The CityU Information Day on 13 October 2018 drew thousands of secondary school students, parents and visitors to the university campus. Over 3,100 visitors were attracted to the exhibition booths of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to discover the latest information on academic programmes and admission requirements. Lecture halls were filled to the brim at talks hosted by CLASS academic units. Programme leaders explained to the attendees the special features, selection criteria and career prospects of their programmes. Senior students also shared their learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
The informative admission talks, eye-opening guided tours and interesting interactive games organised by CLASS academic units showcased the professional education we offer, and impressed the visitors with our state-of-the-art teaching facilities and diverse internationalised learning experiences.
The participants not only obtained useful information from attending the activities held on campus, but also valued the advice on programme application given to them by faculty and staff on the day.
Dr Peppina LEE, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Curriculum) of CLASS, talked to the prospective students. She advised that before obtaining specific information from the exhibition booths, students should first think about their academic interests and abilities and carefully consider what they wanted to pursue in their futures. More details about programmes and courses could then be sought directly from the faculty at the exhibition booths. “At CLASS, we offer broad-based, multidisciplinary and professional-oriented programmes. We also offer a range of internationalisation exposure for students to unveil the world, develop a multicultural understanding and cultivate a global mind-set,” said Dr Lee.
Professor Dennis WONG, Associate Dean (Student Life and Learning) of CLASS, spoke to parents and visiting secondary school students, and reminded them that although it was hard, it was important to make the right decision about university education. He advised the prospective students to pay attention to the specific entrance requirements of individual programmes and make a careful judgement on band choices. “During the years at university, students will learn the essential skills of dealing with people and challenges. They will also make decisions about their career development,” said Professor Wong. “Our College actively promotes the whole-person development of students and helps students develop communication skills, problem- solving capabilities and appreciation for teamwork. At CLASS, we have many dedicated teachers who are committed to excellent teaching, and they care about students.”
In addition to getting advice from faculty and staff, visitors obtained helpful information from enthusiastic student ambassadors who assisted at the exhibition booths to answer questions and share their knowledge about CLASS programmes. Student ambassadors also shared with the visitors their learning experiences at the university and at CLASS.