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Welcome to CUHK!

 

An exciting journey is awaiting you! Familiarising yourselves with the University and making the most of it will give you a head start and play a vital role in your future success in postgraduate study. The orientation programmes, which are a joint effort made by the Office of Student Affairs and many other university units, consist of a series of orientation talks as well as guided library tours. These tailor-made programmes are for all new postgraduate students to gain comprehensive, relevant information and to plan ahead, while non-local students may find the information more practical.

 

In a nutshell, the orientation programmes for new postgraduate students serve as a good platform for you to…

 

☑ receive useful information on the University and know where to seek help when necessary.

☑ get to know more about CUHK and Hong Kong.

☑ meet fellow and senior students and make new friends.

Programme

Talks and Library Tours for Research Postgraduate Students

Orientation Talks

Date: 2 August 2019 (Friday)
Venue: LT2, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Fee: Free of Charge
Language: English

 

Schedule (updated as at 27 June 2019)

Session Time Topic
1 09:30 – 10:00
  • Postgraduate Studies at CUHK ( pptvideo )
2 10:00 – 11:25
  • Improving Postgraduate Learning and Honesty in Academic Work ( pptvideo )
  • Independent Learning at CUHK ( pptvideo )
  • Mental Wellness and Postgraduate Studies ( pptvideo )
3 11:25 – 12:40
  • Crime Prevention & Road Safety ( pptvideo )
  • Use Your Library for a Successful Study at CUHK ( pptvideo )
4 14:00 – 14:50
  • IT@ Your Service ( pptvideo )
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment ( pptvideo )
  • Career Planning and Development ( pptvideo )
5 14:50 – 15:30
  • Student Association for Postgraduate Students – CSSA@CUHK ( pptvideo )
  • Student Association for Postgraduate Students – CUPSA ( pptvideo )
  • Tips for Non-local Students ( pptvideo )

Remarks:

  • Students can choose to attend the session(s) they are interested in. They will also be at liberty to leave the venue whenever necessary.
  • The hyperlink for Live Webcast will be available on 2 August 2019.
  • The PPT files of relevant talks will be available for download after 2 August 2019. Students will be notified by email when the files are available.

 

Library Tours

IMPORTANT: The guided library tours on 5 August are rescheduled for the same time slots on 6 August.

Date: 5 August 2019 (Monday)
Venue: University Library
Fee: Free of Charge

Please click on the sessions below to enroll and choose ONE only. Limited quotas.

Session Time Enrollment links
Session A 10:30 – 11:15 Full
Session B 11:30 – 12:15 Full
Session C 12:30 – 13:15 Closed
Session D 16:30 – 17:15 Closed

Remark:
The Library Tours and the Library Talk on 2 August 2019 have different content. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Reminder: Please apply for leave of absence from your major department before attending the orientation activities.
Enquiry:

Email – pgso@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel – (852) 3943 1874

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Talks and Library Tours for Taught Postgraduate Students

Orientation Talks

Date: 23 August 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, Main Campus, CUHK
Fee: Free of Charge
Language: English

 

Schedule (updated as at 27 June 2019)

Session Time Topic
1 09:30 – 10:00
  • Postgraduate Studies at CUHK ( pptvideo )
2 10:00 – 11:25
  • Improving Postgraduate Learning and Honesty in Academic Work ( pptvideo )
  • Independent Learning at CUHK ( pptvideo )
  • Mental Wellness and Postgraduate Studies ( pptvideo )
3 11:25 – 12:40
  • Crime Prevention & Road Safety ( pptvideo )
  • Use Your Library for a Successful Study at CUHK ( pptvideo )
4 14:00 – 14:50
  • IT@ Your Service ( pptvideo )
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment ( pptvideo )
  • Career Planning and Development ( pptvideo )
5 14:50 – 15:30
  • Student Association for Postgraduate Students – CUPSA ( pptvideo )
  • Student Association for Postgraduate Students – CSSA@CUHK ( pptvideo )
  • Tips for Non-local Students ( pptvideo )

Remarks:

  • Students can choose to attend the session(s) they are interested in. They will also be at liberty to leave the venue whenever necessary.
  • The hyperlink for Live Webcast will be available on 23 August 2019.
  • The PPT files of relevant talks will be available for download after 23 August 2019. Students will be notified by email when the files are available.
  • Free transport service from the MTR University Station to the event venue will be provided on 23 August 2019. Details will be announced later.

