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Summer International Festivals at Edinburgh, Scotland (14 Days Tour)

Course Code
HTMG6012
Application Code
1592-1022NW
1592-1126NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
07 Jul 2017 (Fri)
Next intake(s)
07-2018
Duration
7 / 14 days
Language
Cantonese supplemented with English for the pre-departure and post-tour workshops; and English for the UK educational tour.
Course Fee
HK$24,000 per person (for 14 days)
HK$14,000 per person (for 7 days)

*For details, Please refer to "Programme Details"
How to Apply
Deadline on 31 May 2017 (Wed)
Enquiries
28678386 / 28678329
28610278
Limited Seats Available. Please apply now!

This programme has been designed as a full package, including pre-departure and post-tour workshops in Hong Kong; and a 14-day / 7-day educational tour in Edinburgh.

It aims to broaden your global outlook and allow you to have a systematic learning of a new culture (i.e. the Scottish food and drink, art, people, architecture, social entertainment, festival and lifestyle). There are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture by direct interaction with the locals, and taking part in their world-famous festivals and events. Several field trips will be organised to discover Scotland’s awesome scenery, vibrant culture and spectacular heritage. Teaching staff of the Edinburgh Napier University and some Scottish guest speakers will be invited to conduct a few seminars, so that you will have a taste of university education in the UK, and have an in-depth and interesting cultural understanding of the Scottish!

Tattoo

Video of the Tour in Summer 2015

(A) Pre-departure Workshop (7 & 21 July 2017 evenings, 2 sessions, total 6 hours)

  • Briefing and ice-breaking
  • Introduction to geography, weather, and basic information of Edinburgh and Scotland
  • Introduction to events and festivals in Edinburgh
  • Introduction to the itinerary and preparation for the two-week stay

(B) The Edinburgh Experience  

       Option A (14 days): 6 - 19 August, 2017 (Course Code: HTMG6012)

       Option B (7 days): 13 - 19 August, 2017 (Course Code: HTMG9043)

(C) Post-tour Workshop (25 August 2017 evening, 3 hours)

  • Self-reflection and sharing session
  • Tea Gathering
  • Presentation of HKU SPACE Certificate

During your entire stay in Edinburgh, full student support from both HKU SPACE and Edinburgh Napier University will be provided handling local transportation, student accommodation and some of your meals, while also providing insight into the local history and culture as well as great local tips! Your excitement may be further enhanced by joining other summer school students in the social programmes or attending seminars and having day trips with them!

Living Room

Single bedroom with toilet and shower facilities

Accommodation and Meals

You will be arranged to stay in a  brand-new ensuite, self-catering student accommodation. You will stay in a single bedroom with ensuite toilet and shower facilities, and also provided with bedding packs, cookery, cutlery, and free Wi-Fi access. Besides, you can have access to on-site laundry facilities, and supermarkets are just next-door for your self-catering! As stated in the tour schedule, some meals will be served in university canteen or local restaurants; and simple packed lunch will be arranged for all day trips. You can have plenty of opportunities to expose to the local cuisine of your own choices at your own time, or can have self-catering in the student accommodation!

 
Award

A Certificate of Attendance issued jointly by HKU SPACE and Edinburgh Napier University will be awarded.

Air Ticket Arrangement

Participants may travel as a group. The group may depart from Hong Kong and arrive at Edinburgh on 6 or 13 August 2017 (Sun), subject to air ticket availability. Air tickets will be purchased by the participants so as to allow more flexibility to have their own individual arrangement before and/or after the tour.

Visa Application

Participants requiring a visa to enter the UK need to apply for a General Visitor visa individually. The University will support your visa application by providing you with an invitation letter.

Programme Fee*
  • HK$24,000/pax  (for 14 days) 
  • HK$14,000/pax (for 7 days) 

INCLUDES:

  • Course delivery and Course materials as stated in the itinerary at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Day trips and half day trips
  • Self-catering, ensuite, single room accommodation
  • Group Transportation (all transportation after arrival in Edinburgh and before departure, private coach and bus passes will be provided to participants)
  • Entrance tickets to places of interests (e.g. Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Georgian House, Stirling Castle, whisky distillery, etc. – depending on how many days you join!)
  • Entrance ticket to 1 Fringe Festival show (for 14-day tour only)
  • Entrance tickets to Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Welcome Scottish Breakfast (for 14-day tour only)
  • Farewell Scottish Afternoon Tea
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • International SIM card with £ 1 credit
  • 24 hour emergency contact number
  • Full access to all university facilities (including sports and library facilities)
  • A certificate of attendance at the end of the course

EXCLUDES:

  • Round trip flight tickets
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Launderette
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Visa application fee, if applicable
  • Other personal expenses

Week One (6 - 12 August 2017)

6 August 2017 (Sun)

Midnight

Depart from 5th Aug Hong Kong (for Option A)

Afternoon

• Arrive at Edinburgh and airport transfer

• Packed lunch & Welcome orientation with handbook

• Orientation to the neighborhood

• Dinner preparation and cooking competition, enjoy dinner together!

