2016 Induction Activities

Information: www.cedars.hku.hk/fye

Events Description Date Venue
Weeks of Welcome (WoW)
The Weeks of Welcome for Non-local Students Programme (WoW) is comprised of a series of fun and fact-finding activities to assist the newly arrived students to settle down, induct into the local way and get to know about the new environment and people.

Information: cedars.hku.hk/wow
Aug 23 – Sept 30, 2016 & in the second semester Various Places
Inauguration Ceremony for New Students

The Inauguration Ceremony is the first formal University gathering for new students. Students will meet the President and Vice-Chancellor, senior academics, alumni bodies and the President of HKUSU. The President and Vice-Chancellor will give an inaugural address and host the Robing Ceremony during which new students will put on the HKU traditional Green Gown.

Enquiry: cedars@hku.hk

Aug 26, 2016

10 – 11am

The Grand Hall,
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Talk on Financing Your University Studies

At this session, students who are in financial needs will be given information on the types of financial assistance, First-in-the-Family Education Fund and scholarships available. Tips on financial management and ways to secure part-time jobs will also be shared.

Enquiry: cedars@hku.hk

Aug 26, 2016

2:30 – 5pm

T1, Meng Wah Complex
CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table The CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table puts first-year undergraduates from different faculties and countries of origin into small groups.

Participants will be guided to set ambitious yet realistic personal goals and explore the ideal of a university. The concluding event is a High Table at which participants make new friends while further developing a sense of pride and identity with the University.

Information: cedars.hku.hk/fye/peer-connect-and-high-table

Part I:
Aug 27, 2016
10am – 5pm

Part II:
Aug 28, 2016
2:30 – 9pm

CPD-LG.07-10, Centennial Campus & Various Locations

Loke Yew Hall
Orientation for Non-local Students and HKUSU Fair This is an orientation session designed for the newly arrived non-local students. Topics include knowing HKU and HK, adjustment tips, safety concerns, immigration formalities and meeting staff and students. HKUSU will host a welcome fair afterward to introduce the new students to their student clubs and associations.

Information: cedars.hku.hk/wow

Aug 30, 2016

10am – 5pm

The Grand Hall,
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
WoW Party This is an evening of fun, party and music for students to celebrate their new identity as a HKU member, and as a university student.

Information: cedars.hku.hk/wow

Aug 30, 2016

7 – 10:30pm

Loke Yew Hall
Support for Students with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs (SEN)


We provides comprehensive service to students with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN). Visit our website or contact us to find out what support you would need in your university life.

Information: cedars.hku.hk/CoPE/SEN

Enquiry: cedars-SEN@hku.hk

Aug – Oct 2016 Rm 301-323, Main Building
Enhancement Group for Direct Entry to Year 3 Students This programme is designed for students who are directly admitted from associate degrees or higher diplomas (AD, HD) to year 3. It aims to enhance students’ self- understanding, recognise their personal strengths, build up mutual support, obtain necessary resources on support services and set more realistic expectations of university life.

Enquiry: cedars-cope@hku.hk

Sept 27, 2016
6 – 8:30pm
Rm MG07, Main Building
Landing a Job in Hong Kong for Non-local Students This workshop aims to provide career information and service to non-local students. You will learn about the graduate employment statistics of HKU non-local graduates, the companies’ distribution, the employment policy for non-local students in HK, job hunting strategies and other useful career resources available.

Event details will be announced in “Daily Jobs & Career Events” email by Careers and Placement.

Enquiry: careers@hku.hk

Oct 2016 & Feb 2017 (identical sessions) HKU Main Campus
Family Sharing Programme Through a variety of events and activities with a host family, such as family meals, holiday celebrations, outings to historical sites and places of interest, etc., non-local students can meet local HKU students, staff and alumni in their homes and communities, share their ways of life and integrate into Hong Kong’s culture.

Enquiryfamilysharing@cedars.hku.hk

Oct 2016 – Apr 2017 HKU and Places as arranged by the Host Families
University Life Trio University Life Trio is an event organised by CEDARS exclusively for parents of the first-year undergraduate students, with the aim of facilitating communication between parents and the University, while emphasizing student autonomy and self-determination.

Enquirycedars-cope@hku.hk

Feb 12, 2017
2 – 4 pm
The Grand Hall,
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Your Studies and Career: What to Consider? Key content of this workshop:

- Employers’ expectation and HKU graduate employment trend
- Whether career is related to major/minor or not
- Things to consider when planning for studies and career
- Resources and support offered by Careers and Placement

Event details will be announced in “Daily Jobs & Career Events” email by Careers and Placement.

Enquiry: careers@hku.hk

Jan/Feb 2017 HKU Main Campus
Be Smart: Plan for Your First CV! Key content of this workshop:

- Enriching your portfolio: career planning counts
- Steps for writing the very first CV
- What makes good and bad CVs
- Resources and support offered by Careers and Placement

Event details will be announced in “Daily Jobs & Career Events” email by Careers and Placement.

Enquiry: careers@hku.hk

Feb 2017 HKU Main Campus
Person Enrichment (PE) Programmes PE1.0 Workshop series:

- Confidence Building

- Resilience Enhancement

- Study Smart

PE2.0 Leadership Training with the focus on effective communication and teamwork.

Students who have attended PE1.0 workshops are encouraged to join the advance learning module – “Person Enrichment 2.0” which involves a week of intensive training in personal improvement and leadership skills during winter/summer break.

Enquiry: cedars-cope@hku.hk

Throughout the year HKU Main Campus
Student Development Programmes

Educational programmes on leadership development, community engagement and global citizenship as well as funding opportunities for student-initiated projects are available to meet your interests and development goals.

Enquiry: cedars-programmes@hku.hk

Throughout the year Various Places