavirus: Shanghai schools to reopen in late April

The city’s health authority has reported no new local cases of Covid-19 since March 27.

15 Apr 2020 - 3:42PM

The city’s health authority has reported no new local cases of Covid-19 since March 27.

Coronavirus: Shanghai schools to reopen in late April
7 great Netflix movies you might have missed, from Studio Ghibli gems to touching documentaries

These wholesome films will keep you entertained while social distancing.

Take your pick from documentaries to animated films and romance.

15 Apr 2020 - 6:22PM

These wholesome films will keep you entertained while social distancing.

Take your pick from documentaries to animated films and romance.

7 great Netflix movies you might have missed, from Studio Ghibli gems to touching documentaries
Hong Kong court rules that police don't always need a search warrant to inspect phones

Officers are only allowed to look for relevant information if the person is suspected of committing a crime or putting others in danger.

2 Apr 2020 - 6:28PM

Officers are only allowed to look for relevant information if the person is suspected of committing a crime or putting others in danger.

Hong Kong court rules that police don't always need a search warrant to inspect phones
SOTY 2019: Linguist judges want candidates to spread the word about their love of language

Finalists will impress if they demonstrate an interest in understanding the roots and culture behind their chosen language.

16 Apr 2020 - 10:59AM

Finalists will impress if they demonstrate an interest in understanding the roots and culture behind their chosen language.

SOTY 2019: Linguist judges want candidates to spread the word about their love of language
Coronavirus: HKDSE students allowed to bring hand sanitiser during assessment due to Covid-19

The HKEAA will also require students to wear masks and check their body temperature; candidates who cannot wear masks for medical reasons will sit separately.

13 Mar 2020 - 7:13PM

The HKEAA will also require students to wear masks and check their body temperature; candidates who cannot wear masks for medical reasons will sit separately.

Coronavirus: HKDSE students allowed to bring hand sanitiser during assessment due to Covid-19
Tips for acing the HKDSE Chinese Language exam if you're more nervous than usual

Beacon College's star tutor Lam Yat-yan gives his expert advice to Hong Kong students taking the assessment.

2 May 2020 - 7:23PM

Beacon College's star tutor Lam Yat-yan gives his expert advice to Hong Kong students taking the assessment.

Tips for acing the HKDSE Chinese Language exam if you're more nervous than usual
What is borderline personality disorder, and how can you help friends and family cope?

We speak to two psychologists about the challenges faced by people dealing with the little-known mental illness.

5 Mar 2020 - 1:40PM

We speak to two psychologists about the challenges faced by people dealing with the little-known mental illness.

What is borderline personality disorder, and how can you help friends and family cope?
More than 100 students attend City University's e-learning science courses

The online learning platform was launched for students to use during the class suspension due to the coronavirus.

5 Mar 2020 - 4:26PM

The online learning platform was launched for students to use during the class suspension due to the coronavirus.

More than 100 students attend City University's e-learning science courses
Coronavirus: Hong Kong survey finds that most students support class suspensions

A majority of HKDSE candidates support postponing the exam until after Covid-19 has been contained globally.

5 Mar 2020 - 5:36PM

A majority of HKDSE candidates support postponing the exam until after Covid-19 has been contained globally.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong survey finds that most students support class suspensions
Maryknoll Fathers' School students use carpentry to teach STEM skills

The workshop helps primary students get crafty and teaches them maths, biology and social awareness skills.

19 Mar 2020 - 4:54PM

The workshop helps primary students get crafty and teaches them maths, biology and social awareness skills.

Maryknoll Fathers' School students use carpentry to teach STEM skills
‘The Translators’ movie review: Crafty French thriller roots for underappreciated creatives

Whodunit starring Olga Kurylenko and Lambert Wilson gets off to a slow start, but a clever second half saves the day.

21 Apr 2020 - 3:57PM

Whodunit starring Olga Kurylenko and Lambert Wilson gets off to a slow start, but a clever second half saves the day.

