To assist students in their personal growth and development, the Office of Student Affairs provides professional services in the following areas:
(1) Organizing and supporting student activities
We believe that participation in student activities is an important part of the students’ experiential development. We coordinate student activities and organize leadership training and development programmes. In particular, we encourage and support student-directed activities. We also provide assistance and advice to students and student bodies in their organization of student activities.
(2) Managing student amenities
The University provides a range of facilities and amenities for students in various student centres and the University swimming pool. We are responsible for the management of these facilities.
(3) Assisting non-local students and promoting cultural diversity
We coordinate student care services for incoming non-local students to assist them in their adjustment to campus life. We promote cultural diversity on our campus by organizing and coordinating a variety of activities. We also manage the International House, a hostel for students from diverse backgrounds, and administer an off-campus housing information service for the students.
(4) Enhancing learning effectiveness of non-local students
In order to enable non-local undergraduates more ready to benefit from the University’s learning environment, we provide proactive support on adjustment and learning-related issues. Person-to-person guidance is given to year one students, while group activities are organized to enhance mutual support among the non-local undergraduates.
(5) Enhancing communication between students and the University
We strive to enhance communication and mutual understanding between students and the University by organizing suitable functions and activities. We also liaise with student associations in the University.
(6) Assisting students through counselling and related services
We aim to enable our students to become confident, competent and competitive young adults. Through psychological counselling, developmental programmes and mental health education, we assist students to overcome difficulties in adjusting to the University, derive success and satisfaction from their university experiences, and achieve genuine personal growth and self-enhancement.
(7) Enhancing students’ employability and career prospects
We provide career guidance and development services to students so as to enhance their competitiveness and employability. Our strategies are to broaden the scope of networking with potential employers and other external parties, and to equip our students with the essential employability qualities and skills. We also organize a wide range of internship opportunities and other suitable programmes for our students.
(8) Support Services for Students with Disabilities
To enable disabled students to actively participate in campus life and to facilitate their learning, special services and facilities can be arranged according to individual needs so that students can enjoy university life and attain fruitful academic pursuits.