- TAM Ching Hin Anfield, BSocSc (Govt&Laws) Year 4: The Laidlaw Scholars Programme 2022 (Columbia Global Leadership in Action Programme) (https://youtu.be/FJbvDlhizfI)
- CHEUNG On Hei, BSocSc, Faculty of Social Sciences
- SO Charlotte Theodora, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
- WONG Wing Yan, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
- Jessica YAM, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
- YEUNG Kin Ling Kinny, BSc(Sp&HearSc), Faculty of Education
- YEUNG Lok Sze, BBiomedSc, LKS Faculty of Medicine
The Transdisciplinary Experiential Learning Fund enables innovative and immersive experiential learning projects/activities aligned with the Common Core. Students and/or teachers can apply for funding which enables students either individually or in teams to engage with transdisciplinary experiential learning involving real-life challenges beyond the campus. Activities should foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, and should have local and/or global impact. Activities can take place in Hong Kong, in the Mainland, or internationally.
More details can be found on: https://commoncore.hku.hk/experiential-learning/
Calling all Next Generation Leaders!
Conduct important research under a leading academic, cultivate your leadership potential with bespoke training, and drive change where it really matters. All fully funded.
The Laidlaw Scholars Programme at the University of Hong Kong, a research scholarship scheme for outstanding first- and second-year HKU undergraduate students which started at HKU in 2018, enabled some 100 HKU students to gain research experience at HKU, University of Leeds, University College London, University of St. Andrews and University of York in the fields of arts, business, computer science, psychology, speech and hearing sciences, mathematics, and mechanical engineering in the past 5 summers.
The Programme comprises five main elements: a summer research project, leadership workshops, a leadership-in-action project, an ethical leadership masterclass and networking through a global network.
The Scholarship will cover the following components:
- Weekly stipend: HK$2,000 (local research) / HK$5,000 (overseas research) per week for up to 6 weeks to support summer research
- Travel: Up to HK$15,000 will be provided to support the leadership-in-action programme in/outside of Hong Kong
- An ethical leadership masterclass by London Business School (online course)
- 6 weeks of research in summer 2023 at HKU, University of Leeds, University of St. Andrews, or University College London
- 6 weeks of leadership expedition in summer 2024
- Online leadership masterclass by London Business School
Applications are now accepted until 23:59, February 5, 2023
Visit https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/laidlaw/ for details.
Horizons Mingde gathered a team of HKU students from different faculties to volunteer their time during Easter period to help assemble Care packs including food and hygiene items, and then to distribute to the Western District community.
Message from HKU Horizons Office
The Laidlaw Scholars Programme, a research scholarship scheme for outstanding second- and third-year HKU undergraduate students which started at HKU in 2018, enabled 56 HKU students to gain research experience at HKU, University of Leeds, University College London, University of St. Andrews and University of York in the fields of arts, business, computer science, psychology, speech and hearing sciences, mathematics, and mechanical engineering in the past 3 summers. In 2020-21, HKU will continue with an annual quota of 25 undergraduate students who can choose to work on a pre-existing project or a self-initiated project.
As the global public health situation in summer 2021 remains uncertain, we would encourage students to conduct their research projects at HKU or via remote supervision by HKU professors in accordance with prevailing university policies and advice from the Taskforce on Infectious Disease. Incoming students who are interested in seeking project supervision from HKU professors will be advised to strictly abide by the quarantine arrangements and other specified conditions imposed on inbound travellers as advised by the HKSAR government.
Support required from academic staff members for participating students:
Faculty members are cordially invited to put forward research projects to the Laidlaw Scholars Programme. Participants in your projects are expected to be exposed to different aspects of research and may be attached to a research group/lab to gain hands-on experience.
Key requirements: Supervision for 8 to 10 weeks during summer 2021 and winter 2021-22 – mainly to provide coaching on delivering a research project and to conduct meetings to review learning progress.
The application and selection schedule is as follows:
|Mid November 2020||List of projects announced|
|Late November 2020 – January 2021||Open for applications|
|February 2021||Vet applications and confirm acceptance|
|March – June 2021||Prepare for summer research|
|July – August 2021||Programme starts|
Submission: Please submit your proposed research project topic(s), a brief description on each project, the maximum number of students to take on, and the respective selection criteria (if any) to this online form by November 9, 2020.
More details are available at https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/laidlaw/. Your support will be crucial for making the programme a great success.
