Life at CUHK
1. Experiential Learning
In CUHK, a large variety of co-curricular experiential learning opportunities are available to you to complement the formal curriculum. They help you to broaden your horizons and achieve an all-round development.
Student Development Portfolio (SDP)
The Student Development Portfolio (SDP) enables students to keep track of their participation in experiential learning activities under the I‧CARE framework. Through its e-platform, students can view and enroll for activities organised by university units, as well as record their own student activities in a systematic way. When necessary, students can create a report of experiential learning activities for use.
Student activity participation is a way to plug into the university that allows you to connect with others and to make a positive impact on the university and the community. You may like to join the student associations as a member or as an executive committee member [in Cantonese, ‘上莊’ (pronunciation: Sheung Jong)], or activities organised by student bodies, Office of Student Affairs, your college or faculty. It is a good outside-classroom training of your soft skills like communication, leadership and work-life balance management.
If you wish to take courses not available at CUHK, experience a different learning environment, master a new language, immerse into foreign cultures, improve your career prospects and learn to be independent, overseas exchange programme provides you the best solution! Credits earned on approved exchanges may be recognised and can be transferred back to CUHK. You can either join an exchange programme during term time or summer session depending on the plan of your whole university life.
Likewise, if you would like to gain wider exposure, acquire new skills, carry out research or render service either locally or overseas, the Global Internship Programme enables you to intern at corporations in many countries and regions of the world. You may also participate in other internship programmes organised by your major programme, faculty or affiliated college to enhance your understanding of the real life workplace.
2. Career Planning
Career life starts once a student graduates from university. The Career Planning and Development Centre (CPDC) provides some early advice that you may consider when you are starting your university life. You may also learn some more tips on career planning cycle at the CPDC website. Besides, the ‘Careers E-coach’ enriches students’ understanding of the job hunting process, their career preferences and the essential job searching skills in an interactive way.
Tips for All Non-local Students
Pay special attention to the relevant employment policy at time of your study, including on campus part time job, summer employment and study-related internship within the academic term time, as stated on your ‘No Objection Letter’ (NOL) given by the Immigration Department together with the student visa.
3. Campus Life and Facilities
Multiple events on different themes are taking place every day. Stay tuned to the campus events and join those that interest you to enrich your campus life.
University Health Service
In case you are feeling unwell, you can visit the clinic of the University Health Service, which provides free primary out-patient services for all full-time students. Dental services are also provided at a cost, covering consultation and examination, preventive treatment and restorations, prosthodontics and minor surgeries and urgent treatment strictly for emergencies. For clinic appointment, please call 3943 6439 or do it online; for dental appointment, please call 3943 6412.
The Chinese Medicine Specialty Clinic cum Clinical Teaching and Research Centre provides Chinese medicine services to students, staff and their dependents.
A 24-hour emergency hotline (3943 7999) is available for campus security matters.
The university provides various sports facilities to enhance students’ physical fitness. You may easily find one that best suits your needs and interests.
Though located far away from the downtown area, you can get almost all daily necessities on the campus.
There are campus shuttle buses which run from the MTR University Station to the main campus areas.