Category Archives: Moving Abroad

Working in Hong Kong, 2015

Thinking about working in Asia? Give Hong Kong a look. With eight public well-funded universities; a number of privates; schools with links to Australian, US, and UK institutions; and a growing community college sector, there are many options for teaching … Read More »

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Accommodation – Part 2: Signing the Contract

All the paperwork is in English and Cantonese but expect spelling mistakes in the English!  Once you’ve found the apartment you want at the price you want then there’s a fair amount of paperwork but it can get sorted quite … Read More »

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Hong Kong Identity Card

One of the requirements for person living in Hong Kong for more than 90 days is that you must have a National Identity card.  When you get the visa documents through there is information about this and you can find … Read More »

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First Day & Week at Work in Hong Kong

It’s always good to e-mail your new employer a week or so before you start!  With Christmas and New Year, I wasn’t sure who would be doing what!  As it turned out, my new supervisor wasn’t going to be returning … Read More »

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First Steps in Hong Kong

Leaving the UK wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be – apart from the bit at the airport, saying goodbye.  As we took off there was definitely a deep breath though. Once I got to Hong Kong, immigration … Read More »

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Preparing to leave

There always seem to be so many loose ends to tie up when leaving a job so that was the first concern.  I also had to once again pack my life into boxes and put stuff in storage – thankfully … Read More »

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Relocation “Assistance” & Financial Planning

Sadly there is no financial relocation assistance for postdocs – if you’re a fully fledged academic member of staff then you’re ok but it’s one of those situations where postdocs really lose out.  This meant that finances were going to … Read More »

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