Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Sunday, October 11, 2015   

A cut above the rest
The doors to an international career are now opening for young and aspiring Chinese fashion designers, but the road to stardom requires more than a good education. So says Fabio Piras, the course director who heads the Master of Arts in Fashion program at Central Saint Martins, a renowned public tertiary art school in London.

Grand designs for grander minds
MANY TEACHERS WOULD argue, as they often have to share classrooms and have very little spare time for design projects, that what they can do with their learning spaces is limited.

Looking for all-rounders
Online fashion retailer Zalora has taken the initiative to nurture young talent by launching a merit-based scholarship for tertiary students.

Michel de Montaigne's guide to university
AS THOUSANDS OF Hong Kong students either return to school, head off for Fresher's Week or go back to university or college to pursue their studies, we at Smart Lessons are choosing to spend this week in the company of Michel de Montaigne, a 16th-century French philosopher who encourages us all to think deeply about education, academic culture and its role in our lives.

New beginnings
THOUSANDS OF HONG Kong students have started their first semesters abroad. Many face the challenge of excelling in their studies while also trying to settle in to a foreign environment.

Town mouse or country mouse?
Parents may have concerns about a school's fees or the average amount of students per class. They may also look first at league tables, or closely study the percentage of those leaving a school who go on to Oxford or Cambridge. But what about the well-being of children? Would they feel content in a school that is surrounded by farm animals and 20 kilometers away from the nearest shopping center?

Wearable technology for the classroo-m
MANY PARENTS AND teachers would argue that there's already enough technology in schools. Many children require a personal laptop in school and are attached to their smartphones the rest of the time.

Practical hospitality
A hotel and tourism management school in Australia has added a new specialist stream to one of its popular undergraduate business degrees. It targets students who are passionate about food and wine, and strive to build a management career in the field.

To be the very best
Next summer, the Year One pupils entering English Schools Foundation schools will be paying higher fees for the first time - part of the plan to phase out the government subvention by 2028.

Kwok Scholarship opens the door
Four local and mainland students were awarded scholarships to read subjects related to philosophy, finance and economics, as well as public policy, at the University of Oxford in England.

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