Higher Education and Careers

Higher Education Careers & Counselling
This is a service that helps each student develop, evaluate and pursue their personal career goals. Via the process of counseling, students hopefully will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make lifelong career decisions, with the choice of a higher education institution being the first step.

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Higher Education Team
Mr Roger Wilkinson – Head of Careers and HE Guidance
Mrs Rebecca Lucas-Timpany – Higher Education Counsellor
Awing Lui – Higher Education Counsellor
Mrs Shirly Cheng – Higher Education Assistant Counsellor
Email: careers@online.island.edu.hk Phone: 2230 4700 Fax: 2234 9682

Students and parents are welcome to make an appointment at any time during the school day. If necessary, appointments can be made before/after school hours. Students are also welcome to drop-in when they have available time.

We welcome visits from universities and colleges throughout the year and every January we hold ESF’s Higher Education Fair hosting over 150 institutions.

For larger delegations and university groups, we are also happy to schedule events after school hours.

Please contact Mrs Rebecca Lucas-Timpany to schedule a visit.

What can students discuss with the Higher Education Counsellor?

Essentially anything that relates to life after school.
For example:
•    Subject choice – how this relates to university & career choice;
•    Any question in relation to universities/colleges;
•    Work experience – ideas, how to approach organizations or find contacts;
•    Scholarships;
•    Career ‘skills’ such as interviewing techniques, resume writing;
•    Summer programs;
•    Developing further self awareness for career decision making;
•    Tests required/preparation needed for university entrance;
•    Gap year – ideas and programs available;
•    Understanding about career areas, job market, employer needs etc.

Higher Education Guidance Process Y11-13

Year 10
•    Careers Assessments offered;
•    Specialist interviews are incorporated into the Year 11 programme;
•    Students are welcome to attend any university visits;
•    PSAT testing offered.
Year 11
•    Higher Education Counselling Evening for students & parents;
•    Career interviews;
•    Careers Development Program within PSHE subject;
•    Group meetings to introduce services available in the Careers Office;
•    Involvement in Post 16 Options Information Sessions and subject choice counseling;
•    Participation in Parent/Teacher meetings;
•    PSAT testing offered
Year 12
•    Higher Education Counselling Evening for students & parents
•    Compulsory individual interviews regarding Higher Education plans & interview preparation
•    Information sessions regarding procedures for application to universities in UK, USA, Canada, HK and Australia with detailed advice booklet
•    Oxbridge preparation
•    Personal statement/essay writing preparation for university
•    Participation in Parent/Teacher meetings
Year 13
•    Higher Education Counselling Evening for students & parents;
•    Managing the university applications process to ensure timely, accurate applications are made to each destination;
•    Interview preparation;
•    Participation in Parent/Teacher meetings;
•    Information sessions regarding offers, acceptances and result scenarios with detailed advice;
•    Provide post-result counselling at school.

Transcript Request form for universities outside of the USA and Canada

Transcript request form for universities within the USA and Canada