Tips on Enjoying University Life

  1. Make use of your freedom and autonomy wisely: explore and experiment with caution and self-discipline.
  2. Improve yourself: set realistic goals at the beginning of each semester and monitor your progress regularly.
  3. Manage your time efficiently: use a daily planner to prioritise and schedule your tasks.
  4. Learn actively: participate in class and dialogue with professors, discuss with peers, read and reflect.
  5. Broaden your perspective: learn about local and world issues by reading newspapers and participating in discussions and campaigns.
  6. Maintain good health: exercise and relax daily, eat properly and get enough sleep.
  7. Expand your social support network: make friends from all backgrounds, join student societies, participate in social activities and keep in touch with friends and family.
  8. Check how well adjusted you are to university life regularly through taking assessments at Psychometer and contact CEDARS – Counselling and Person Enrichment Section (Tel: 3917 8388) when any need arises.
  9. Visit cedars.hku.hk/fye for upcoming activities specially designed for first-year students.
  10. Bookmark cedars.hku.hk for student resources (Campus Life), career planning (Careers and Placement), adjustment advice (Counselling and Person Enrichment), and information on leadership development, community engagement and global citizenship programmes (Student Development).