Nicola Chan

Hong Kong

Nicola Chan

Reporter, Young Post

Nicola Chan is a former 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.

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

7 May 2020 - 12:25PM
How to Netflix with skill: 7 wholesome movies to stream right now

Seven wholesome films to stream right now.

Seven wholesome films to stream right now.

21 Jul 2020 - 3:43PM
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. 

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
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.

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

24 Apr 2020 - 1:40PM
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

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
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

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
17 Apr 2020 - 3:16PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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

15 Apr 2020 - 3:42PM
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.

These wholesome films will keep you entertained while social distancing.

Take your pick from documentaries to animated films and romance.

21 Jul 2020 - 3:45PM
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.

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
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.

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

16 Apr 2020 - 10:59AM
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.

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
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.

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

2 May 2020 - 7:23PM
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.

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

5 Mar 2020 - 1:40PM
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.

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

5 Mar 2020 - 4:26PM
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.

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

5 Mar 2020 - 5:36PM
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.

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

19 Mar 2020 - 4:54PM
‘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.

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
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.

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

28 Feb 2020 - 10:08AM
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

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

26 Feb 2020 - 7:17PM
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

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
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

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
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.

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

15 Apr 2020 - 5:31PM
‘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?

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

21 Jul 2020 - 3:47PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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

13 Feb 2020 - 11:44AM
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.

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