‘The Translators’ movie review: Crafty French thriller roots for underappreciated creatives
IB extends some coursework deadlines for students in coronavirus-hit areas, but Hong Kong schools don't budge

As of Thursday afternoon, schools that provide the International Baccalaureate curriculum have decided not to defer assessment deadlines.

28 Feb 2020 - 10:08AM

As of Thursday afternoon, schools that provide the International Baccalaureate curriculum have decided not to defer assessment deadlines.

IB extends some coursework deadlines for students in coronavirus-hit areas, but Hong Kong schools don't budge
South Island School student initiates online petition for EDB to resume classes for students taking public exams

The teen argued that those taking the IGCSE, A Level and IB exams face many disadvantages with e-learning

26 Feb 2020 - 7:17PM

The teen argued that those taking the IGCSE, A Level and IB exams face many disadvantages with e-learning

South Island School student initiates online petition for EDB to resume classes for students taking public exams
Sha Tin College student crowned world's top IGCSE scorer in International Mathematics

Year 12 student Andrea Lee's love for numbers also made her the city’s IGCSE top scorer in Coordinated Sciences

28 Feb 2020 - 3:41PM

Year 12 student Andrea Lee's love for numbers also made her the city’s IGCSE top scorer in Coordinated Sciences

Sha Tin College student crowned world's top IGCSE scorer in International Mathematics
Pui Ching Middle School students win award for study that uses maths to fight pollution

Form Four students Yeung Man-tsung and Yao Hang-ying took bronze at the S. T. Yau High School Science Award Finale in Beijing

23 Apr 2020 - 3:27PM

Form Four students Yeung Man-tsung and Yao Hang-ying took bronze at the S. T. Yau High School Science Award Finale in Beijing

Pui Ching Middle School students win award for study that uses maths to fight pollution
The world's 2019 IGCSE top scorer in World Literature reveals her study tips

16-year-old Samara Chaplain's passion, interest in feminism, and family helped her to ace the assessment.

15 Apr 2020 - 5:31PM

16-year-old Samara Chaplain's passion, interest in feminism, and family helped her to ace the assessment.

The world's 2019 IGCSE top scorer in World Literature reveals her study tips
‘To All the Boys 2’ Netflix review: Lana Condor has a tough choice - Noah Centineo or Jordan Fisher

Peter is Lara Jean's official boyfriend, but what happens when her sixth-grade crush John re-enters the picture?

21 Apr 2020 - 4:05PM

Peter is Lara Jean's official boyfriend, but what happens when her sixth-grade crush John re-enters the picture?

‘To All the Boys 2’ Netflix review: Lana Condor has a tough choice - Noah Centineo or Jordan Fisher
Coronavirus: What do Hong Kong students think about the extended school suspension?

The Education Bureau announced classes would be suspended until at least March 16, so we asked readers, including those about to take the HKDSE, what they thought about this.

13 Feb 2020 - 5:05PM

The Education Bureau announced classes would be suspended until at least March 16, so we asked readers, including those about to take the HKDSE, what they thought about this.

Coronavirus: What do Hong Kong students think about the extended school suspension?
Speedy detection test for Parkinson’s developed by Hong Kong students

Raspberry Pi-powered device analyses hand-drawn spirals to detect signs of the disease using the power of artificial intelligence.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:39PM

Raspberry Pi-powered device analyses hand-drawn spirals to detect signs of the disease using the power of artificial intelligence.

Speedy detection test for Parkinson’s developed by Hong Kong students
8 top self-improvement tips that will help you live a happier, more productive life

We asked a behavioural science expert for personal growth advice that is easy to implement into your daily routine.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:44AM

We asked a behavioural science expert for personal growth advice that is easy to implement into your daily routine.

8 top self-improvement tips that will help you live a happier, more productive life
Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong school closures extended to at least March 16

The Education Bureau also stated that a final decision had not yet been made regarding whether HKDSE exams would be postponed.

13 Feb 2020 - 12:28PM

The Education Bureau also stated that a final decision had not yet been made regarding whether HKDSE exams would be postponed.

Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong school closures extended to at least March 16