 

Library Tours

Dates: 26 & 27 August 2019 (Monday & Tuesday)
Venue: University Library
Fee: Free of Charge

Please click on the sessions below to enroll and choose ONE only. Limited quotas.

Library Tours on 26 August 2019 (Monday):

Session Time Enrollment links
Session A 10:00 – 10:45 Full
Session B 11:00 – 11:45 Full
Session C 12:00 – 12:45 Full
Session D 14:30 – 15:15 Full
Session E 15:30 – 16:15 Full

Library Tours on 27 August 2019 (Tuesday):

Session Time Enrollment links
Session F 10:00 – 10:45 Full
Session G 11:00 – 11:45 Full
Session H 12:00 – 12:45 Full
Session I 14:30 – 15:15 Full
Session J  15:30 – 16:15 Full

Remark:

  • The Library Tours and the Library Talk on 23 August 2019 have different content. Click here to learn more.
  • If you failed to enroll in the guided library tours, you may consider joining Library Orientation for postgraduate students from 29 Aug to 11 Sept: www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/learning/orientation#pg  

 

 

Enquiry:

Email – pgso@cuhk.edu.hk
Tel – (852) 3943 1874

 

 

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CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK’s Orientation Camp for New Postgraduate Students

The two-day Orientation Camp (O-Camp), co-organised by the Postgraduate Student Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUPSA) and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CSSA@CUHK), is designed to help new postgraduate students know more about CUHK, get familiar with the new environment, experience campus life and make new friends. The O-Camp, in the format of day camp, consists of various activities such as ice-breaking games, campus hunt, city hunt and a welcome dinner. Students will join the O-Camp in groups. Within each group, there are 2-3 senior leaders with around 10 new students, who will spend the two days to explore the campus and the city together.

 

Date & Enrollment: For students studying research programmes:
(Session 1) 3-4 August 2019
Enrolment: https://bit.ly/2WW2a54
For students studying taught programmes:
(Session 2) 24-25 August 2019
Enrolment: https://bit.ly/2KstNRF
For students studying taught programmes:
(Session 3) 31 August-1 September 2019
Enrolment: https://bit.ly/2FoZoiX
Fee: HK$230/ RMB200
Venue: CUHK Campus
Enquiry: ocamp2019@163.com

To learn more information about the organisers:
CUPSA: https://cupsa.hk
CSSA@CUHK: www.cssacuhk.org
[CSSA@CUHK has prepared a booklet on some useful guidelines on living in Hong Kong for non-local students. You are suggested to read it before coming to Hong Kong: (Chinese only) https://bit.ly/30cKpk2]

Remark:
Please note that the enrollment for the orientation talks, library tours and the O-Camp is separate.

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Useful Information
FAQ
Q1I will not be able to attend the Orientation Talks. Where can I get the information of the talks?
A1

You can view Webcast online during the Orientation Talks and visit the ‘Programme’ page to download the speakers’ PowerPoint files after the Talks.

Q2Are the Orientation Talks compulsory for new students?
A2

The Orientation Talks are optional for new students. However, the University encourages new students, in particular non-locals, to attend in order to receive useful information about the University and to plan ahead.

Q3Which units should I contact for the following issues?
A3

Enquiry

Contact

Admission, visa label, registration

Graduate School Office
Email: gradschool@cuhk.edu.hk

On-campus accommodation

Postgraduate Halls
Email: enquiry@pgh.cuhk.edu.hk

Off-campus accommodation

Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section, Office of Student Affairs
Email: lces@cuhk.edu.hk

CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK’s
Orientation Camp

CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK
Email: ocamp2019@163.com

Orientation Talks

Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section, Office of Student Affairs
Email: pgso@cuhk.edu.hk

Q4​Could my parents/ friends join the Orientation Talks with me?
A4

The Orientation Talks are arranged for new CUHK students only.

Q5I have enrolled in the orientation activities organised by CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK. Do I need to enroll in the Orientation Talks as well?
A5

The enrollment of the orientation activities organised by CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK and the Orientations Talks is separate. You also need to sign up for the Orientation Talks even if you have enrolled in the two student associations’ orientation activities.  Please submit your enrollment information at Research Programme Orientation Talks or Taught Programme Orientation Talks.

