Induction Activities at a Glance

At the start of every academic year, Faculties, Departments and other University Offices (e.g. the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), Information Technology Services (ITS), the HKU Libraries etc.) organise induction activities for new HKU students. The Induction Programme series of CEDARS, the Inauguration Ceremony, and the Peer Connect and High Table are just some of the exciting examples on offer. All these activities are designed to help you integrate with the rest of the University and to cultivate your sense of identity as a member of HKU.

 

University Induction Talks

University Registration and Induction Programme for New Students

The University Registration and Induction Programmes for New Students will be held during August 17 to 25, 2021, depending on your curriculum of study. The Programme comprises three parts, namely Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A, Faculty Induction Talk and Programme Induction Talk (if any) and CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk.

Learn more: https://www.cedars.hku.hk/registration-and-induction/

17 Aug - 25 Aug

HKU Campus and/or online platform

 

1st Semester

Weeks of Welcome (WoW)

The Weeks of Welcome for Non-local Students (WoW) is comprised of a series of fun and fact-finding activities to assist the newly arrived students to settle down, induct into the local way and get to know about the new environment and people. We have prepared a series of local tours to help you explore new culture, people and places. Local students will serve as student hosts to lead these activities and introduce Hong Kong and HKU to new students.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/wow

Mid-Aug - Sep 2021 & one week before the 2nd semester

Various locations or online platform

CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table

CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table, a flagship programme for first-year undergraduate students entering HKU, puts new students from different faculties and countries of origin into small groups. It comprises 4 non-academic induction activities, namely Goal Setting Exercise, Inspirational Activities, IG Challenge on Adjusting to HKU Life and High Table.

Upon completion of CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table, you can redeem your own Green Gown, one of the most wanted HKU collectables that is available nowhere else!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/fye/peer-connect-and-high-table

Late Aug - Oct 2021

HKU Main Campus and various locations or online platform

Orientation for Non-local Students

This is an orientation session designed for the newly arrived non-local students. Topics include adjustment issues, learning support, immigration formalities, health and safety tips, life in Hong Kong and HKU and many more. Apart from introducing you to Hong Kong, the University and our campus, you will also get to know other newly arrived non-local students on the occasion.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/wow

27 Aug 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

HKU Campus and/or online platform

WoW Party - 2021 Special Live

The definitive and signature HKU Party for new students with a Special Live edition for you before school starts. Our guest performers are going to fill the night with some cool music and energetic elements! Come join the party and enjoy the face-to-face interaction with new friends from around the world!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/wow

27 Aug 2021

7 - 8pm

HKU Campus

Inauguration Ceremony for New Students

The Inauguration Ceremony for New Students, organised by CEDARS, is the University's formal welcome to all first-year students at which they will meet the principal officers and senior academics of the University. The Ceremony also consists of a Robing Ceremony which signifies the official induction of the new students to the University family. All new students are expected to attend.

Learn more: https://www.cedars.hku.hk/InaugurationCeremony

31 Aug 2021

10 - 11am

Grand Hall

Financing Your University Studies

At this session, you will be given information on the types of financial assistance, First-in-the-Family Education Fund and scholarships available. Tips on financial management and ways to secure part-time jobs will also be shared.

Learm more: cedars.hku.hk/campuslife/talkonfinance

31 Aug 2021

2:30 - 5pm

MWT1, Meng Wah Complex

CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme (CGCSS) Week

Take a leap into the world! CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme (CGCSS) enriches your global exposure and international career learning experience. Every year, the Scheme offers International Internships, Career Exploration Programmes and other career learning experiences in over 50 locations around the globe.

The annual CGCSS Week will bring to you useful information about the most up-to-date career driven international learning opportunities, including:

  • Information session on internship and career exploration programmes in Mainland China and overseas countries

  • Talks on different working cultures and preparation tips

  • CGCSS account registration and application methods

Learm more: cedars.hku.hk/careerspringboard

Enquiry: careerspringboard@cedars.hku.hk

Oct 2021

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Trail Walker @HKU

A 50-kilometre walk along the Hong Kong Trail on Hong Kong Island is a challenge to your resilience, endurance, courage and team spirit.

