Sharing from Students
BA in Chinese Language and Literature, Year 3
Living in the Yang Hall is an unforgettable experience. I have broadened my horizons and understood the foreign culture through the cultural activities with exchange students. I have also developed strong communication and organisational skills having served as the Vice-President of the Hall Council. For instance, I became a detail-minded person through designing and running the programme of the residence hall’s orientation camp. I also met new friends from different Faculties and Schools when participating in various events such as high table dinner and haunted house. Yang Hall – a “Hall with a Heart” is like a warm family.
BA in History, Year 3
The 2-week study tour to the U.S. organised by the Hong Kong America Center in May 2017 was one of my special experiences of studying at HKBU. This tour mainly focused on the U.S. President Donald Trump’s Policy including political, diplomatic and economic policies after the President assumed office for 100 days. We are glad to have the chances to visit government institutions, think tanks and NGOs such as the Department of State, Heritage Foundation and Meridian International in Washington D.C. We met certain congressmen, specialists and journalists to know their sophisticated views about the new owner of the White House. Though we had diversified opinions, there was always room for us to share our ideas.
BA in Translation, Year 2
I have participated in the Global Collaborative Summer Programme held by Kyunghee University in Seoul in 2017 summer. I took courses about contemporary Korean films, fictions and Korean language. The courses trained me to look into films in detail and to find out symbolisms that are related to real-life situations. In order to enhance our understanding towards the Korean films and fictions, the professor provided us with the information of history and religious beliefs of Korea. In addition, we visited one of the Korean Broadcasting Stations called MBC and the Namsan Hanok Village to experience Korean culture. Meeting friends from different parts of the world is the most worthwhile part of the Programme.
BBA – Finance Concentration, Year 3
Going on summer exchange programme in the University of British Columbia (UBC) at Vancouver might be the most unforgettable memories of my university life. I experienced different teaching styles and learning atmosphere at the UBC and had chances to get to know more about the Canadian culture. I also enjoyed the friendship with students from all over the world in that month.
BBA – Applied Economics Concentration, Graduand
Joining the HKBU Ambassador Progamme is one of the milestones that I achieved in my 4-year university life. In the programme, we were all trained with professional presentation skills and project management skills. We took up the role of promoting HKBU to the public, serving the guests and visitors in university-wide events. The Student Ambassador team was formed by students from different faculties and schools. Our fruitful discussions had generated many creative ideas on how to promote HKBU.
BA in Visual Arts, Year 3
There are a wide variety of courses provided by the Academy of Visual Arts, ranging from studio arts to craft and design. The Programme helps us find our own style of creation and enrich our knowledge. The Programme also provides many out-of-classroom learning opportunities for us to explore art from different parts of the world such as the work experiences in Art Basel and various art exhibitions.
BA in English Language and Literature and BEd in English Language Teaching, Year 4
The BA in English Language and Literature and BEd in English Language Teaching double degree programme has provided me with both the knowledge in English and education and has prepared me to be a flexible educator in the fast-changing 21st century. The Programme offered a special overseas Immersion Programme which has inspired me with teaching skills. I went to Brisbane for the Immersion Programme to observe and teach Australian students in the summer of 2016. I discovered several ways to get students interested in learning which can be applied in teaching Hong Kong students. The two months I spent with my homestay family in Brisbane provided me many opportunities to communicate with the locals who boosted my confidence in speaking English.
BCOMM – Organisational Communication, Year 3
The well-established syllabus of the Communication Programme gives me motivation to achieve more every day. What intrigued me to join one of many HKBU's communication programmes is that they are pioneer in providing students the Organisational Communication Major in Asia. The Programme nurtures students to become a competent communicator in their professional careers. This unique curriculum is a fusion of theory and practical at multiple levels of communication.
Apart from the academic aspect, HKBU grants me opportunities in conquering roles like being an emcee for award ceremonies, tutoring juniors in English and more. My University life at HKBU is definitely fulfilling!