Q6​What should I do if I want to cancel my enrollment?
A6

Please submit your request at

Research Programme Students:

https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=7582085

Taught Programme Students:

https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=7582821

News and Announcement

 

Media and Information Literacy

In view of the recent social unrest and turbulence in Hong Kong, our teachers from The School of Journalism and Communication have delivered lectures on media and information literacy to incoming new students. It is hoped that students could analyze different issues objectively.
Download lecture slides: A Short Lecture-Media and Information Literacy

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Notice for New Incoming Postgraduate Students

Dear students,

Notice for New Incoming Postgraduate Students

Thank you very much for signing up for the Orientation Programme for New Taught Postgraduate Students 2019. Please note that the orientation talks (23 August), guided library tours (26 & 27 August) and the student associations’ orientation camp (24 & 25 August; 31 August & 1 September) will be held as scheduled.

Free shuttle bus service to the event venue will be provided for the participants of the orientation talks. Please see the details below:

Shuttle bus service for orientation talks
Date: 23 August 2019 (Friday)
Time: 8:30am – 9:20am
Pick-up point: University MTR Station Piazza (near the university shuttle bus stop for route no. 2)

In general, planes are the most common means of transport to Hong Kong. However, you may consider choosing another form if deemed more appropriate. Upon arrival, there are different ways to CUHK. You can find more details here: http://lces.osa.cuhk.edu.hk/non-local-services/tips/upon-arrival.

In view of the current social situation in Hong Kong, the departments at CUHK have stepped up support services, providing assistance to students if needed. Details have been posted on this webpage (“News and Announcement”).

If there is any query, please contact the Orientation Programmes for New Postgraduate Students:

– Email: pgso@cuhk.edu.hk
– Tel.: (852) 3943 1874

 

Office of Student Affairs
August 2019

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Guidelines for Non-Local Students Regarding Current Social Unrest in Hong Kong

A very warm welcome to The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)! With more than a quarter of its students being non-local and many from overseas, CUHK is a culturally diverse campus. CUHK is committed to embracing differences and developing mutual understanding and respect. The University has established policies to protect the rights of all students, including their right of expression, and welcomes rational and peaceful discussions or debates on diverse topics.

In the past two months, Hong Kong has experienced social unrest and turbulence. We have provided below specific advice for you to better prepare yourselves for your new life in Hong Kong and at CUHK.

Stay Alert
You should acquaint yourselves with the general background of the disputes in society, from different sources and media, and critically examine the arguments on all sides. Always stay rational and critical when processing the information you come across.

On our CUHK campus and in the public areas of Hong Kong, refrain from removing, destroying, or obscuring the contents of posted papers or posters. All students have the right to express their views in the designated areas on campus. If the posted content contravenes any ordinance or the principle of mutual respect or infringes on the privacy of others, a complaint may be lodged with the relevant offices (such as the Office of Student Affairs or the Colleges), and the University will handle the complaint according to established procedures.

The University senior management maintains regular and close contact with the student leaders of various groups, including local and non-local, undergraduate and postgraduate students. If necessary, the University is ready and prepared to arrange dialogues between different groups of students so that they can exchange and learn from different views on any issue of concern or particular incident. Stay connected with the University for any updates by checking your campus email regularly.

Under all circumstances, remember to take note of the following:

  • Avoid going to or staying in any high risk area
  • Be vigilant on what goes on around you and stay highly alert at all times
  • Stay calm should any disturbance or change of circumstances arise
  • Leave the place at once should there be escalation of the level of disturbance

Students who plan to participate in any activity organized by any party or group should always consider their own safety first, and also comply with the laws and regulations of Hong Kong.

Supportive Measures Provided by CUHK
In response to the recent events of social unrest, the University has stepped up its support to students.

Emotional wellness support services have been enhanced to address the needs of students affected by changes in their environment or specific incidents. Same-day counselling services for emergency cases will be provided by the Wellness and Counselling Centre (WACC) of the Office of Student Affairs. Students can also use the 24-hour Emotional Support Hotline (852) 5400 2055 if needed.

The CUHK Security Office has also enhanced its service, including Control Room service and patrolling of campus public areas. For emergency, students can contact the CUHK Security Office for assistance.