7 August 2017 (Mon)

Morning

• Welcome Scottish breakfast at University

• University and Programme Induction

• Seminar: Scotland and the UK

• Brief introduction to Edinburgh city as a UNESCO heritage

Afternoon

• Edinburgh City Orientation Tour

• Visit to the festivals and events venues

• Free time

7AUG      0045

8  August 2017 (Tue)

Morning

• Breakfast at University campus canteen

• Seminar: The Edinburgh Festivals (Fringe operation and marketing)

Afternoon

• Lunch at the Elephant House (the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter – by Ms. J.K. Rowling) or equivalent

• Visit to the festivals and events venues

• Enjoy one of the Fringe shows with ticket

Evening (optional)

• Edinburgh International English Meetup Group – meet people from all over the world and chat in English!

9 August 2017 (Wed)

Morning

Day Trip: visit the following attractions with packed lunch and entrance tickets

• The Kelpies

• Falkirk Wheel with ride (optional)

• Wallace Monument

• Stirling Castle

Dinner at a Scottish pub

Afternoon & Evening

9AUG2

10 August 2017 (Thur)

Morning

Seminar: Scottish Culture: Kilts, Ceilidhs and Celtic Music

Afternoon

• Lunch at University campus canteen

• Visit to the Edinburgh Castle

• Visit to the Calton Hill Lookout for sunset

• Free time

  10AUG

11 August 2017 (Fri)

Morning

Half Day Trip: visit

• Holyrood Palace

• Scottish Parliament

 

• Lunch at Oink, Holyrood

• Visit the National Museum of Scotland

      - Secret Rooftop Terrace

• Free time

Afternoon

12 August 2017 (Sat)

All day

Free time (Farmer’s Market, Portobello beach + Royal Yacht Britannia, night life in Edinburgh with theatre, bars, etc.)

Week Two (13 - 19 August 2017) 

  Midnight                                                Depart from 12th Aug Hong Kong (for Option B)

13 August 2017 (Sun)

Morning

  • Arrive at Edinburgh (for Option B)
  • Settle in student accommodation and orientation (for Option B)

Afternoon

Free time (for Option A & B) (Royal Botanic garden, Cramond Island, English breakfast tea in Balmoral Hotel, Shopping on

Prince St/ George St./Multrees Walk/ Livingston fashion outlet) 

13AUG

14 August 2017 (Mon)

Morning

Seminar: Food and drink in Scotland

Afternoon &

Evening

• Lunch at local restaurant

• Visit to the John Knox House: Step Inside History or Georgian House

• Free time

• Dinner at Mussel Inn or other equivalent restaurants

15 August 2017 (Tue)

Morning

Seminar: Music Cultures & Therapy in Scotland

Afternoon

Free time

Evening

Participate in the Fringe event: Scottish Dance ‘Ceilidh’ at the Summerhall

15AUG1 15AUG2

16 August 2017 (Wed)

Morning

Day Trip: visit the following attractions with packed lunch and entrance tickets

• Highland Cows

• Trossachs

• Loch Lomond

• Scotch Whisky Distillery

• Forth Road Bridge   

Dinner at a local restaurant

Afternoon &

Evening

17 August 2017 (Thur)

Morning

Visit to the Edinburgh Zoo

Afternoon &

Evening

Free time 

  17AUG

18 August 2017 (Fri)

Morning

Seminar: The Loch Ness Monster! Myths and Legends

Afternoon

•Lunch at University campus canteen

•Graduation Certificate Presentation

•Farewell British Afternoon Tea

•Free time

Evening

Participate in the event ‘Military Tattoo & Fireworks’ with ticket

18AUG 18AUG2
19 August 2017 (Sat) Morning Free time
Afternoon

Airport transfer and depart from Edinburgh

20 August 2017 (Sun)

Afternoon

Arrive at Hong Kong

* The above arrangement and sequence of activities may be subject to change without prior notice.

