Internships and Other Learning Opportunities

HKU promotes a total learning experience approach which combines inside and outside classroom learning. Various units in HKU such as Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), General Education Unit (GEU), Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE), etc. provide non-credit bearing, outside classroom learning opportunities for students. They enable students to achieve the HKU educational aims, such as fostering students’ abilities in intercultural understanding, enhancing their awareness and commitment to global citizenship, and preparing them to be leaders and advocates for improvement of the human condition.

Department/ Network Learning Opportunities
CEDARS-Campus Life Student financial management and investment workshops, training of student leaders and volunteer work opportunities
CEDARS-Careers and Placement Career advising, co-curricular programmes, entrepreneurship support, industry talks, training workshops, internships and work placements
CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment Person Enrichment (PE) Programmes:

  • PE1.0 Workshop series on “Confidence & Social Communication”, “Relaxation & Resilience” and “Thinking & Study Skills”
  • PE2.0 Leadership Training with the focus on effective communication and teamwork

Mental Health Education: internationally recognized Mental Health First Aid Course

CEDARS-Student Development Educational programmes on leadership development, community engagement and global citizenship
Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre (GHELC) Tailor-made training workshops on general knowledge and skills, such as safety and security, cultural sensitivity, volunteering, internship skills and project management to help students to maximise their learning
General Education Unit Non-credit bearing programmes for ALL students in whole-person education, interactive and lively learning activities
University Health Service Health education
University Libraries Library courses to enhance your information literacy skills
Chinese Language Centre Putonghua and Cantonese courses, Chinese language and cultural courses
School of Modern Languages and Cultures European and Asian language courses
Centre for Applied English Studies English courses
Centre for Sports and Exercise Sports, health and fitness programmes
HKU Summer Institute Summer programmes
Green Gown Guides Apply to be Green Gown Guides to share the University’s historical stories and traditions with visitors during a one-hour campus tour as student volunteers
HKU Mentorship Programme Mentees have the chance to look beyond the classroom and learn from HKU Mentors who are professionals and experts from different walks of life