Please note that the University is committed to provide shelter for all students who seek support and assistance regardless of the circumstances. If you need help, please contact the following units for assistance:

For counselling and emotional support Wellness and Counselling Centre (WACC), Office of Student Affairs
Tel: (852) 3943 7208/ (852) 3943 3493
Email: wacc@cuhk.edu.hk
Address: 2/F, Pommerenke Student Centre, CUHK
 
24-hour Emotional Support Hotline
Tel: (852) 5400 2055
For medical services University Health Service
Tel: (852) 3943 6439
For security and emergency on campus CUHK Security Office
Tel: (852) 3943 7999 (24-hour)
For general enquiries and assistance Office of Student Affairs (Mondays to Fridays, 08:45 – 17:30)
Tel: (852) 3943 1533/ (852) 3943 7945
Email: lces@cuhk.edu.hk
Address: 1/F, Benjamin Franklin Centre, CUHK
 
Office of Student Affairs (Mondays to Fridays, 17:30 – 00:00)
Tel: (852) 5168 3478
 
CUHK Security Office Control Room (out of the above hours)
Tel: (852) 3943 7999
For emergency outside campus Hong Kong Police Force
Tel: 999
 
Fire Services Communication Centre (Emergency Ambulance Service)
Tel: (852) 2735 3355

Note: Undergraduate students may also seek advice and assistance from their Colleges.

 

August 2019
Office of Student Affairs

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Beware of Telephone Deception!!

Dear students,

Various types of telephone fraud has risen recently, fraudsters were intimidating, issuing instructions in a way that many believed they are government officials/ dealing with the police. Scenarios like the individual’s account was being frozen or used for money laundering activities, or that parcels/ documents sent by the individual were in custody were presented; befuddled with the provision of the individual’s particulars, the fraudsters then tricked that individual into parting with money or disclosing personal information, e.g. bank account number and password details.

We hereby alert you to be watchful on suspected telephone frauds. Stay calm and verify the caller’s identity would be helpful, if in doubt. Most importantly, personal information, e.g. bank account number and password details, should be kept strictly confidential and not to be disclosed to anyone. Last but not least, do NOT deposit any money to bank account instructed by the fraudsters. Law enforcement agents in Hong Kong/ the Mainland will never request ATM/ Internet banking passwords nor any money to prove your innocence.

You may report any suspected case to the Police Force at Ma On Shan Station on 3661 1700; or call 999 for any emergency. For more information of telephone deception and advice from the Hong Kong Police, please visit: www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/adcc.

 

Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section
Office of Student Affairs

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Notes of Opening Bank Accounts

In order to facilitate new postgraduate students’ opening of bank accounts at the University, some special arrangements will be made for the procedures.

 

Bank

Hang Seng Bank Limited

Period

1-2, 5, 22-23 & 26 Aug 2019 (09:00-17:00)

Venue

Room 103, John Fulton Centre, Main Campus

Remark: For the procedure of opening a bank account, you are advised to bring along the original of your passport as well as proof of permanent address. If you live on campus, please ask your hostel to issue the proof.  If you live off campus, you can provide the phone /water/ electricity bill as proof.

 

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Typhoon and Rain Storm Arrangement During Orientation Programmes

Orientation Talks for New Postgraduate Students

If typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 07:00 on the event day, the programme will be CANCELLED.

 

Library Tours for Research Postgraduate Students

If typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 07:00 on 5 August 2019, the whole day’s tours will be postponed to the same time slots on 6 August 2019.

 

Library Tours for Taught Postgraduate Students

If typhoon warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or the Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 07:00 on 26 or 27 August 2019, the whole day’s tours will be postponed to the same time slots on 28 August 2019.

 

CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK’s Orientation Camp

The organisers will inform the participants beforehand, in case there is any activity update due to the severe weather condition.

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Contact

Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section, Office of Student Affairs

Tel:

(852) 3943 1874

Email:

lces@cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

http://lces.osa.cuhk.edu.hk/

for Orientation Talks and Library Tours

Tel:

(852) 3943 1874

Email:

pgso@cuhk.edu.hk

 

 

The Postgraduate Student Association of CUHK (CUPSA)

Email:

cupsa@cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

https://cupsa.hk/

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CSSA@CUHK)

Email:

cuhkcssa1997@gmail.com

Website:

https://www.cssacuhk.org/

 

for CUPSA & CSSA@CUHK’s Orientation Camp

Email:

ocamp2019@163.com