Higher Education and Careers

Higher Education Careers & Counselling
Island School is committed to helping each student develop, evaluate and pursue their personal career goals. Via the process of career counselling, Higher Education and career guidance programmes run at Island School, students acquire the knowledge and skills to make lifelong career decisions; with the choice of a higher education institution being the first step.

Click here to read Island School’s Higher Education newsletter: The Vision

For students and parents (Isle login required)  Higher Education Website

Click here to see a copy of the School Profile

Higher Education Team
Mr Roger Wilkinson – Head of Higher Education and Careers Guidance
Mr Orteg Dakaj – Higher Education Guidance Counsellor
Mr Chris Whitehead – Higher Education Guidance Counsellor
Ms Helen Fung – Higher Education Administrator
Email: careers@online.island.edu.hk  Phone: 3762 7634

Visits from Universities and Colleges

We welcome visitors from universities and colleges throughout the year, contact Mr Chris Whitehead to schedule a visit.

Island School is based in Sha Tin while the Borrett Road site is being redeveloped.  Most visits will be at the school’s Sha Tin Wai campus.

You can find information on getting to Island School’s Sha Tin Wai campus here.

Island School Higher Education Fair 

We also hold a Higher Education Fair in September each year.  Contact Mr Chris Whitehead  to find out about joining the next event.

Student and Parent meetings
Our Higher Education counsellors meet with all students in Years 11, 12 and 13.  In addition, students are welcome to drop-in during breaks or free lessons.  We also welcome meetings with parents.  Email us to arrange a meeting time.

What can students discuss with the Higher Education Counsellor?

Essentially anything that relates to life after school. For example:

•    Subject choice – how it relates to university and 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 career areas, job market, employer needs etc