Openlink Vol 23 Issue 3 (September 2014)
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President's Message

25th Anniversary Activities

OUHK Open Day
Distinguished Leaders Series:
Dr Anthony Neoh speaks on rule by law and will
video
Tertiary students demonstrate strengths in programmingvideo
Scholars and experts discuss issues related to ecology and preservation
Conference on technology and educational practices

Development

Institutional Review 2014
Mapping out development plans for the next decade
OUHK welcomes over 300 subsidized places in the SSSDP
More efforts and resources to enhance student support and services

An ideal place for study and collaborative work

Student Achievements

Student Support and Activities

Sponsorship and Donations

Financial awards hit three-year record high
Students explore the world through sponsored study tours

Events

Community Healthcare Day and Jockey Club Home Health Watch Programmevideo
Tsim Tak-lung discusses the key to improving English proficiencyvideo
Meeting with Kowloon City District Councillors
Business leaders visit the OUHK
Speaking on Hong Kong cultural change with wit and charm

Academic Activities and Alliances

People
Associate Vice President Prof. Ip Yiu-keung
Charting out a path for the future
New Council members
New academic staff
Mainland Links

Alumni Affairs

Outstanding Alumni Sharing Series — Boss Spiritvideo
Programmes and Courses
LiPACE updates
Newsbrief

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.

Exchange programmes

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.