Teaching Development Grants
Completed TDG Projects

Diverse Learning Experience

Experiential Learning Programmes for Science Students


This project developed two experiential learning programmes for Science students that complement traditional classroom-based pedagogy of the BSc curriculum:

  1. A Research Fellowship Programme which comprises two Schemes: Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) Scheme and Overseas Research Fellowship (ORF) Scheme. It provides opportunities to outstanding undergraduate Science students to conduct scientific research either within HKU or at overseas universities, and to present their research findings in a professional setting.
  2. A new course “Career Development for Science Students” within the formal undergraduate curriculum which, through diverse forms of learning activities, helps students to acquire competence and confidence in pursuing their career aspiration and personal development, and provides practical training and coaching in their job seeking process.

Principal Investigator

Dr. N.K. Tsing, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Project level

University-level project

Project Completion

August 2010


Research Fellowship Programme
Three rounds of the programme have been run in the three summers of 2008-2010. A total of 84 students successfully completed the SRF / ORF Schemes. Details of the programme can be found at the website: http://www.scifac.hku.hk/ug/current/research

Career Development Programme for Science Students
A new course SCNC2005 (Career Development for Science Students) was developed jointly with CEDARS and was offered three times within academic years 2008-10. The course comprises about 30 hours of learning activities of diverse forms such as lectures, workshops, forums and company visits on the themes of Career Preparation, Personal Management, and Social Skills. Details of the course can be found at website: http://www.scifac.hku.hk/ug/current/bsc/curriculum/el/career-development