To facilitate student learning, a full range of resources and facilities are available in the School and in the University.
Learning Support Facilities
The University has a very good library system, with details available from the University Library System website (http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/). There is also a comprehensive stock of books and nursing journals located mainly at the Li Ping Medical Library (in the Prince of Wales Hospital) and the University Library. The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is open to students to help with study and writing skills. The Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) offers IT facilities and services to students. In addition, the School offers up-to-date audio-visual equipment, computers and an on-line network. There is also a well-equipped Virtual Reality Laboratory in the School to provide students with opportunity to acquire and develop clinical and professional skills.
To provide our students with extensive clinical learning opportunities, the School works closely with a range of hospital and community settings throughout the territory, such as the Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin Hospital, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, United Christian Hospital, Cheshire Home, Tai Po Hospital, North District Hospital, Kwai Chung Hospital, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, Union Hospital, and community clinics and kindergartens.
Student Services and Activities
The University's Office of Student Affairs attends to student welfare and helps students take full advantage of their university education. The services it provided fall mainly into six areas: career planning and development, student counseling and development, student activities, student amenities management, incoming student services, and statistics and publications. Counseling service in relation to social, psychological, financial, and academic issues are also provided by the Dean of Students' Office at each College.
Physical Education and Leisure Activities
To promote student interest in physical education, the University provides a variety of sporting facilities, including two sports fields, three gymnasiums, a swimming pool, fourteen tennis courts, nine squash courts, five weight training rooms, several multi-purpose courts and a water sports center. The Institute of Chinese Studies also offers a restful environment for enjoying exhibitions of Chinese art.
The University and its constituent colleges operate more than 20 student hostels and 6 postgraduate halls, accommodating over 6000 students. These hostels and halls are located in various parts of the University. Most student hostels provide shared accommodation in the form of twin-bed rooms. The postgraduate halls also provide single rooms. There are also a small number of special rooms for married students without children.
All nursing students of the School are members of our Nursing Society, which is one of the societies under the Student Union of CUHK.
The aims of the Nursing Society are:
- To unite nursing students of different years
- To establish a close relationship between teaching staff and students
- To promote a favorable learning environment
- To organize extra-curricular activities for nursing students
- To promote a sense of responsibility toward the Society among nursing students
- To facilitate communication between different clubs and societies within and outside the University.
The Society from time to time organizes a variety of activities for nursing students, such as the second-hand book sales, and health related activities such as the organ donation card distribution day. The Society also provides students with an opportunity to participate in the School activities such as the School Orientation Day and International Nurses Day.