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Nick Strong

Regional Coordinator for University Guidance, Yew Chung International School

Nick Strong has responsibility for strategic innovation, development and standardization of UGO services across the YCEF network as well as participation in relevant professional organisations and conferences in order to ensure best practices, and the maintenance of strategic relationships with universities and colleges globally. He provides support to co-principals in the recruitment and mentoring of site-based UGO counsellors as well as facilitating cross-school/network knowledge transfer and professional exchange & development.  Nick joined the YCIS, UGO counselling team in January 2015.  As a counsellor he has responsibility for placing YCIS graduating students on the best programmes and at the most appropriate higher education institutions globally.  Successful destinations include some of the most competitive programmes in the UK, US, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Japan and Singapore.  Prior to joining the Yew Chung Education Foundation Nick was the Director of International and External affairs for the Institute of Literature, Language and the Creative Arts at Aberystwyth University in the UK. He has over 30 years of UK and International admissions experience and, before joining YCIS, Nick frequently visited Hong Kong, Brunei, Norway and Ireland as an HE admissions specialist. Working on behalf of the British Council and EDB Hong Kong, Nick regularly presented sessions on personal statements, admissions essays and reference/recommendation writing to schools and teachers throughout Hong Kong.  Nick was also a member of the English Language Panel working with UCAS and the HKEAA to define the tariff value of the HKDSE 5**.

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