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Take your first step to HKU through the admissions talks, faculty talks, consultation sessions, and faculty information booths at 2015 Pathway to HKU (24 February).

港大將於2015年2月24日為高中生舉辦“走向港大——入學資訊日及校園游”活動。屆時港大招生主任將為來訪的學生及家長安排招生講座,學院代表將為大家介紹學院及課程信息,同時還將有校園參觀、入學諮詢等活動。

Admissions Talks and Faculty Talks 入學講座和學院講座

Please click here to register. 請點擊此按鈕註冊參加入學講座和學院講座。

Consultation Sessions 入學諮詢

Time 時間:12:00-15:00
Venue 會場:CPD LG.59, Centennial Campus 香港大學百周年校園
*No registration required. 無需註冊。

Faculty Information Booths 學院資訊站

Time 時間:12:00-15:00
Venue 會場:Foyer of Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus 百周年校園李兆基會議中心大堂
*No registration required. 無需註冊。

For further information, please visit:
http://www.als.hku.hk/pathwaytohku/

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Information Sessions and Campus Tours 2015 Pathway to HKU by email at prcua@hku.hk

Two meetings were held on February 22 and 23, 2011 by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Amy Tsui and Dean of Student Affairs Dr Albert Chau with student representatives from Hall Associations and Faculty Associations. The meetings were enthusiastically attended by over fifty students who raised questions and shared their views on issues relating to the student learning experience. Students were particularly interested in topics such as learning spaces on campus, Experiential Learning opportunities and requirements, Common Core course workload, GPA and assessment, and the new undergraduate curriculum. At the meetings, students were given an overview of the University educational aims, the new curriculum, and findings of the HKUSLEQ survey. As HKU moves towards the full implementation of the new undergraduate curriculum, the University will continue to engage students in the ongoing enhancement of the student learning experience.

Staff-student meeting on Common Core

On March 8, 2010 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Amy B.M. Tsui and a number of staff, including Executive Director of CETL and members of the Common Core Curriculum Committee and the Teaching and Learning Quality Committee, met with fourteen students to discuss issues related to the Common Core Curriculum. The meeting was initiated by office bearers of the Students’ Union and its associated Faculty Societies in an attempt to address students’ queries over the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum in 2012.

Students were informed of why HKU would be implementing the Common Core in the context of undergraduate curriculum reform. In particular, the Common Core would enable students to broaden their horizons beyond their chosen discipline and would give them the opportunity to explore issues of profound significance to humankind in the 21st century. Teachers from various Faculties explained how the Common Core would be incorporated into their future curricula, and assured students that the Common Core would fit into professional degrees as well as double-degree programs involving multiple Faculties.

Since most Common Core courses would have a heavy weighting of coursework assessment, students were concerned about the workload implications. It was explained that student workload hours for each standard 6-credit course would be between 120 and 180, so coursework assessment should not lead to additional workload. The meeting ended with Professor Tsui’s remarks on the importance of constant dialogue between students and staff, and her words of thanks to the students for initiating and joining the meeting.

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Assessment is a dynamic and evolving component of the undergraduate learning experience. Recognizing that conventional assessment practices may not adequately serve the changing needs of students and the changing expectations of university graduates, the Steering Committee on 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum has put forward eight recommendations for consultation with Faculties, students and other stakeholders. Consultation is anticipated to complete in January and the Steering Committee plans to present its recommendations to Senate for consideration at its meeting in March 2010. The recommendations focus on the following areas:

  • University and Faculty Assessment Policies
  • Assessment Approaches
  • Forms of Assessment
  • Capstone Experience and Graduation Requirement
  • GPA Weightings and Honours Classification
  • Grading and GPAs at HKU
  • Provision of Feedback
  • Treatment of Failures
Student Consultation

On January 20, 2010 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Amy B.M. Tsui and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Albert Chau met with over 20 students representing Faculty Societies, Students’ Associations of residence halls, the Independent Clubs Association and the Central Executive Committee of the HKU Students’ Union. Students shared their views on the recommendations put forward by the Steering Committee and had an open discussion with Professor Tsui and Dr. Chau on issues ranging from workload concern driven by diverse forms of assessment to provision of feedback from teachers. Input from students, as well as those from Faculties, will be considered by the Steering Committee when it finalizes its recommendations to Senate.

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