More efforts and resources to enhance student support and services
The OUHK has mapped out its development plans for the next decade, among which student support is one of the most integral parts. Thus, in order to aid the holistic development of our students, beginning this year, more resources have been allocated for the enhancement of student services and support.
Student Affairs Office
In February, the Student Affairs Office (SAO) in the Registry became an independent unit with added manpower resources. It offers strengthened student services in four main areas: Career Development Services and Internship Programmes, Scholarships and Financial Assistance, Student Activities and Support Services, and Whole Person Development Programme.
Career and counselling services
In addition to providing recruitment talks and job fairs, several related services are being further expanded to aid students’ career planning and development, including internship programmes and a career mentorship scheme. In addition to career services, counselling services are also provided to address individuals’ personal needs, such as problems in dealing with university life, emotional or mental health, and examination stress.
The University has committed to doubling the funding resources available for overseas study tours in order to broaden students’ horizons. The SAO is also exploring the possibility of launching a student exchange programme to enrich students’ learning experiences and to improve their competitiveness after graduation.
Student activities and sports development
Additional resources have been allocated to fund the activities of student societies in order to enrich university life. The University also encourages active participation in sports activities and will take part in more sports competitions.
Whole person development
Students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities for personal development outside the classroom, such as various seminars, workshops and programmes for improving communication skills, self-understanding, emotion management and personal growth.