Details of the walk, useful information and practical tips will be provided during the briefing session.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/ge

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

20 Nov 2021

Hong Kong Trail

 

2nd Semester

University Life Trio

University Life Trio is an event organised by CEDARS exclusively for parents of the first-year undergraduate students, with the aim of facilitating communication between parents and the University, while emphasising student autonomy and self-determination.

Enquiry: cedars-cope@hku.hk

Jan 2022

HKU Campus

Be Smart: Plan for Your First CV!

Key contents of this workshop:

  • Steps for writing your very first CV

  • What makes good and bad CVs

  • Related resources and support offered by CEDARS-Careers and Placement Section

 

Event details will be announced in "Daily Jobs & Career Events" emails from CEDARS.​

Enquiry: workshops@cedars.hku.hk

2nd Semester

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Preparing for Your Upcoming Job Interviews

Key contents of this workshop:

  • What interviewers look for in a candidate

  • Learn great answers to tough questions

  • Related resources and support offered by CEDARS-Careers and Placement Section

 

Event details will be announced in "Daily Jobs & Career Events" emails from CEDARS.​

Enquiry: workshops@cedars.hku.hk

2nd Semester

HKU Main Campus or online platform

 

Throughout the Year

Career and Job Fairs

Large and small-scale career fairs with different themes are organised for you to get a glimpse of the world of work. You may interact with the insiders of your desired industries and companies, and apply for internships on site. Types of fairs include annual Career Fair, Startup Job Fair and other industry and theme-based career events.

Event details will be announced in "Daily Jobs & Career Events" emails from CEDARS.

Enquiry: careers@hku.hk

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Coachiever

It is never too early to start preparing for your career. Coachiever is a programme comprising a series of training workshops and in-depth individual coaching that guides you through career goal setting, career planning and preparation. It helps enhance awareness of yourself as well as the job market and workplace so as to boost your self-confidence and motivation in embarking on your career journey.

 

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/coachiever

Enquiry: coachiever@cedars.hku.hk

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Person Enrichment (PE) Programmes

A wide range of Person Enrichment Programmes under the key theme "Same but Different" are organised to facilitate your university success.

Programme highlights:

  • Peer Language Tutoring (Both English and Cantonese) - for cultural exchange and building your social confidence in speaking English/Cantonese

  • Cross-cultural Speed Dating - making friends from different cultural backgrounds and polishing your communication skills

  • Mindfulness Exercises for Wellbeing - learning to relieve stress

Enquiry: cedars-cope@hku.hk

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Tea from Around the World

This cultural exchange programme has been curated since 2017, and student hosts from different places have shared the tea and snacks of their hometown. You can know more about your HKU international peers and their home countries' culture and traditions with tea! Or be one of our student hosts!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/ge

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

GE Gatherland

Music Salon & Busking

Music Salon is a hub for all of our music-lovers. Each semester, three sessions of Music Salon with different themes would be curated to welcome students with various musical tastes and interests. What's more, lunch time concerts and busking around campus will also be organised!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/ge

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

GE Gatherland/ online platform/  HKU Campus

Urban Farming and Gardening

HKU Edible Spaces on campus provide opportunities and inspirations for students to engage in organic farming, horticulture practices and interdisciplinary studies. Students can also be volunteer farmers/gardeners to help with daily operations.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/ge

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

HKU Edible Spaces

F:A:C:E Choice

(F:A:C:E = Fascinating Arts and Cultural Experiences)

F:A:C:E Choice recommends arts and cultural programmes to students throughout the year. Ticket subsidy will be offered to full-time HKU students to enjoy different art forms of performances or films. A maximum sum of HK$150 will be provided on a reimbursement basis.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/ge

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

Online platform

 

Information Technology Services (ITS)

ITS Orientations for New Staff and Students

To provide new students with useful information on the wide range of services offered by ITS, seminars including an introductory session will be conducted.

Learn more: its.hku.hk/news/news210/training

Enquiry: ithelp@hku.hk

Aug/Sep 2021

HKU Main Campus

 

Libraries

HKU Freshmen Library Orientation

Join the Library Orientation to learn about the services and facilities in support of your study. The Orientation includes hands-on workshops and online activities.

Learn more: tinyurl.com/libraryug

Enquiry: libis@hku.hk

Aug/Sep 2021

Online platform