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Message from HKU Horizons Office

Dear Students,

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 hoawards@hku.hk.  Further details can be obtained at http://tl.hku.hk/horizons/hkuhea.

Regards,

HKU Horizons Office

 

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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.

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Message from HKU Horizons Office

Dear colleagues

In 2018 HKU will launch an inaugural Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme in partnership with the University of Leeds (Leeds) and University College London (UCL) to equip students with research and leadership skills to help them pursue their academic and professional aspirations beyond their current course of study.

This is a prestigious scholarship programme enabling 10 outstanding second- and third-year HKU students to seek research supervision from expert researchers at HKU, Leeds and UCL. As part of the programme, HKU colleagues are invited to supervise high-performing students from the three institutions. Details are available  https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/laidlaw/.

Support required from academic staff members for participating students:

  • Supervision for 8 to 10 weeks during summer 2018 and winter 2018-19 – coaching on delivering a research project and meetings to review learning progress.

Support provided by Horizons Office to incoming students:

  • Pre-arrival student advising including visa application and reservation of on-campus accommodation. Provision of orientation pack including getting around and settling in Hong Kong and HKU.

Scholarship:

  • Free registration for leadership development programme (https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/ldp/)
  • $5,000 (overseas) / $2,000 (local) per week for 8-10 weeks for research attachment
  • $10,000 for laboratory-related expenses
  • $10,000 stipend for leadership development programme and other travel 

Application deadline: 5:00pm, January 22, 2018.

Please promote this opportunity among your students. Your support will be crucial for making the programme a great success.

Regards

Horizons Office

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Message from HKU Horizons Office

Dear colleagues

In 2018 HKU will launch an inaugural Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme in partnership with the University of Leeds (Leeds) and University College London (UCL) to equip students with research and leadership skills to help them pursue their academic and professional aspirations beyond their current course of study.

This is a prestigious scholarship programme enabling 10 outstanding second- and third-year HKU students to seek research supervision from expert researchers at HKU, Leeds and UCL. As part of the programme, HKU colleagues are invited to supervise high-performing students from the three institutions. Details are available at https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/laidlaw/.

Support required from academic staff members for participating students:

  • Supervision for 8 to 10 weeks during summer 2018 and winter 2018-19 – coaching on delivering a research project and meetings to review learning progress.

Support provided by Horizons Office to incoming students:

  • Pre-arrival student advising including visa application and reservation of on-campus accommodation. Provision of orientation pack including getting around and settling in Hong Kong and HKU.

Scholarship:

  • Free registration for leadership development programme (https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/ldp/)
  • $5,000 (overseas) / $2,000 (local) per week for 8-10 weeks for research attachment
  • $10,000 for laboratory-related expenses
  • $10,000 stipend for leadership development programme and other travel 

Briefing for HKU colleagues and students: 4:30-5:30pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Room 237, 2/F, Main Building.

Application deadline: 5:00pm, January 22, 2018.

Please promote this opportunity among your students. Your support will be crucial for making the programme a great success.

Regards

Horizons Office

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The Senate approved at its meeting on July 4, 2017 a credit award scheme for out-of-classroom learning experiences, for piloting for three years from 2017-18. One credit for each out-of-classroom experience/activity may be earned. The credits are academic credits, but will not contribute to the University’s degree requirements (i.e. will not count towards the 240 credits required for graduation). All kinds of out-of-classroom experiences/activities will qualify for such credits, on condition that the outcome of each experience/activity can be mapped to at least one of the University’s six Educational Aims. Applications will be considered all year round by the Sub-group of the HKU Horizons Committee. To learn more, please visit: https://tl.hku.hk/out-of-class-credits/.

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The HKU-Common Purpose Leadership Development Programme (LDP) 2017, in its inaugural year, has enrolled 82 students from Hong Kong, Mainland China and many other parts of the world. The Programme features a cultural intelligence online module in April and May, followed by a four-week trip in June to Manila. In the first two weeks students will visit businesses and organizations for exposure to diverse models of leadership. In the final two weeks they will work in 10 groups on projects developed by local organizations. Participating organizations include the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation, Conservation International Philippines, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, Solutions Using Renewable Energy, and Rise Against Hunger.

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The Launch Event for LDP 2017 was held on March 15-16 and some 100 participants took part in dialogue and interactive break-out sessions. The Launch set clear goals for students’ June immersion experience in Manila to execute projects themed under the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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In his welcoming remarks, Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), commended the students for embracing the challenge in joining LDP. He said:

“We want to open up to our students the capacity to become leaders and to develop leadership skills as leadership is a core part of our undergraduate student learning experience. So please do commit yourself to this programme……and at the end of it I want to be even more proud of you than I already am right now.”

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Officiating at the Launch Event was Mr Paul Li, Head of Asia, Simmons and Simmons, and a Board Member of Common Purpose. He shared his views on leadership and why it has become so important. “The concept of cultural intelligence ……is not necessarily something you can learn from a book……but an extremely important part of it is cultural empathy – trying to understand each other’s point of view across cultures, economics and social differences. In our hyper-connected world, we constantly live in a multicultural society …… and it does bring challenges. When we learn empathy from another, we can truly learn to lead,” he said.

Also attending the Launch Event were Ms Patricia Dwyer, Founder and Director, The Purpose Business; Ms Tina Arcilla, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Network; Mr Paul Moreno, Community Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, UBS AG; and Ms Lenlen Mesina, Executive Director, Enrich.

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Developed by Common Purpose, LDP 2017 is an immersive experience aiming to take students out of their comfort zones and into a new city to develop their cultural intelligence: the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures. On completion of the immersion experience in June, students will reflect on their learning journey in Manila. HKU will organize an experience sharing session on campus in October 2017.

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Message from HKU Horizons Office

Dear Students and Colleagues,

HKU will team up with Common Purpose, a global leadership development organization that runs programmes all over the world, to offer the HKU-Common Purpose Leadership Development
Programme 2017. The Programme will launch on Campus at HKU in March 2017. Most of the work will take place in Manila in June 2017.

The programme will enable 100 HKU students to:

  • work in groups of 10 across boundaries
  • devise, plan and implement group projects
  • gain access to leading organizations in Manila
  • boost their cultural intelligence
  • develop their leadership skills
  • learn about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Each participant will receive HK$5,000 to support airfare, accommodation and in-country costs. Application period is from October 3 to December 30, 2016. Details can be viewed at https://tl.hku.hk/horizons/LDP2017.

Two identical briefing sessions will be held to introduce the
Programme:

  • Wed September 28 at 2 pm in Convocation Room, Room 218, 2/F, Main Building
  • Mon October 17 at 2 pm in G-07, G/F, Main Building.

All are welcome.

Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President & Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning)
The University of Hong Kong

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