Who should attend?
  • Age above 15
  • Individuals who are interested in participating in and learning more about these international festivals
Course Fee
  • HK$24,000 per person (for 14 days)
    HK$14,000 per person (for 7 days)

    *For details, Please refer to "Programme Details"

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants shall

(a) complete the enrolment form and enroll in the course(s)

(i) at the Enrolment Centres of HKU SPACE (please refer to the ‘Enrolment Centre’ section) by cash, EPS, cheque/bank draft or credit cards (VISA / MasterCard);

OR

(ii) by mail with cheque/bank draft to ‘HKU SPACE Summer School Office, 11/F, 250 King’s Road, Hong Kong’

Cheque/Bank draft should be made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ with applicant’s name and course(s) applied written on the back.  A photo of the applicant (in plain colour background, 45mm(W) x 55mm(H)) is also required.

(b) apply through the School’s online enrolment system and pay by credit card or PPS.

All applicants who are below age 18 on 17 July 2017 MUST complete and submit the ‘Parent/Guardian Consent Form’ together with the Enrolment Form.

If you are applying for more than one course, please check to ensure that there is no clash of class schedules before submitting your application.

Notes

  1. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted to a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  2. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  3. Receipts will only be issued once. For additional copies of proof of payments, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.

For details of admission, information for students, enrolment centres and other information related to HKU SPACE Summer School, please visit our Summer School webpage.

報名方法

親身報名

填妥報名表, 並攜同申請人相片一張(背景必須無任何裝飾,45mm(闊) x 55mm(高)),以及經由家長/監護人簽署的「家長/監護人同意書」(如申請人於2017年7月17日前未屆18歲),親身到下列報名中心報名。申請人可以現金、易辦事、支票/銀行本票(抬頭「香港大學專業進修學院」)或信用卡(VISA/MasterCard)付款。支票背後請寫上申請人姓名及課程名稱。

郵寄報名

填妥報名表,連同申請人相片一張(背景必須無任何裝飾,45mm(闊)x 55mm(高)),以及經由家長/監護人簽署的「家長/監護人同意書」(如申請人於2017 年7月17 日前未屆18歲)和支票/銀行本票(抬頭「香港大學專業進修學院」)寄往香港北角英皇道25011樓「香港大學專業進修學院Summer School 2017。支票背後請寫上申請人姓名及課程名稱。

網上報名

請登入網上報名系統按指示報名。申請人可在網上使用「繳費靈」或信用卡付款。

申請人於2017 717 日前未屆18歲, 報名時必須附有經由家長/監護人簽署的「家長/監護人同意書

申請人如報讀兩個課程或以上,請細閱各個課程的上課時間地點,以免課時重疊,或因地點相距太遠而無法上課。 

備註

  1. 學費及學額不得轉讓他人。一經取綠,學生不得用已付的學費和已取得的學額轉讀其他課程,惟學院對特殊情況,可酌情處理。轉讀申請一經批准,學生須要付港幣120元手續費。
  2. 學院在收妥費用後,會向申請人發出付款收據,惟郵寄付款收據如若遺失, 學院概不負責。
  3. 付款收據只發一次。申請額外付款證明的收費為每張港幣30元。請以劃線支票支付,抬頭註明「香港大學專業進修學院」,並連同貼上郵票的回郵信封及申請表交回本學院。補發的學費收據通常於課程完結後寄出。

有關香港大學專業進修學院Summer School 的取錄方法、學生須知、報名中心及其他相關資訊,請登入Summer School 網頁

Application

Option

Application Code

Apply Online

(A) 14 days Tour 

(Course Code: HTMG6012)

1592-1022NW

Apply Online Now!

(B) 7 days Tour

(Course Code: HTMG9043)

1592-1126NW

Apply Online Now!

Important dates to remember...

Event

Date

Application Opens

Late January 2017

1st Free Information Session

16 February 2017 (Thu)

2nd Free Information Session

17 March 2017 (Fri)

First batch Application Deadline (submit application form, one photo, AND HK$24,000* / HK$14,000* non-refundable full payment) 26 April 2017 (Wed)

Second batch Application Deadline (submit application form, one photo, AND HK$24,000* / HK$14,000* non-refundable full payment)

24 May 2017 (Wed)  

Pre-Departure Workshop 7 & 21 July, 2017 (Fri)

The Edinburgh Experience

Option A: 6-19 August, 2017 

(14 days)

Option B: 13-19 August 2017

(7 days)

Post-Tour Workshop

25 August, 2017 (Fri)

* All fees paid are neither refundable nor transferrable, unless the programme is cancelled.

Payment Method
Crossed  Cheque

Programme fees should be paid by crossed cheque made payable to HKU SPACE.  Please specify the programme title, applicant’s name and contact method.

Edinburgh Napier University

As one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with over 18,000 students from 109 countries, Edinburgh Napier University is truly international with over 4,000 international students on campuses and 3,530 students on courses delivered with her partners overseas, including HKU SPACE in a diverse range of subject areas in festival and event management, marketing, leadership and management, banking and finance, arts and media, social science, biological science, and engineering.