Message from HKU Horizons Office
Calling for Applications: U21 Global Citizenship (Closing date: September 17, 2020)
Universitas 21 (U21) will offer an online leadership development course entitled “U21 Global Citizenship” to nurture student innovators who are passionate about tackling the global issues as outlined in the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. HKU as a member university in the U21 network will select up to 75 students to participate in the U21 Global Citizenship course to be delivered on October 3-25.
What’s in the U21 Global Citizenship for you?
- Connect and discuss global issues with students around the world
- Meet like-minded individuals to develop ideas for social change
- Experience international cooperation and leadership
- Explore ideas for the U21 RISE competition with a chance to win funding for a social enterprise innovation
Delivered by Common Purpose, a global not-for-profit oranisation that specializes in cross-boundary leadership, the course will consist of a minimum of 9 hours of learning across 3 weeks of online engagement.
Participants having completed the course will receive a U21/Common Purpose micro-credential and badge which they may display on their LinkedIn profiles.
Students from all years of study and disciplines are welcome to submit an application by filling in this online form (https://bit.ly/3lMgQBz) by 10am, September 17, 2020. Selection interviews will take place on September 21-24.
For more details on the U21 Global Citizenship, please click here.
For enquiries, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
Message from HKU Horizons Office
This message is sent on behalf of Project Mingde Student Association.
Project Mingde Student Association – Members Recruitment
Project Mingde was established in 2003, with “We grow as we build” as our motto upholding HKU’s. Project Mingde provides a platform for students to participate in hands-on multi- disciplinary civil engineering projects and to serve impoverished communities in the Mainland.
Since our establishment, we have delivered 11 projects across Mainland China and Vietnam, including pedestrian bridges, dormitory, educational building and swimming pool. We are currently running 2 projects in Guangxi, namely the “Duling Primary School Composite Building” and “Dynamic Analysis of Wangdong Bridge”. Apart from project works, PMSA has conducted several engineering software workshops, site visits and voluntary teaching/ visit trips in rural regions.
We are now recruiting new members. Regardless of your academic year and faculties, ALL students interested are welcome to join us by registering via https://forms.gle/WpVcmH5KBxfiX5KFA.
Project Mingde offers valuable learning opportunities, making your university life more fruitful and meaningful. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
成立至今，明德工程已在內地及越南完成共11個項目，當中包括行人橋、宿舍、教學 樓、泳池等等。現時在廣西亦分別有「貴港小學綜合樓」及「汪洞橋動態結構分析」 兩個進行中的項目。我們亦有舉辦工程軟件工作坊、實地考察及內地山區義教暨考察團，擴闊同學們的視野。
明德工程學生會現正招募成員。不拘就讀年級及學系，任何有興趣的同學都可以經以下 Google 表格報名 (https://forms.gle/WpVcmH5KBxfiX5KFA)。
Message from HKU Horizons Office
HKU Horizons Experience Awards
In support of its internationalization agenda, the University last year launched HKU Horizons, with the specific aim to promote and provide educationally meaningful and robust Mainland and international (ML/INT) learning experiences for undergraduate students.
In order to encourage students to reflect on and share their ML/INT learning experiences, the HKU Horizons Experience Awards have been established. The HKU Horizons Experience Awards competition will be organized annually in January, with a top prize of $10,000 and two further prizes of $5,000 to be awarded.
To enter the competition, undergraduate students must submit a video of not more than three minutes capturing and reflecting on their ML/INT learning experience. Submissions may be made on an individual or a group basis.
Awards will be made on the basis of the substance and value of the learning experience captured, and also the quality of the video presentation. The winning videos, acknowledged as “HKU Horizons Experience”, may be used by the university for promotional purposes, both internal and external. The student producer, individual or group, will be acknowledged as appropriate. The videos may also be refined as appropriate and authorised by the HKU Horizons Committee.
Submissions for the 2019-20 Round are welcome from January 2 to February 10, 2020 (2400). Please send in your submissions to email@example.com. Further details can be obtained at http://tl.hku.hk/horizons/hkuhea.
HKU Horizons Office
Engage, Experiment, Enjoy!
The Student Learning Festival, co-organized by the Common Core, HKU Horizons, and Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre, is held on the final day of teaching each semester. It showcases interdisciplinary and international student work from across the campus. There are posters, videos, experiments, debates, and drama performances. There are virtual reality programmes, maps of Hong Kong, student-made phones, beach projects, and rooftop gardens. There is metamorphosis and the best things in life.
The students are doing amazing work! Drop by and see it, chat with them about their projects, their interests, and their next steps.