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Orientation 2024

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Welcome to The Chinese University of Hong Kong!

As you prepare to embark on your postgraduate study, we understand that you may be feeling a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Rest assured, the University is committed to supporting you every step of the way as you navigate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

To facilitate your adjustment, the Office of Student Affairs has organized orientation programmes in collaboration with various university units. These programmes include a series of online orientation talks and guided library tours, specifically designed to provide new postgraduate students like yourself with comprehensive and relevant information to help you plan for the future.

More details about these programmes will be released on the website from July onwards. We encourage you to visit the website regularly to stay updated and access valuable information about the University.

Orientation Programmes for New Postgraduate Students
Office of Student Affairs

Programme

Orientation Programme for New Postgraduate Students

Orientation Talks (6 August 2024)

 

 

Online Orientation for PG students

Date: 6 August 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:00 – 12:30 (Please login 10 minutes earlier)

Target: PG new students

Language: English

Format: Zoom webinar

Registration: https://cuhk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uxmj8rajS6Wkdy-ubsnaqw

Online Orientation for PG students (Replay)

Date: 6 August 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 19:00 – 21:30

Target: PG new students

Language: English

Format: CUHK Panopto (Zoom recording video replay)

Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13690425

The video recording link will be provided to successful registrants via email by 6:30pm on 6 Aug 2024 (Tue).

 

Schedule

Session

Time

Topic

Speaker

Key to Success in PG Study

1

10:00-10:15

Postgraduate Studies at CUHK

(15 mins)

Dean of the Graduate School

[Speaker in 2024:

Prof. Anthony So

Dean of the Graduate School]

2

10:15-10:45

Improving Postgraduate Learning and Honesty in Academic Work

(30 mins)

Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research (CLEAR)

[Speaker in 2024:

Prof. Paul Lam

Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research]

3

10:45-11:15

Using Your Library for a Successful Study at CUHK

(30 mins)

University Library

[Speaker in 2024:

Ms. Bernice Chan

University Library]

Life@CUHK

4

11:15-11:30

Career Planning and Development @HK

(15 mins)

Career Planning and Development Centre (CPDC), Office of Student Affairs

[Speaker in 2024:

Ms. Winky SO

Career Planning and Development Centre,

Office of Student Affairs]

5

11:30-11:55

Mental Wellness and Postgraduate Studies

(25 mins)

Wellness and Counselling Centre (WACC),

Office of Student Affairs

[Speaker in 2024:

To be assigned by WACC

Wellness and Counselling Centre

Office of Student Affairs]

6

11:55-12:10

Diversity and Inclusion

(15 mins)

Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO)

[Speaker in 2024:

Ms. Yoyo Lam

Diversity and Inclusion Office]

7

12:10-12:25

Campus Crime Prevention & Road Safety

(15 mins)

Security Office

[Speaker in 2024:

Mr. Addy Li

Security Office]

8

12:25-12:30

Introduction of Postgraduate Student Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

(5 mins)

Postgraduate Student Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUPSA)

 

 Online “Useful Guide to Living in HK” for non-local students (6 August 2024)

To prepare our non-local students a smooth adaptation to a new environment, the Learning Enhancement Officer from the Office of Student Affairs is going to meet the new non-local students on ZOOM to give them some useful information to prepare for the new journey in CUHK.

We highly encourage all new non-local students to attend ONE of the following sessions to meet with our Learning Enhancement Officer to get prepared of your new life in CUHK.

Online “Useful Guide to Living in HK” for non-local students (English Session)

Date: 6 August 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 (Please login 10 minutes earlier)

Target: All non-local new students (Parents are welcome to attend)

Language: English 

Format: Zoom webinar

Registration for English Session:

https://cuhk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y3z_psyvSLyQFKg07_jQRg

Online “Useful Guide to Living in HK” for non-local students (Putonghua Session)

Date: 6 August 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 (Please login 10 minutes earlier)

Target: All non-local new students (Parents are welcome to attend)

Language:  Putonghua 

Format: Zoom webinar

Registration for Putonghua Session:

https://cuhk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fDSjaCg1RGCaSsbqxTPMtQ#/registration

Content:
  • Life in Hong Kong (Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section (LCES), Office of Student Affairs)
  • Understanding the Tricks of Deception (Hong Kong Police Force)

Guided Library Tours (2 / 21 / 23 August 2024)

 

Date and Time:

2 August 2024 (Friday)
Session A (English) : 2 August 2024 (Friday) – 10:00-10:45
Session B (Cantonese) : 2 August 2024 (Friday) – 11:15-12:00
Session C (Putonghua) : 2 August 2024 (Friday) – 14:30-15:15
Session D (All three languages) : 2 August 2024 (Friday) – 15:45-16:30

 
21 August 2024 (Wednesday)
Session E (English) : 21 August 2024 (Wednesday) – 10:00-10:45
Session F (Cantonese) : 21 August 2024 (Wednesday) – 11:15-12:00
Session G (Putonghua) : 21 August 2024 (Wednesday) – 14:30-15:15
Session H (All three languages) : 21 August 2024 (Wednesday) – 15:45-16:30

 
23 August 2024 (Friday)
Session I (English) : 23 August 2024 (Friday) – 10:00-10:45
Session J (Cantonese) : 23 August 2024 (Friday) – 11:15-12:00
Session K (Putonghua) : 23 August 2024 (Friday) – 14:30-15:15
Session L (All three languages) : 23 August 2024 (Friday) – 15:45-16:30

 
Please click below link to enroll and choose ONE session only. Each session has limited quotas [Max. 60 each].

Venue: University Library
Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13687277
Remarks:

1. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email right after submitting this registration form. Please also check your junk mailbox if you cannot find the confirmation email in the inbox.

2. Please arrive at the venue at least 5 mins in advance for registration. Latecomers may not be entertained.

3. For bad weather arrangements, if the local Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, the Black Rainstorm Signal or the announcement of “extreme condition” by the Government after super typhoons is issued at or after 7:00am on 2, 21 and 23 August 2024, the tours will be cancelled.

4. The quota is limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

5. Any change of dates and timeslots will NOT be entertained. Student who have successfully registered for a visiting timeslot and wish to join another timeslots may try walk-in by showing the original confirmation email. However, we could not guarantee the place and it depends on the on-site situation.

Important Reminders and Useful Information
Orientation Videos

Crossing Cultures and Fitting In

 

Road Safety and Crime Prevention

– Deceptions

– Campus Theft

– Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking

– Road Safety

 

The Independent Learning Center @ CUHK

 

 

 

 

Contact

Graduate School Office

Website:

https://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/ContactUs

Postgraduate Halls

Website:

https://www.pgh.cuhk.edu.hk/contact-us/

The Postgraduate Student Association of CUHK (CUPSA)

Social Media:

Instagram

Facebook

WeChat Official Account:

cupsaofficial

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

Email:

cssa1997@link.cuhk.edu.hk

WeChat Official Account:

CUHK-CSSA

Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section, Office of Student Affairs

Email:

pgso@cuhk.edu.hk

Website:

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